Katharina Erne

MSc, BSc Landscape Architecture & Landscape Planning, CMLI

Associate, Senior Chartered Landscape Architect

Katharina joined HTA in 2014 and has been the lead Landscape Architect on a number of high-profile public realm projects, including the Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead, Scotney Castle in Kent, Sutton Estate in Chelsea, Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich, Stephenson Street in Newham and King Square in Islington. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of parks, historic landscapes and has a passion for planting design. Katharina also has a keen interest and expertise in community led landscape architecture, working with local residents, local stakeholders and the wider community.

Katharina was the Project Landscape Architect for The Water Gardens, which she took from planning through to completion on site, successfully delivering the Heritage Lottery Funded restoration of this Grade II registered large public park. Katharina also researched and designed the planting restoration for The Water Gardens which won the Landscape Institute Award for Excellence through Planting and Horticulture in 2019 and the Heritage and Conservation Award in 2017.

She is currently working on visitor enhancements for Scotney Castle for the National Trust, a Grade I registered landscape and SSSI of over 300 hectares including reconfiguration of the arrival sequence and reinstatement of historic landscape features, play, upgrade of the path network, biodiversity enhancements, orchard reinstatement and enlarged parking facilities.

Katharina also prepared the planting scheme for Greenford Quay in Ealing which opened to the public in 2019. This large new square and waterside landscape adjacent to the Grand Union Canal evokes the site’s industrial past and includes biodiverse and native planting next to the water’s edge.

Working in collaboration with the London Wildlife Trust, Katharina recently completed North Cator Park in Greenwich. This section of the public park covers 3.5ha of Metropolitan Open Space featuring specialist biodiverse native planting and a landmark sculptural play area of over 3,000sqm.

Katharina also developed proposals for the restoration of a Capability Brown landscape and Scheduled Ancient Monument associated with buried and extant remains of a twelfth century priory at Leeds Abbey in Kent.

Whilst at Churchman Landscape Architects, she was the Project Landscape Architect for Claremont Fan Court School which is situated on part of the former 18th century Claremont Estate, representing the work of Charles Bridgeman, Capability Brown, William Kent and Sir John Vanbrugh. For this project Katharina undertook extensive archival research and collated the historic information and its findings.

Currently Katharina is responsible for the design and delivery of the next phases of Cator Park as well as several phases of Kidbrooke Village in Greenwich, Scotney Castle in Kent and Sutton Estate in Chelsea as well as a number of other public realm and residential projects. Katharina has extensive experience in taking projects from inception to completion.

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