LUC | Urban Design Group

Urban regeneration, landscape design, masterplanning, sustainable development, environmental assessment, landscape planning and management.

At LUC we understand that the pedestrian spatial experience within our towns and cities is fundamental in establishing distinctive, social, healthy and sustainable communities. Creating new urban spaces and redesigning existing streets and parks to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists, enhance legibility, improve vitality and economic performance, and improve connectivity and safety, are common themes to our work. It is the most direct way that our landscape architects and urban designers can improve the quality of everyday life.

We endeavour to understand how people will use urban public spaces, and provide them with functional, beautiful and lasting designs. We design the public realm to be clear and understandable for all users, spatially stimulating and at a pedestrian scale in terms of space and detail.

As well as delivering leading urban design and public realm projects, LUC frequently collaborates with other disciplines to deliver high quality sustainable development. We offer an integrated, coordinated and holistic environmental approach to planning and design to ensure that development enhances the built, natural and social environment, and helps to mitigate and adapt to the threat of climate change. We strive for locally distinct solutions that are not only creative and innovative, but practical, functional, sustainable and economically viable.

Established in 1966, LUC has vast experience and has won many awards. Clients and partners can be assured of a service based on honesty, respect, creativity and professionalism.


Working at a variety of scales, LUC has expertise in:

  • Townscape character assessment
  • Green infrastructure strategies
  • Spatial planning
  • Development and infrastructure frameworks
  • Site appraisals and site master plans • Planning advice and applications
  • Public realm and greenspace strategies
  • Design and delivery of public realm / streetscape projects
  • Urban park design and restoration
  • Expert witnesses

LUC’s clients are drawn from a wide range within the public and private sectors including government departments, local authorities, charitable trusts and community organisations, industry and private developers throughout the UK.

Primary Office

250 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom
0207 383 8472

Key Contact

Duncan McLean

Regional Offices

London and South East
North West
South West
LUC Urban Design Group Practice
Recognised Practitioners
Duncan McLean