Neil Mattinson

– I have almost 40 years experience in the landscape architecture profession. My work has been varied, spanning local government, government agency and the private sector and affording me the opportunity to develop skills across a broad range of projects – large and small.

– I am a Senior Board Director of a 150 strong practice. I’m passionate about design for social good and improving places for the better. These objectives drive design value for the people they serve.

– My professional interest lie chiefly in the leisure, recreational, commercial and residential sectors and especially in the planning, design and management of both new build and renewal projects in the urban/rural fringe and public realm.

– I am also an experienced expert witness, having given landscape evidence at a number of public inquiries (over 30) covering both Local Plan and Section 78 Appeals.

– As a senior equity Board Director of LDA Design, I am one of the Director’s responsible for leading our London office and also responsible for LDA Design’s International business and media and communications output.

– Over the years, I have led multi-disciplinary design and technical teams through planning, design development and contract stages of projects.

– My current day-to-day role sees me lead two market teams within the business – our public realm and our international portfolio, working across projects in the Middle East, India, China, Asia and Russia.

– In the UK, I am delighted to be leading the landscape and public realm design for the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, One Nine Elms and Chatham Riverside Masterplan and delivery. In the Middle East, we are currently engaged on new parks in Doha, Qatar and public realm in Dubai. Our work in China and India is centred around the creation of new public realm associated with emerging redevelopment of new city quarters in Qingdao, Mumbai and Gurgaon (Delhi).

– I am particularly proud to have led our team for the development of the Masterplanning, detailed design and delivery for the London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm, Europe’s most significant landscape for a generation.


– Woolerton Truscott
August 1984 – August 1997 (13 years 1 month) Banbury and subsequently Oxford

Initially based in Kendal, Cumbria from 1984 – 1990. Set up the practice’s ‘southern’ office in Banbury, Oxon in 1990 re-located the office to Oxford in 1993. At which time the practice was sold to SGS and became known as SGS Environment. Remained with SGS as a Director until 1997 before moving to establish the Oxford office of LDA Design (formerly Landscape Design Associates) in 1997. Led this office (as Partner) until 2008 before moving to London to work on the London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm.

Additional Organizations

– Fellow of Landscape Institute 2000.
– Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute 1982.
– Landscape Institute 1982.
– Landscape Institute National Awards Programme (1992 – 2010).
– Landscape Institute Assessor: West Oxfordshire Design Awards (1993 – 1997).
– CABE Expert Enabler for School Grounds June.