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Bradley Murphy Design (BMD) has been shortlisted for the Conceptual category of the 2019 World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Awards.

The annual awards showcase outstanding work across the industry and this year attracted more than 175 entrants worldwide.

The Conceptual category, in which the HALO concept led by BMD is the only UK project to be shortlisted, recognises three key elements: Design, innovation and presentation.

As well as being the only UK nominee in the Conceptual category, BMD is also one of just two UK companies to be shortlisted in the WLA 2019 Awards.

Ryan Murphy, director of BMD, says: “It was a great result to be awarded the winning design for the Ebbsfleet challenge, but to also gain international recognition and be only one of two UK firms shortlisted for the WLA Awards highlights how we’re contributing to the future of global, people-led design.”

The HALO concept was developed by BMD with JTP and Peter Brett Associates (now part of Stantec) for an international design competition, managed by the Landscape Institute (LI) on behalf of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) and NHS England.

The brief was ‘to find the best creative and inspiring ideas to help shape the landscape of Ebbsfleet, the first new Garden City of the 21st Century, and the largest of 10 Healthy New Towns being developed in the UK’.

HALO re-imagines how green, grey, blue and built infrastructure work together to make new communities healthier, greener and smarter.

The winners of the awards will be announced this week.