Winter Lights 2019

This Thursday sees the return of the fantastic Winter Lights Festival for its sixth year. Having visited for the last two years I would highly recommend this as an brilliant evening out for the whole family.

The spectacular installations are to be found across Canary Wharf form Thursday 16th to Saturday 25th January. Below are highlights my highlights last year. Highlights from 2018 can be found here.

14 January 2020 by Neil Coverly

Season’s Greetings from Murdoch Wickham

Greenfingers is a national charity who have to date created 55 inspiring hospice gardens around the country, they are driven by the belief that time spent outdoors can give children and families a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.

Gardens created by Greenfingers Charity are fantastic magical spaces where children who spend times in hospices can be together with their family and friends.

This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we are supporting Greenfingers Charity so that they can continue their vital work, helping many more children. Please take a look at the Greenfingers website where you will see many of the hospice gardens they have created and several that are in progress.

3 December 2018 by Neil Coverly

Winter Lights 2018

Yesterday evening I travelled up to London to experience the spectacular annual Winter Lights Festival, a fantastic celebration of light technology featuring 33 installations of interactive art spread throughout Canary Wharf.

As the evening progressed it basically turned into a series based on the subject of “Light”… If you can get there before Saturday 27th, I would highly recommend it!

Sonic Light Bubble by Eness
Abstract by Collectif Coin

Abstract by Collectif Coin

Abstract by Collectif Coin

Intrude by Amanda Parer

The Middle Dock, Canary Wharf

One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
Bit.Fall by Julius Popp

Bit.Fall by Julius Popp

The Cube by Ottotto

Halo by Venividimultiplex & Fosfor Design
Halo by Venividimultiplex & Fosfor Design

Dazzling Dodecahedron by Amberlights

Dazzling Dodecahedron by Amberlights

Adams Place Bridge, Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

Helios by DPA Lighting, LED Linear & Architainment Lighting
Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

Reflecting Holons by Michiel Martens & Jetske Visser
On Your Wavelength by Marcus Lyall

On Your Wavelength by Marcus Lyall

Canary Wharf Underground Station

Restored Victorian arches at London Bridge
Rebuilt platform at London Bridge
23 January 2018 by Neil Coverly

Postcards from New Zealand 2017

For many years MW’s Senior Landscape Architect Clive McDonnell has spent the winter months in New Zealand– for the next 8 weeks follow #CliveInNZ for his latest photographic updates!

It’s been a fantastic 8 weeks– now safely home in the UK.

“One more week! Here are some recent highlights”.

“Best wishes to all at MW. I attach a couple of piccies taken earlier on in my trip. One shot is of a favourite lake on the west coast and the other a Pukeko’s nest– a clown like bird like a large Moorhen”.

A colourful addition to any front porch

“Two thirds of the way through my trip, here are a few more highlights”

More great blue skies and fantastic landscapes on NZ’s South Island from last week

Latest update from Clive Down Under

Shots of two of Clive’s fishing holes from between Christmas and New Year to brighten up a windy morning– one salt water, the other fresh

Happy New Year from New Zealand!

Last update from Clive before Christmas– “Happy Xmas to all at MW from New Zealand!”

Quick update from Clive– looks like he’s having better weather than we are!

For the next 8 weeks follow #CliveInNZ for his latest photographic updates!
21 December 2017 by Neil Coverly

Season’s Greetings from all at Murdoch Wickham

According to Unicef, right now, more than 8 million Syrian children are in danger. Many have lost their homes, their schools and even their families. They face unspeakable violence and a lack of food, health care and clean water. Now Syria’s children face another threat– the deadly cold winter.

Frightened children face freezing temperatures with no way of keeping warm. Without access to shelter, blankets or warm clothes, many children will struggle to survive.

Unicef is working tirelessly to protect Syrian children and give them hope for a happy future. They’re there in Syria and in the refugee camps, ensuring children have blankets, warm clothes and medicine. But they’re also providing longer-term support to help children, young people and families rebuild their lives. They’re providing education, psychosocial support and safe spaces for them to play and have some much-needed fun.

Here at Murdoch Wickham again this year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we are continuing to support Unicef by giving emergency supplies to help Syrian children.

11 December 2017 by Neil Coverly

Sunningdale Park Commission

Murdoch Wickham are excited to announce our commission by Berkeley Group and Audley Retirement on their prestigious Sunningdale Park development in Berkshire.

Sunningdale Park is a 79 acre site, which until 2012 was home to the National School of Government. The grounds include the Grade II Listed Classical mansion Northcote House, dating from 1931, which sits within a Grade II Listed Registered Park and Garden, dating from the late 19th century.

Murdoch Wickham look forward to working alongside Berkeley Group and Audley Retirement on the landscaping design of this historic site over the coming months.
5 May 2017 by Neil Coverly

Website Relaunch

Murdoch Wickham are excited to present their new online presence for 2017. As the practice heads in to its 35th year, it’s an opportune time to reflect on the successes, the learnings, and the challenges and evolve to the next level.

We have always felt that the three key values that underline the Murdoch Wickham philosophy are the key to our success. Growing the awareness of these values is very important to us, we have therefore shaped the look, feel and interaction of our new site with this in mind in order to best convey our message by showcasing our best work and range of services.

Our landscape design style is traditional in approach yet contemporary in delivery. We work towards connecting people through well designed easy to use spaces, now though our new site we have brought these design principals onto the web.
1 March 2017 by Neil Coverly

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