Blakedown to landscape Derby Building Schools for Future project

Blakedown Landscapes Operations has won a £2m project to provide landscaping for the Noel-Baker School in Alvaston, Derby which is being completely rebuilt under the Building Schools for the Future programme.

Work is well underway on the new school which will be up and running by September. Landscaping is due to complete in May next year.

One of Blakedown’s largest projects to-date, the scheme incorporates significant hard landscaping and ground works, as well as the installation of street furniture such as canopies and shelters, site wide security, decorative fencing, natural sports pitches, multi use games areas and soft landscaping.

The new Noel-Baker school is intended to be an area where pupils can learn and play in state-of-the-art buildings which include 10 science rooms, humanities, arts, music and maths areas, and winter gardens containing shrubs to give an outdoor feeling inside.

Blakedown Landscapes Operations is among the largest privately owned commercial landscape contractors in the UK with a £8.4 m turnover in 2011.

This latest win is one of several secured by Blakedown in recent weeks.  For more on Blakedown’s latest wins see the next edition of Horticulture Week, published Friday 20th April.


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