Nottinghamshire and London-based landscape architect Influence has bolstered its team with the appointment of Olli Wheeler as senior landscape architect.
Influence provides specialist landscape architecture, urban design, environment planning and expert witness – and alongside the Wildlife Trust – is the practice behind the bold green vision for Nottingham’s now redundant Broadmarsh which was shared last year and achieved national acclaim.
A chartered member of the Landscape Institute, Olli will work alongside the established team delivering landscape planning and design projects at the Newark practice and will undertake Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) and produce technical planning reports.
Previously based at a large multi-disciplinary environmental planning consultancy, Olli brings seven years of industry experience to Influence, having started as a landscape designer in Sydney, Australia.
Since then, he has completed an MA in Landscape Architecture, gained professional Chartership (CMLI) status and worked for several respected firms in the industry.
At Influence, Olli will be delivering a wide range of projects from strategic land developments through to single dwellings in the countryside. Olli will increase Influence’s ability to deliver projects from pre-planning right through to construction and maintenance.
On his new appointment, Olli said: “I’m really pleased to start my new role at Influence and have the opportunity to continue my career at such a well-respected and popular practice.
“Its strong reputation locally and nationally appealed to me greatly and its healthy mix of public and private work was of interest as I enjoy the variety.
“I look forward to bringing both my planning and design skillset to this very friendly, and skilled team and gain more experience within the Midlands.”
Sara Boland, managing director at Influence, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Olli to our team. His unique expertise and specialised knowledge make him a great asset to our practice.
“Olli joins us at an exciting time and will work alongside myself and the senior team on landscape design and planning projects here in Nottinghamshire and around the country.”
Influence covers a wide scope of services including tall building assessment work in London and has recently worked alongside teams of highly experienced industry professionals to bring about the Boston Barrier tidal flood risk management project in Lincolnshire and provide landscape and concept design services to the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone.