10 Questions about Lu

Alumna Lu Zhong (MA Landscape Design, 2006) talks to the Alumni Relations Team about what she has been up to since graduating from The University of Sheffield

Lu has recently been interviewed by Sheffield University Alumni as a outstanding example of an enterprising Chinese Landscape Architecture student now at the heart of Weddle Landscape Design and the landscape business world.

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BREEAM Ecology Credits

BREEAM‘s new version of UK New Construction went live on 21st May 2014, and will now filter down to superseded the 2011 version. One extra credit is now available within LE02, to raise the Land Use and Ecology (LE) credits to 10. Weddles are Lands Use and Ecology BREEAM assessors, and can produce the necessary BREEAM report Read more →

New Shanghai Project

Fengxian District of Shanghai ” Shanghai ‘s fish”

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Weddles Employment Opportunity

Applications to be submitted by 31st July 2014.

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International Press of Qingdao Glasshouse

One month after opening – the Weddles have been brought into the spotlight from international media. Our design for the quingdao glasshouse is central to the 2014 work Horticulture Expo and has attracted over 1 million visitors already. It has been international acclaimed as a great sucess for Quingao, China and horticulture.

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Mike and Lu visit Qingdao Expo

After three years of design and consultation Mike and Lu have made their final site visit to the International Horticultural Expo. They were met by Li Fengli the secretary-general of the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition executive committee and were treated to an access all areas tour of the Expo site. Read more →

Qingdao Glasshouse nears completion

The Qingdao 2014 World Horticultural Expo Glasshouse nears completion. We have some dramatic photos from the latest site visit to the expo site.

Weddles has been working with one of China’s largest architectural practices over the last few years to develop a naturally ventilated environment where temperatures can fluctuate between 6 – 30 degrees centigrade.  When complete, the glasshouse will exhibit a staggering 3000 varieties of plants ranging from bamboo to cactus, palms and tree ferns.

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Sheffield Live! Radio Interview

Mike and Lu were interviewed on Sheffield Live! Radio this morning for the Business section of the morning broadcast.  The main topic covered was Weddles experiences working in China. Track direct to 8-21min for the interview.

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Sheffield Star Business Focus


Today saw Weddles in the Sheffield Star. Business Editor, Bob Rae was very interested to hear of our project growth in China, so much so that he ran the full center spread of the Wednesday Business Paper. Within the article is a feature on the company history, contracts & contacts of China, Professor Weddle and the Sheffield University, and the Qingdao International Horticulture Expo.  Read more →

Kaifeng Presentation

One of the landscape visualisations presented to the Kaifeng Blue Wave.

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