Grand Award - BALI National Landscape Awards 2017

Maylim - One Tower Bridge

Sponsor: Green-tech

Client Berkeley Homes
Architect Peter Taylor Associates
Designer Murdoch Wickham
Main Contractor Berkeley Homes (South East London)
Suppliers Fountains Direct, Kent Stainless, Marshalls Mono, The Outdoor Deck Company/Miller Druck International Stone, Scotscape Group

One Tower Bridge is a mixed-use development by Berkeley Homes spread across nine blocks. It includes residential and retail space as well as a variety of new restaurants and a state-of-the-art theatre. The scope of the external works landscaping package included the detailed design, procurement and installation of more than 8,000sq m of high-specification landscaping.

Maylim’s remit included detailed paving designs, water features, granite cladding and a large range of soft planting with mature trees, specimens, hedging and shrubs. The work was split across four main sections — a ground-floor podium slab; a first-floor communal residents’ garden; the remodelling of Potters Fields Park adjacent to the mayor’s office and Tower Bridge; and S278 works to Tower Bridge Road and Tooley Street.

Works were executed in 14 phases across a 30-month period and culminated in the construction of the focal point of the scheme, a large granite-clad water clock feature framed with bespoke timber seating and 12 Carpinus betulus mature specimen trees.

Judges' comments

"The attention to detail demonstrated across this high-pressure site is extremely impressive. The contractor had to wrestle with the challenging logistics presented by the mixed-use development’s extremely busy and high-profile location, adjacent to London’s iconic Tower Bridge, as well as flooding issues throughout construction. The paving along the development’s main thoroughfare involved complex patterns and despite being completed in sections the finish and symmetry is faultless and the precision breathtaking. The paved area around the large central "clock" water feature is equally perfect, and the workmanship across this extensive site, which includes an extension to Potters Field Park and associated works along adjacent roadways, is of the very highest quality. One Tower Bridge is a magnificent advertisement for British landscaping and Maylim is a worthy recipient of the 2017 BALI Grand Award."

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