the practice

Rummey Design take a holistic approach to design in the external environment where architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and the environment are integrated to create places that are attractive commercially, socially and environmentally. The quality of 'place' is vital to our work.

Our skills in urban design, masterplanning, landscape and development planning have been honed by long exposure to regeneration and new development projects in the UK and abroad. We have experience of Science Parks, residential, resort and private developments. This long experience has been recognised by many RIBA, Landscape Institute, Civic Trust and BURA awards, and a shortlisting for the Stirling Prize.


our people

We are an established and successful firm run by an experienced and gifted team.

Our experience has developed as we have pursued our interests and passions for an integrated approach to environmental custodianship and development, creating projects and places that are distinctive and of the highest quality.

Many of our staff are multi-disciplined with complementary skills and characters; a vibrant and intelligent team contributing to a creative and inquiring atmosphere.

Robert Rummey Managing Director

Robert Rummey (BArch, CMLI, FRSA) is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect. His huge experience spans many sectors and countries, including tourism studies, specific project designs for science parks, regeneration projects, residential and environmental developments.


  • 2012 Urban Design Award national winner - Landscape Institute
  • 2012 Urban Design Award national winner - Landscape Institute
  • 2011 Robert Rummey - Ashford Design Panel
  • 2008 Greenwich Rubicon Project - London Planning Award for Excellence
  • 2007 Landscape Institute Award for Coultry Park, Ballymun, Dublin
  • 2006 Coventry Phoenix Initiative, English Partnerships award for Partnership in Regeneration
  • 2006 Coventry Phoenix Initiative, BURA Award for Best Practice in Regeneration
  • 2005 Civic Trust Commendation - Rothamsted Research
  • 2004 Winner of RTPI City Centre Regeneration Award for the Coventry Phoenix Initiative
  • 2004 Civic Trust Commendation for Coventry Phoenix Initiative
  • 2004 Civic Trust Award for Greenwich Millennium Village Phase 2
  • 2004 Winner (team) RIBA Architecture Award, The Phoenix Initiative, Coventry
  • 2004 Shortlisted for the Stirling Prize (team), The Phoenix Initiative, Coventry (with architect McCormac Jameson and Pritchard)
  • 2003 Civic Trust Awards Commendation ~ Riverhead Infants School, Kent
  • 2003 Civic Trust Awards Commendation ~ York Millennium Bridge
  • 2003 Winner, as part of a team, for Yorkshire Forward’s competition to redesign a retail area of the centre of Barnsley
  • 2003 Winner of architectural/urban design competition for a central Beijing, with Pierre Botshci architect.
  • 2003 Winner of the Leamoouth Bridge competition, with Whitbybird.
  • 2003 Winner, as part of a team, for Redbridge Borough Council’s competition to design Ilford’s Unity Square.
  • 2002 Member of Countryside’s winning team with Richard Rogers Partnership and Arup to redevelop the Anglia Polytechnic site at Chelmsford ~ Urban design, public realm, arts strategy
  • 2001 Grand Award from British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) ~ National Award for Landscape Maintenance at Turkey Mill Business Park, Kent
  • 2000 Celebrating Construction Achievement Award ~ York Millennium Bridge & Riverwalks Award for Consultation
  • 1998 York Millennium Bridge ~ landscape
  • 1997 Consultant urban designer/landscape architect to the selected team for the design of a £1.4 m Millennial footbridge in Lancaster
  • 1997 Masterplanner/landscape architect to the winning team for the £26m Phoenix Initiative for Coventry City Council
  • 1997 Consultant landscape architect to winning team for the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool
  • 1996 Winning design of a new campus in Cornwall in the open European competition
  • 1995 First Prize in RIBA competition for the redesign of Biggleswade Market Square
  • 1993 Civic Trust Award for masterplanning/landscape at the Oxford Science Park
  • 1992 RIBA National Competition for a rural business park
  • 1992 Oxford Preservation Trust ~ commendation for the Oxford Science Park

our clients

Our clients have included:

  • Ardingly College
  • Ballymun Regeneration
  • Barratt Developments
  • Barwood Land & Estates Ltd
  • Bellway Homes
  • Bletchley Park Trust
  • Brocket Hall
  • Brodsworth Estate
  • Countryside Properties
  • Coventry City Council
  • Department of Information
  • Devine Homes
  • Dover District Council
  • Dover Harbour Board
  • English Heritage
  • Fernham Homes
  • Fidelity International
  • Fidelity International
  • First Choice Build Group
  • George Wilson Developments
  • GTS (Property Masterplanners)
  • Harrow Estates
  • Imperial College London
  • Kent County Council
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • Magdalen College Oxford & Prudential Portfolio Managers
  • McCarthy & Stone
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Newcourt Residential
  • O’Keefe Construction
  • Ochil Developments (gWest Resort, Scotland)
  • Persimmon Homes
  • Private clients/landowners 1-140ha
  • Rebus Construction
  • Redrow
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Reside Developments
  • Sandwich Town Council
  • South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)
  • St Aidens Group
  • St Edward Homes Ltd
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • The Bletchley Park Trust
  • The City of Coventry
  • The Squerryes Estate
  • Ward Homes
  • Wates Developments