Martina is passionate about townscape architecture, ensuring her clients’ visions are delivered in a way that complement their settings.

Every project Martina creates for her clients is completely bespoke. She arranges assessments to meet your needs and cost goals, establishing the exact requirements necessary for each stage and allowing you to be responsive to planning application changes.

From college buildings to commercial and mixed-use developments, Martina’s property type experience is broad. Clients benefit from the unique insight this offers, safe in the knowledge that her approach to different site contexts and challenges is creative and based on a sound, technical understanding.

Her vibrant personality means Martina loves seeking out opportunities to collaborate with other teams both internally and externally.

After obtaining a degree in building engineering, Martina studied her master’s in landscape architecture, initially pursuing garden design and then quickly finding her niche in master planning and townscape assessment. She is currently an active committee member for the East of England branch of the Landscape Institute.

The landscape team has had extensive discussions regarding the content and viewpoint selections for the LVIA/TVIA and we consider the quality of the LVIA to be high and the conclusions fair and correct.
Landscape Officer - Cambridge City Council

Award

Most Promising Designer Under 35 in the New Italian Blood Awards

The NIB Prize is an annual award and a precious opportunity for young Italian architects and landscape architects to gather together and promote visibility, dialogues and reflection.  The award is a selection of the 10 most promising designers or firms under 35, operating in Italy and abroad. They are ambassadors of high quality which the State should invest in to allow culture, professionalism and Made in Italy to progress and establish a strong presence in our country, in Europe and in the world.

Experience

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Planning

Develop winning planning strategies that deliver successful projects
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Masterplanning, Landscape & Assessment

Design that delivers on your priorities and contributes to green infrastructure.

Our insights

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Martina Sechi, Associate and Head of Landscape & Townscape Assessment, discusses which barriers lie in the way of “tall” buildings in UK cities.

A Tale of Three Cities

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Nottingham.JPG Insights 29.10.21

A year after the publication of the Planning the Future White Paper (August 2020), it seems the right time to re-evaluate where we are with the professional tools that are associated with the delivery of the planning reform. This is particularly key now that the Environment Bill was updated in September and the Brexit withdrawal process is in full swing.

An integrated approach to landscape and townscape assessment is needed.

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Jesus Green Cambridge Blog 02.06.20

When the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was launched in 2019, the hopes of many landscape architects were dashed on discovering that neither Green Belt ‘openness’, or ‘valued’ landscape were further explained or defined.

The eternal puzzle on Green Belt openness

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Cliveland Street, Birmingham

The client’s objective was to redevelop a brownfield within Birmingham city to contribute to the provision of student accommodation in a vibrant city centre area.

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Flight Club, Cardiff

Our client wanted to introduce the Flight Club concept to Wales and to do this, needed to achieve change of use of a retail venue to create a new darts venue with associated restaurant and bar.

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Hartsbourne Country Club

The extensive restoration of Hartsbourne Country Club, with the addition of several contemporary buildings to suit the needs of the club’s members and the local community.

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Pix Brook Academy

We were instructed to provide strategic planning services on this exciting new academy for the village of Stotfold.

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MK Gateway

Mixed-use development evangelists Socius really get the knowledge economy. They know that cities like Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes are powered by the collaboration of the people living and working there and their shared quest for knowledge and discovery.

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