Associates Ltd. is registered with the Landscape Institute and is
based at Minerva House, Tynwald Mills, St Johns. The practice was
established in Liverpool in 1983, based with the Environmental Advisory
Unit at Liverpool University, and secured a presence in the Isle
of Man in 1987.
Associates are award winning designers with their first Chelsea
garden built in 1984 having won The Daily/Sunday Telegraph 1983
Garden Design Competition. Subsequently the practice was appointed
directly by the paper to design and supervise two further gardens
all on different themes.The practice was also commissioned to design
various projects at the Liverpool International Garden Festival
where it’s Allotment Garden won the Prize of Honour and a
gold medal in the Life from the Garden class.
and Jane Prescott, the directors of the business, moved to the Island
in 1991, fulfilling a life-long ambition for Jane, whose grandmother
was Manx. The Liverpool office continued under their management
until 2002 when ownership was transferred to allow them to concentrate
soley on their Island-based work.
and Jane bring a complement of skills to the practice. Steve obtained
a Diploma in Landscape Architecture from the former Manchester College
of Art, and specialises in designing individual solutions for his
projects. He also acts as consultant on landscape planning issues.
Jane studied for a degree in Natural Environmental Science at Sheffield
University, specialising in botany as well as landscape and continued
on to take an MA with a dissertation on woodland management. She
has a particular interest in natural systems and undertakes the
majority of the soft landscape commissions for the practice. Both
are Members of the Landscape Institute.
In addition to their work for Prescott Associates, Steve and Jane
also direct Landscape Design & Management Ltd, a Manx-based
landscape contracting company.