Ebbsfleet, Kent


2016 - ongoing






Landscape Architecture


Inception through to construction

Define are designing the Public Realm within Ebbsfleet Garden City (6000 new homes). Our role is to prepare proposals for the green infrastructure, public parks and urban plazas within the former quarry site. Our landscape architecture expertise has allowed us to shape the overall masterplan (also carried out by Define), which has then led to designing the public realm in more detail, taking our original aspirations forward into delivery.

Our approach is clear; we design these places for people to enjoy, creating social civic spaces with an emphasis on building new communities and improving peoples wellbeing. Our design concepts are unique for each space. They are forged from a process of research, cultural and historic, weaved together with current best practise and then designed alongside the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and the surrounding existing communities.

All the projects have some form of relationship to the site’s rich history, the genus loci. Whether that is the huge cliff face projecting out into Whitecliffe Square, the tumbling landscape terraces in the school campus, or even the sculptural stone walls that form the entrance feature to Ashmere. We enhance what is there, be it lakes, cliffs or old Kentish Barns!, making this a special place to be.

Define’s role ranges from initial concept design, reserved matters applications and detail design through to construction in a very challenging yet rewarding site. The overall scheme seeks excellence through innovation as it is the largest of the NHS healthy new towns initiative; meaning health and wellbeing are vital elements to the ongoing work.

Please follow these links to some of our Ebbsfleet projects.

Project team