Who we are

Fira is a nationally recognised team of designers with the focus of connecting people with their environment. Over the past four decades our approach to design, promoting access to nature and crafting spaces that improve people’s health, has strengthened our position as one of the country’s leading landscape design practices.

Based in Birmingham, the city of a thousand trades, we also have an office in London, and work throughout the UK and overseas on a wide range of projects. Our practice is built around our team of talented and dedicated landscape architects who have a real passion for creating inspirational environments.

From our humble beginnings in the 1970s, our pursuit of excellence has been recognised in over 60 design awards, and more importantly, led thousands of projects that have had a positive impact on both people’s lives and the environment. Throughout this long period, we have worked on numerous landmark schemes and established many strong relationships with friends and collaborators across the industry.

Our Ethos

We believe that the environment in which we live, work and play has a significant impact on our health, our behaviour, and our state of mind. We strive to create beautiful places that enhance people’s health and wellbeing, and as a leading exponent of the importance of health and wellbeing, this has become an integral part of all our designs. This approach can only truly be delivered by working in harmony with nature, supporting the green infrastructure and ecological networks that sustain our world.

Our emphasis on sustainability means we focus on creating designs that last. A collaborative approach, involving the client team, the design team and the users of the space, enables us to create practical, affordable and attractive designs that will stand the test of time.

Crafting Quality

We aim to enhance people’s lives so we keep people in focus throughout the design process, and this includes both our clients, and the people who will ultimately live, work or play in the design space. We’ve put together a team of brilliantly creative and technically knowledgeable landscape architects with experience of delivering throughout the design process, from initial brief to final handover, on a diverse range of projects.

The majority of our clients come back and work with us again and again, and we’ve pinpointed some of the reasons why:

  • Our designers have the creative freedom and vigour to create a unique project every time. We emphasise creativity and ‘wow-factor’ but with a recognition that the highest level of technical competence is a must;


  • We provide a full start-to-end service, offering both the initial landscape planning advice and subsequent design and supervision. We know that bringing everything together at the end of a project can be a challenge in this industry, we care about the end result and take pride in seeing a project through to completion;


  • Our team are leading the field in our use of Building Information Modelling (BIM); and


  • We are committed to quality and the environment, and hold both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. In addition, we are Acclaim Construction Line certified, promoting Health and Safety for all.

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Fira is delighted to share with you our new brand! With exciting developments within the company, we felt it was time to

Both projects have been shortlisted at the European Healthcare Awards 2023. Great to be involved in working towards healing environments with Ryder

Amazing news to share. Fira is honoured to have won the Landscape Architecture Studio Award at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2023.