Grace Landscapes completes retail park project, with Johnsons of Whixley and Green-tech supplies

Grace Landscapes has completed a landscape upgrade at a retail park near Glasgow using Johnsons of Whixley plants and Green-tech materials.

The completed landscaping. Image: Green-tech
The completed landscaping. Image: Green-tech

Mirfield, West-Yorkshire-based Grace Landscapes has landscaped large borders across the site and planted 12m-tall semi-mature birch trees and native pines, in reference to the surrounding Scottish woodlands.

Johnsons of Whixley won the five-figure contract to supply more than 7,500 shrubs and trees to Grace last year.

The new landscape identity was designed by landscape architect, Macgregor Smith with a project value of £15m.

Products supplied by Green-tech included sixty tree anchoring systems and irrigation systems for the successful planting and development of the trees, shrubs and overall planting scheme.

More than 1000 tonnes of Green-tree top soil, Intensive Roof Garden Substrate and amenity tree soil was also supplied.  Shrubs in the borders surrounding the shopping complex were top dressed with the 210 sqm of bark mulch that Green-tech also supplied.

Glasgow Fort Retail Park has 100 outlets and parking for 2,500 vehicles, across a seven-hectare site.

Grace Landscapes regional contract manager Darren Hardman said: "This is a prestigious project and one which we were proud to have won. We have worked with Green-tech for many years and they always offer us appropriate and helpful advice, fast and accurate delivery and competitive prices."

Head of Green-tech sales Richard Gill said Grace Landscapes "always involve us early on" which gives the firm time to explore the most suitable products to fit the job and the budget they are working to. He added: "their work is always outstanding and we are proud to have been involved in such a prestigious project."


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Sargent's solutions - what you need to know and do before becoming a sole trader

Careful preparation is essential for anyone moving from a full-time job to being self-employed, says Alan Sargent.


 
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.