Soft Landscaping Construction - Cost between £300,000-£1.5 million
Principal Award Winner: Graduate Gardeners
Project: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
Client: Spirax Sarco
Designer: Stuart Gibbs
The standard overall is extremely high, as befits the corporate headquarters that sits within these beautifully landscaped grounds.
Judges' comments: This is, quite simply, a stunning piece of soft landscape work carried out by a very accomplished team. The turf is beautiful with all lawn edging very 'tight', all plants are healthy and the specimen trees throughout have been planted perfectly.
Project: Gateway House, Purfleet, Essex
Client: High House Production Park
Designer: Clive McDonnell Design
High survival rates were essential for valuable specimen pear, apple and cherry trees during clearance of this derelict and overgrown farmstead to develop a walled garden and orchard for the Royal Opera House stage production complex.
J Mallinson (Ormskirk)
Project: Wembley Stadium, London
Client: Wembley National Stadium, The Football Association
Designer: John Mallinson (Ormskirk), PSD Sportsturf Design (NW)
This logistically challenging job to replace the pitch was carried out in record time. The contractor installed a Desso GrassMaster fibre system.
Soft Landscaping Construction - Cost over £1.5 million
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Principal Award Winner: Elite Landscapes
Project: Dorchester Hotel, Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire
Client: Dorcester Hotel
Designer: Glen McFarlane
Coworth Park sits in 240 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside and the landscaping works at this five-star luxury retreat have been carried out to a very high standard.
Judges' comments: The wild flower meadow was jaw-droppingly beautiful - just one aspect of this scheme that the contractor has implemented in exemplary fashion.