DEP founder appointed for conservation role

Michael Hunt

Rod Edwards, founding director of Manchester-based landscape architects Donaldson Edwards Partnership, has been appointed by the Landscape Institute for its Manchester conservation panel.

Edwards, a member and past president of the Landscape Institute, the chartered body for landscape architects, will represent the organisation on the regional panel which reviews all planning, conservation and regeneration proposals and their likely impact on Manchester's historical landscape.

Edwards said: "As a Manchester practice we have an ongoing interest and involvement in this city's proud architectural history and heritage and I'm delighted to have been appointed to represent the Landscape Institute on this important and influential panel."

Based in King Street West, Donaldson Edwards Partnership specialises in urban regeneration, development and conservation schemes and works with local and central government agencies and private developers.

Edwards has also overseen international projects for Donaldson Edwards Partnership in the Caribbean, Middle East, Europe and China.

The Landscape Institute represents 6,000 members ranging from chartered landscape architects, academics, scientists and students.

Donaldson Edwards Partnership was set up in 1976, with Edwards as the sole partner of the practice, working alongside Tim Rogers and Chris Podmore.

Former partners Andrew Donaldson and Neville Far both retired from the Donaldson Edwards Partnership over ten years ago.

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