Warwick Taylor Landscapes delivers holiday park extension with help from Harrowden Turf

Warwick Taylor Landscapes has completed a major extension to a holiday park on the Norfolk coast using 17,000 sqm of hardwearing turf from Harrowden Turf.

The turf was used on a major extension to Pinewoods Holiday Park. Image: supplied
The turf was used on a major extension to Pinewoods Holiday Park. Image: supplied

The specialist contractor was engaged by Walker Construction Services Ltd on behalf of the Holkham Estate to supply and install of 3,500sqm of Rite-Pave eco-grid in parking areas, supply 2,000 tonnes of soil and lay 17,000sqm of turf.

In addition it had to deliver 20,000sqm of amenity wildflower seeding, 7000sqm of bark mulching, plant 600 trees and 2,500 native whips.

The improvements were made to Pinewoods Holiday Park in Wells-Next-Sea which was looking for an eco-friendly and biodiverse 116 pitch extension to its facility, to enable it to keep its David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award. 

Warwick Taylor Landscapes director Chris Taylor explained why Harrowden Turf was selected for landscaping around the holiday homes and for the amenity areas.

"RTF turf was originally specified for this project, however, when it came to placing orders, we were unable to find a supplier with sufficient stock. Having worked with Harrowden Turf in the past, I approached them for advice. 

After discussions with Harrowden’s technical team and the landscape architect it was agreed to use their premium grade turf.  The client has a strong philosophy of using local suppliers wherever possible and Harrowden have plenty of experience of supplying turf for large projects."

Warwick Taylor said challenges on the project included the winter weather and the proximity to the sea with excavations affected by tidal ingress of water. 

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

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

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.

Industry Data

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

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

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

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space

Read Noel Farrer