Green-tech supplies topsoil for £150m Gateshead development

Green-tech has supplied 1,400 bags of topsoil to a new £150m 'town centre' for Gateshead.

The mixed-use development featured a Tesco extra superstore, a 700-place car park and a rooftop student village for 900 students of Northumbria University with landscaped grounds.

Landscape architect Fairhurst and landscape contractor Bowmer and Kirkland and green roof experts City Roofs chose Green-tech’s lightweight Green-tree Intensive Roof Garden Substrate and Green-tree Amenity Tree Soil.

City Roofs commercial director Matthew Hoddinett said: "The roof garden area at Trinity Square has been an excellent project to work on and resulted in a beautiful outdoor area for the students to enjoy."

He said both the Green-tree products were of "consistent high quality".

The project has taken four years to complete with the final element unveiled last month.

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