Marc Tomes BA (Hons) DipLA CMLI , Director at Allen Scott

Allen Scott Landscape Architecture

Allen Scott Landscape Architecture

Marc Tomes is a chartered landscape architect, a designer and a community planner, with nearly 20 years’ experience helping shape better places across the globe. He has produced award winning work on numerous complex planning and design projects in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

He has experience working within local authorities (Bournemouth Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Waverley Council in Australia) and as a consultant (in London, Auckland and Wellington). Marc is now a Director of Allen Scott, based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Marc is also a member of the Landscape Institute’s Policy and Communications Committee, which develops position statements and responds to government consultations.

Marc is concerned and passionate about finding ways to better connect people with their environment in a meaningful and pragmatic way. He has had specific training in place-making and community engagement (IAP2) and applies these tools to his planning and design work. Marc often works strategically preparing landscape assessments, spatial frameworks and strategies but also sees projects through to completion. His extensive portfolio of built projects includes streetscape improvements, public parks, skateparks and play spaces. Marc loves to work collaboratively with other specialists and participating communities.

Building on a long term relationship between Allen Scott and the Manor Royal BID, Marc has been working closely on numerous projects with the BID for the past 3 years. Notably, Marc is author to the recently adopted Manor Royal BID Projects Pack 2018-2023. This strategic framework helps articulate the BID’s ambition and commitment to continue to improve its public realm over the next 5 years. Marc was also the design lead and contract administrator on The Terrace Pocket Park. This small but distinctive open space provides a new place for the business community and its visitors to relax, socialize, connect and have fun.

He is delighted to share his experiences and lessons learnt from his diverse and varied background.