New appointment for Pegasus Group’s expanding environment team

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Pegasus Group continues to invest in its growing environment offering with the appointment of a Group wide Landscape Design Director based in the Bristol Office.

Samantha Leathers has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of landscape design and planning, having worked across Europe and the UK.Sam Leathers

Particular areas of expertise include Educational and Residential Landscape Design; Landscape Landscape / Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Landscape and Visual Appraisal.

She said: “I am so pleased to join Pegasus Group and very much look forward to working with a wide variety of clients on a diverse mix of projects.

“It is a particularly exciting time to be involved in landscape design not just nationally, but internationally, in light of the increased value placed upon our environment and in light of the COP26 summit. To join an organisation that has the reputation and credentials of Pegasus Group in pushing boundaries and making a difference is a privilege.

“From a personal point of view, I have a keen focus on quality of outputs at all stages of a project, tailoring the appointment scope to meet with the client’s aspirations, budget and timeframes. My varied experience affords me detailed understanding of hard and soft landscaping, including advising on detailed design and implementation as well as producing information packages for funding and planning applications.”

Sam is passionate about good design, and pushing environmental conservation, having led design projects at all stages from inception to completion for a variety of schemes, ranging from schools and universities to town centre public realm regeneration, business parks and energy for waste plants. She has worked on hospitals and residential care homes as well as a large number of major residential schemes.

Having provided extensive input into Hearing Statements and Planning Inquiries over the years, Sam has also produced a large range of landscape / townscape and visual impact assessments and also worked on Environmental Impact Assessments for many major infrastructure projects in the UK and one spanning Russia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Over the last 10 years, Sam has also undertaken various work with the Landscape Institute being involved in the Education Accreditation Committee, being a mentor, supervisor and examiner for the Pathway to Chartership qualifying Chartered Landscape Architects. She has also been Secretary and Stand-In Chair for the Landscape Institute South West.

Pegasus Group Executive Director Jeremy Peachey said: “We are delighted to extend a warm welcome to Sam who joins us as a Landscape Design Director to help resource and grow the design expertise across the group in close collaboration with all the Environment Directors.

“Sam brings a wealth of experience to the Group in all aspects of landscape design and planning, having spent the majority of her career in private practice and we know she will be an asset to the team.”

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