Landscape Management Consultants

    What creates effective landscape management?

    Effective landscape management doesn't happen by accident. It is the result of expert insight, good planning and communication, tight control of budgets and reliable record-keeping. Clear performance targets are essential so that progress can be accurately measured. Conservation and sustainability must be fully integrated into an effective management plan.

    The PBA Approach

    PBA Consulting uses a highly practical approach, based on many years of experience. Drawing on our toolkit of strategic landscape management tactics, we ensure landscape facilities are fit for purpose and safe to use. By assessing the whole picture - not just its individual elements - we create solutions that really work and deliver value-for-money too.

    Amenity Grounds and Parkland

    Such areas are often highly valued by local communities. For example, they may be sites of historical, cultural or ecological importance. The need for sympathetic management of such sites - using appropriate, sustainable maintenance methods - cannot be overstated. To meet this need, PBA Consulting prepares landscape assessments and objectives. These are followed by management prescriptions and specifications appropriate to that particular site. Supervision of improvement work and ongoing maintenance ensures effective implementation.

    Sports Ground Facilities

    Sports ground management poses unique challenges - requiring expert management insight. For example, sports turf requires special cultivation techniques to produce a healthy, safe and durable sward. Synthetic playing surfaces, goal posts, nets, site-screens etc all require specialised care and maintenance. We deploy agronomists to provide condition reports and management plans - to identify and implement the most appropriate maintenance regimes. We also supervise construction and maintenance works.

    Maintaining a sports pitch

    Landscape Management Plans

    To manage a landscape facility in a properly co-ordinated, effective way, a management plan is essential. A complete plan is a blueprint for action, identifying what needs to be done, how it will be done and how much it is going to cost.

    Our Management Plans have a strong practical bias. They may include condition reports, landscape inventories and contractor references. Estimates and schedules may also be included if required.

    PBA Landscape management plans are recognised by Local Authority Planning Departments. Plans may be required for new landscape schemes associated with new buildings as a condition of planning permission being granted.

    Contract Management

    The key to employing contractors successfully is an unambiguous contract with clear specifications. This provides an agreed benchmark for performance to be assessed.

    PBA Consulting provides a complete contract management service for clients, including: contract procurement, vetting of contractors, preparing specifications and schedules. Strict procedures ensure parity in the tender process.

    Once a contract has been awarded, we can manage it for you - to monitor quality and performance. Regular progress meetings and site inspections ensure successes are built on and problems ironed out. KPI (Key Performance Indicators) can be used when required.

    See how our Landscape Management service works in real life:

    Landscape Case Study


    Discover how our integrated approach transformed and simplified the management of a complex MoD training site.

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    Arboricultural management


    Our consultants’ quantified approach to tree evaluation, supported by specialist investigation equipment, provides safe, sustainable solutions for the most challenging of treescapes.

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    Conservation management


    We provide environmentally sensitive solutions which balance biodiversity needs and management operations. This creates an integrated, sustainable approach to conservation, the protection of endangered species and important habitats.

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