Edinburgh studio adds to senior design team with double promotion

Liz Leech

LANDSCAPE architects and urban designers HarrisonStevens has confirmed two promotions at its Edinburgh-based studio.

Liz Leech and Neil Bancroft, both former senior landscape architects, have been named as associates following project wins and a ‘healthy portfolio of work’ leading into 2021/22.

Since joining the business in 2018, Liz has led on a number of public realm and healthcare projects, including the recently completed Greenock Health Care Centre. HarrisonStevens said her particular interest is in designing beautiful functional spaces that integrate indoor and outdoor spaces to enhance the natural environment.

Neil Bancroft joined the studio last year, bringing his experience of working on horticultural and ecological projects across the globe. His nature-based solutions approach with specific interest in utilising natural capital assessment has been tipped to support the Edinburgh studio as it continues to focus on promoting and improving biodiversity.

Neil Bancroft

Mike Harrison, co-founder and creative director, said, “These promotions reflect the skills and expertise that both Liz and Neil bring to the studio. Their passion and drive to pursue creative sustainable solutions that link people, place and nature, has been key to delivering high-quality legacy projects for our clients.

“Both will be instrumental in the continued growth of the practice as we enhance our approach to protecting natural resources, promoting biodiversity and delivering excellent projects.”