Ellen Bramhill BA DipLD CMLI
Ellen has been a landscape architect for over 20 years. She started her career working for Cobham Resource Consultants and Scott Wilson, before setting up Bramhill Design in 2008.
Ellen has developed expertise in landscape visual assessment, public space and garden design but her major passion is working on public parks and historic landscapes.
Over the last 15 years Ellen has become one of the most experienced practitioners in historic landscapes. She has been a monitor for the Heritage Lottery Fund for over 10 years and a mentor since the mentoring system was introduced.
She has prepared numerous conservation management plans for public parks and estates across the country, including Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire and Ashton Court Estate, Bristol. Ellen has also overseen the implementation of major projects such as the restoration of Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham and Chiswick House, London.
Her recent work for Bramhill Design, in addition to advising HLF, includes designing the gardens at Sandycombe Lodge to complement the C19 villa designed by the artist Turner, a landscape masterplan for a new road access to a school within an historic setting and a series of private gardens for clients in the Oxford area.
Paul Bramhill BSc MSc CMLI
Paul has had over 30 years experience working as a landscape manager, in local authority, private consultancy and then in the charity sector as CEO of parks and green spaces charity GreenSpace.
Paul has been one of the most influential people in the advocacy for improvement of public space over the last 10 years. At GreenSpace he helped create Love Parks Week as a national campaign for quality greenspace and developed the GreenPlaces Fund as a mechanism for attracting new funding to the parks sector. Paul was also instrumental in developing the Parks for Life international network now working closely with IFPRA to create a new international urban parks body.
Prior to GreenSpace Paul worked as a landscape manager on over 50 public parks and heritage landscape commissions working for Land Use Consultants, Cobham Resource Consultants and Scott Wilson. He has worked extensively on the management of new town landscapes and spent 2 years in Paris working on the improvement of social housing landscapes for Caises de Depots.
Since returning to consultancy Paul has worked on varied projects including parkland planning for Stewardship funding, potential development of innovative funding for parks, landscape masterplanning for the National Trust, potential for creating new open space in Cambridge and management planning for a trust using volunteers to maintain their landscape.