Sponsor: Quinton Edwards
Client Mount Anvil
Architect Ian Simpson Architects
Designer SimpsonHaugh and Partners
Suppliers Crowders, Keyline, Marshalls Paving, Soil and Stones, Travis Perkins
Total Protection was asked to supply and install all aspects of hard and soft landscaping to external areas of the Dollar Bay project. This included a diverse number of items ranging from paving and planting to the installation of a unique play area. All items have been supplied to meet the needs of the client (Mount Anvil) and installed by a professional and experienced labour force.
"The installation of the extensive paved areas surrounding this new 37-storey apartment block on the Isle of Dogs, east London, shows the skill and professionalism of the contractor’s workforce. The construction of a new sports area involved working with significant changes in levels and the construction of innovative vertical fencing that remains solid despite having no lateral support. This was a complex scheme that has been very well executed."
Project Horatio’s Garden, Scotland
Client Horatio’s Garden
Designer James Alexander-Sinclair
Suppliers Craigmarloch Nurseries, Deepdale Trees, The Fraser Bruce Group, Timberplay Scotland, WH Malcolm Construction Services
Horatio’s Garden is a charity that creates and cares for gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. Leading garden designers develop the sanctuaries. Designed by James Alexander-Sinclair, Scotland’s Horatio’s Garden has transformed the view from wards and communal rooms. The planting encourages birds, butterflies and bees, adding interest for patients who can be on bed rest for weeks. A courtyard garden has become the heart of the spinal unit, giving an oasis of calm in the clinical environment. This uplifting space is brimming with colour and life. Sheltered pods allow use in bad weather while outer therapy gardens allow patients to grow plants and vegetables. There is also an area for children to play during long visits.
Blakedown Landscapes (SE)
Project St Mary’s Churchyard Park, London
Client London Borough of Southwark Council
Architect/Designer BCA Landscape
Suppliers Bourne Amenity, Fountains and Features, Hardscape, Robin Tacchi
The enhancement of St Mary’s Park is the final piece of public realm that completes the holistic vision for this part of Elephant and Castle. The park flows easily into the new public realm to create a unified urban space. It provides a significant increase in usable green space in a busy city environment, featuring a pond, fountain plaza, paving, street furniture and play area. The site’s location off a very busy road made the logistics of getting materials in and out very challenging. Blakedown completed the scheme, apart from the water feature, with skilled in-house staff. The play area was completed in an earlier phase before Blakedown returned to complete the rest of the park enhancements. The high-quality paving was created using more than 300sq m of granite, blending three colours. The area has received high praise from the client and public users.
Project Gateway, University of Salford
Client/Main Contractor BAM Construction
Architect Stride Treglown
Maintenance Contractor idverde UK
Suppliers Hardscape, Instarmac, Specimen Trees
The Gateway Project aims to provide a distinctive, entrance to the University of Salford’s campus from Salford Crescent railway station. Hard and soft landscaping work was carried out by idverde around the university’s new building extension, creating access routes and recreational areas. Extensive paved areas and a granite block amphitheatre were created. Vehicular and pedestrian management was key to ensure site users’ safety and minimal disruption to the university’s day-to-day workings. The project programme took a phased approach as the work progressed. Close co-operation was necessary between idverde and other trades to ensure that underground services and ducting for lighting and handrails were not compromised.
Project Fielding Johnson Square, University of Leicester
Client University of Leicester
Architect/Designer Barry Chinn Associates
Suppliers Aggregate Industries, Central Construction, Keyline Builders Merchants, Larsen Building Products, Marshalls
The brief was to create "a high-quality multi-use events space" to cater for the needs of various user groups. The paving layout was designed to create a clutter-free space with clear unobstructed access routes connecting to the surrounding campus buildings. A palette of carefully selected hard landscape materials was chosen to complement the architectural styling of the buildings. The planting palette was selected to provide spatial definition and attractive seasonal interest using a combination of ornamental and herbaceous species. Tree species were chosen to best meet the needs of the site with formal upright species selected along the central pedestrian access leading to the library and larger stature trees were used to frame the central square.