Uncommon Land brings integrated sustainable placemaking to Asia Pacific

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We are delighted to announce the expansion of Uncommon Land, to the Asia Pacific region with the opening of a studio in Singapore.

With an understanding of human experiences, combined with the principles of sustainable design, Uncommon Land are passionate about creating beautiful, inclusive and sustainable spaces for the communities they serve. From strategy and masterplanning to parks and squares, the team approach each landscape design as a form of storytelling; one which enables memorable and meaningful interactions with the built environment.

Tom Cartledge, CEO of Handley House, said, ​“My vision has always been to diversify our skills and services in direct response to our communities and the changing world we live in. Uncommon Land’s expansion into APAC is the natural next step in leveraging our landscape design expertise to create flexible, adaptable and sustainable urban spaces. Building on the strength of the Benoy network and its 75 years of international heritage, I am excited for Uncommon Land to partner with our clients in this part of the world, offering integrated design that creates world-class sustainable placemaking for the planet and future generations.”

Terence Seah, Director and Head of Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen, said, ​“We are excited to bring Uncommon Land’s unique value proposition to one of the most dynamic and fast-evolving regions of the world. The team offers a wealth of experience, industry knowledge and creativity to help our APAC clients create environmentally sustainable and commercially successful assets that deliver memorable green experiences with a positive impact.”

Simon Grimbley will continue to lead our London studio, whilst Ray Vees Goh will lead our new Singapore team.

Notes to editors

Uncommon Land is an internationally focussed landscape architecture and urban design practice. With studios in Europe and Asia and projects across Europe, Americas, the Middle East and Asia, Uncommon Land is a collective of landscape architects, architects and urban designers, who put people at the heart of their work.

Uncommon Land operates under the Handley House Group, a family of four businesses which include Pragma, Benoy and Holmes Wood. Across three geographies – Europe, Asia and North America, and three sectors – Consumer, Work-Ed and Travel, we are proud to be both commercial and creative problem-solvers. As a group, we are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver economic, social and sustainable value for our clients and communities.