Groundwork Leeds to refurbish city centre square

The green space charity Groundwork Leeds has been chosen as the landscape architect and contract administrator for the Bond Court project in Leeds.

The joint scheme with Leeds City Council and landlord Midland House will involve six new trees, granite repaving and improved seating. The existing petanque pitch will be retained and new giant chess boards incorporated into the new seating area.

Cllr Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member for development and the economy said: "This is a good example of improving the public realm for our residents and visitors. 

"The square is one of the city centre’s promotional and event spaces and the work that is being carried out will provide a fantastic new space for this part of the city and breathe new life into it."

Midland House owns an office building on the square in which it has recently opened retail units fronting the square, using property developers Wilton Developments.

Wilton managing director Jason Stowe said: "As a forward thinking investor, Midland House see the advantage of investing private monies in to publicly owned space for the benefit of all."

Work is due to start next month.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Thalictrum

Thalictrum

These elegant plants are ideal for gardens with a shady area and soil that will not dry out, notes Miranda Kimberley.

What are the big issues in chemical weed control?

What are the big issues in chemical weed control?

Amenity staff using glyphosate should follow a resistance management strategy, writes Sally Drury.

Will research solve Japanese knotweed task?

Will research solve Japanese knotweed task?

What can we learn from ongoing work looking at how to deal with this invasive plant species? Sally Drury reports.


Horticulture Week Top 70 Landscape and maintenance contractors

See our exclusive RANKING of landscape and maintenance contractors by annual turnover plus BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

BUSINESS LEADs

Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

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.

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE

Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers
 

Download your copy

Products & Kit Resources