Arthur Gelling


BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture, Gloucester, 1989

Dip Landscape Architecture, Gloucester, 1990

Professional Organisations:

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Arthur Gelling joined HED in 2007 to lead HED’s creative and technical team for the London 2012 Games. His personal portfolio stretches back to 1990, working for a number of the UK’s leading practices and includes the environs of Coventry Cathedral as part of the Coventry Phoenix Initiative (nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize); The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon (No 1 Court and ‘Henman Hill’), work in London’s Royal Parks and public realm strategies for Barking Riverside (10,000 homes) and the Leith harbours (8,000 homes).

With HED, Arthur has led the landscape design team for the London 2012 Olympic Main Stadium, Games Overlay projects and Athlete’s Village, as well as public realm strategies and design for major regeneration projects including the masterplans for Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market (Nine Elms, London). He has recently authored the Public Realm Design Guide for Nine Elms on the South Bank (the area from Lambeth Bridge to Battersea Power Station) and led environmentally sensitive public realm masterplans for West Hendon and Bath Press (within the Bath World Heritage Site).

Arthur has lectured for the Landscape Institute and London Architecture Week and recent work includes the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral which his team won in international open competition.

Arthur’s projects have won awards including 2 RIBA Stirling Prize nominations (London 2012 Stadium and Coventry Phoenix Initiative), RTPI Regeneration Award, and British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Grand Award.

He has negotiated many projects through complex consultation, planning and construction processes – and is passionate about the environment and public realm.