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About Redbay Design

Based at Cockington Court Manor House in Torquay, Devon, Redbay Design is an established and successful landscape architecture consultancy.

Since 2006, we’ve been providing our clients straightforward advice applied across our design and landscape planning disciplines. Together with detailed and site-specific creative designs, our collective experience has seen us work on a wide range of projects. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly and creatively to small and larger scale projects, delivered to a high standard.

Our personal service goes beyond offering our core landscape services. Thanks to good working relationships with organisations in sectors including arboriculture, ecology, and land surveyors to name a few, throughout the South of England, we’re also able to coordinate specialist consultants from other environmental sectors for your project.

We’re registered practice members of:

  • The Landscape Institute
  • Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS)

Our Team

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Nick Perrett

Nick is a chartered Landscape Architect who trained initially in Horticulture with The Royal Horticultural Society, before gaining valuable practical experience in the landscape construction industry.

After graduating in 1995 with a BA(Hons) Landscape Design, and in 1997 with a DipLA in Landscape Architecture, both at Manchester Metropolitan University Nick has worked in private practice and the public sector working on a broad spectrum of land use and development projects in the UK and Australia. Projects include hotels, play spaces, holiday and leisure sites, urban parks and gardens, as well as cultural centres.

Before moving back to Devon in 2006 to establish redbay design Nick was employed by the Groundwork Trust in Kent working up from project Landscape Architect to Team Principal during six years with the organisation.

‘Much of my working career has been managing regeneration projects, taking jobs from inception to completion, leading multi-disciplinary teams and coordinating all the many different project elements. This has given me an excellent understanding of the processes necessary for the realisation of major construction and environmental projects’.

As managing director Nick oversees every project undertaken by the company to ensure the highest levels of service and quality of work.

How to get a personalized plan that protects, preserves the clients ideas with the best and most inexpensive design from the team at Redbay Design.

Nick Bunn

Nick is a Chartered Landscape Architect, who initially gained a BA (Hons) Spatial Design: Interior and Landscape at University College Falmouth, before working at a planning consultancy (Green Planning Services) while studying towards a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at Birmingham University.

'Working in a Planning consultancy gave me a good understanding of the planning system while also receiving a design focused education in the subject of Landscape Architecture. This illustrated the important role that Landscape Architecture plays in development and the planning process. At GPS I was preparing planning applications and discharge of conditions applications for land use and development within areas of planning constraint such as Green Belt and AONB and went on to develop LVIA services’.

Nick has been with Redbay since 2013 where he has been instrumental in updating LVIA systems, and processes to bring them in line with the latest guidance (GLVIA3).

‘The focus of my work at RBD includes the production of LVIA’s and landscape character appraisals as well as strategic level masterplanning. I take a considered and creative approach to site analysis and development proposals to help schemes respect local context and contribute to the character of an area and its sense of place’.

Since gaining chartered status Nick has taken a more active role in the management of projects and giving evidence at planning appeals.
 
'In my spare time I like to take advantage of the varying landscapes of Devon and Cornwall walking my dog down the beach, along the coast path or up on Dartmoor, together with the mandatory pint at a local pub! I also enjoy juggling/poi spinning and practice Tai Chi’.

Landscape Designer, Paula enjoys working on a range of different scales and project stages; working on a variety of projects within the public realm, including schools, playgrounds, and urban squares.

Paula

Paula graduated in 2014 from the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland , with a BSc in Landscape Architecture, specializing in protecting and shaping the landscape, she completed at the same University a MSc in Landscape Architecture, specialising in landscape design in 2016. In 2017 she gained Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture at Hunan Agricultural University in Changsha – China. During her studies in China, Paula also gained valuable work experience at a design studio in Shanghai and Changsha, working on a variety of projects within the public realm, including schools, playgrounds, and urban squares. Paula enjoys working on a range of different scales and project stages.

‘I'm truly passionate about landscape and garden design, love naturalised gardens full of herbs, nature. In my spare time I enjoy making natural cosmetics and herbal remedies I also enjoy taking long family walks, always seeking to be closer to nature’.

Jasmine

Jasmine initially gained BA (Hons) Geography at the University of Exeter, before working at a landscape architecture practice while studying towards a Master’s degree (with Conversion) in Landscape Architecture at the University of Gloucestershire; working on client-driven briefs in landscape studios and developing design creativity. Jasmine has been with Redbay Design since 2020.

‘Landscapes are the thing that everyone unknowingly has in common. They are the patchwork that ties all the messy bits in our towns and cities together and allow for a sense of excitement in-between the buildings. I feel lucky to have the privilege of shaping these spaces'.

'In my spare time I like to keep active with gym classes, paddle boarding and hiking. I have a keen interest in art, drawing, music of all genres and love to travel and experience new cultures and places; thriving off the exploration of the world around me'.

Katherine

Katherine graduated in May 2020 from Writtle University in Chelmsford, Essex with a BSc Hons degree in Landscape Architecture. She specialised in enhancing the qualities of the built and natural environment. Prior to this, Katherine studied Horticulture at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire, gaining a level three diploma. It was here that she was awarded a Silver medal for Young Gardener of the Year at the Ideal Home Show in London for her Design and Build skills.

Katherine is a keen gardener and has built up an excellent knowledge of plants. She is passionate about improving the sustainability and ecological components of each project.

In her spare time she loves hiking through Dartmoor or sitting by a window in a busy coffee shop.

'I love seeing how people adapt spaces to make them their own and I love to watch people react to intricate details and well-designed spaces. It’s almost like they’re almost completely unaware of the design because they’re so comfortable within it. Little things like that make me verry happy, and that’s what I like to achieve through my work here at Redbay'.

Gina

Gina is our Office and Finance Manager and has worked in finance throughout her career; previously working for a local accountancy practice and having held bookkeeping roles in both the private and non-profit sectors. She has vast experience and manages all aspects of the accounts for the practice and provides a good support network in all other administration areas to aid the smooth running of the office.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog in the local countryside, DIY, gardening and socialising with her family.