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."

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