Uncommon Land

A Handley House company

Welcome to Uncommon Land

We are a new, London-based design-led landscape architecture practice.

Our approach is highly collaborative and we pride ourselves in our ability to see the bigger picture around what we do. We work at all scales, sectors and geographies and are able to apply our global experience at a local level. As a landscape practice, we balance creative vision with commercial viability, shaping memorable landscapes that deliver lasting social, environmental and economic value.

Through our work, we help clients create beautiful, inclusive and sustainable spaces for the communities they serve. Across the UK, the Middle East and Asia, we work on projects of varying size and scope. Whether it’s city-wide masterplanning or rail network site remediation, the significance and impact of the project is more important to us than scale. Whatever the opportunity, we are relentlessly detail-oriented, bringing a meticulous focus and precision to every project we take on.

Narrative landscapes

We regard landscape design as a form of storytelling; one which enables memorable and meaningful interactions with the built environment. By pulling threads of narrative through landscape, we help to bind the social fabric of places together.

We are bold but considered in our work, investing time and resources to find the right landscape solution to our clients’ challenges. Through our global insight and experience, we tailor designs to specific climatic conditions and cultural requirements. And with a wealth of sustainability expertise, we can help clients achieve environmental targets, improving the eco-performance of urban centres while deepening people’s relationship with public space.

Working globally

Our ambitious and growing team is led by Landscape Director, Simon Grimbley.

Simon brings a wealth of UK and international expertise and strategic insight on complex projects. His past work comprises major landscape, urban design and hospitality projects in the UK and abroad, including the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Parks and Msheireb Downtown in Doha.


We are also on the lookout for dynamic individuals to join our rapidly expanding team.

If you are curious, committed and want to change the world through beautiful urban design, we want to hear from you. Send us an email to the address above with your CV and covering letter explaining what you could bring to the practice.

1 Monkwell Square,
London EC2Y 5BL, UK

020 7776 3940