Detailed Design

HDA has extensive expertise in producing detailed designs for planning conditions and construction.

These include:

  • Detailed layouts at a range of scales and complexity, showing materials, finishes, boundary treatments and planting types
  • Detailed planting plans and specifications
  • Construction details, both standard and bespoke, ranging from tree pits to water features
  • Setting out plans
  • Detailed levels information – particularly for areas of soft landscaping
  • National Building Specification (NBS)
  • Designers risk assessment
project examples


HDA created a rose garden for the Hare Krishna Temple at Bhaktivedanta Manor near Watford, and is it now in full bloom. The design includes herbaceous perennials, shrub roses, bulbs, box hedging and yew cones, along with lawns, paths, Yorkstone edging and metal arches and gazebo. Previously HDA completed an LVIA for Bhaktivedanta site, identyfying …


HDA was part of the design team which delivered the award-winning Waterside Theatre scheme on a regeneration site in the centre of Aylesbury. Our involvement in this project included ecology surveys, townscape assessment and landscape design. HDA’s scheme saw the removal of canalised sections of the brook and the re-introduction of natural banks together with …


HDA ecologists and landscape architects led the design of a 40ha ‘Super SANG’ at Edenbrook, Fleet in Hampshire. The SANG was created to off-set the adverse effects of recreational pressure arising from new housing development on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA). The SANG provides a variety of wetlands, flood meadows and open …