Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) - Under £300,000 - BALI National Landscape Awards 2017

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER - Bowles & Wyer

All St Peter’s College pictures: © Nick Guttridge
All St Peter’s College pictures: © Nick Guttridge

Sponsor: Ground Control

St Peter’s College, Perrodo, Phase 1

Client St Peter’s College, Oxford Architect Allies and Morrison
Designer Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects
Maintenance Contractor Bowles & Wyer Contracts
Suppliers CED, Deepdale Trees, H Lorberg & Co, Joseph Rochford Gardens, Nederhoff Plants

This scheme involved the implementation of soft landscape to the Perrodo quad including soiling and drainage. Soft landscape works formed part of a total refurbishment of the landscaped areas in and around the main college. Planting ranged from mature amelanchiers, apple trees and hedging to herbaceous/bulb planting to ensure interest throughout the growing season. Lawn to main quad was laid on rootzone to accommodate heavy footfall.

The location of the site in the centre of Oxford presented some challenging logistics, especially when unloading the larger stock. The installation was carried out within the correct seasonal parameters and was well received by all at St Peter’s. Contractor, designer, project manager and the client worked harmoniously to deliver on time and on budget.

Judges' comments

"The successful co-operation of the contractor, designer, project manager and client is evident in this pleasing scheme, which has transformed a number of quadrangles in and around this Oxford college. The design’s clean lines are accentuated by the restrained planting palette. The herbaceous borders, shrubs, mature amelanchiers and espalier apples against old walls enhance rather than compete with the surrounding architecture. This is a very nice scheme that has been well executed." 

AWARD WINNERS

Elmtree Garden Contractors

Project Bath Western Riverside B11, 13 and 15 Podium Garden
Client/Main Contractor Crest Nicholson Regeneration
Architect Grant Associates
Maintenance Contractor Elmtree Garden Contractors
Suppliers Boningale Nurseries, Green-tech, Soils HS, Staddons Timber

This scheme comprised a communal podium landscape garden. Elmtree installed topsoil, planting, metal trellis, pergolas, seating, decking, play equipment, play surfacing and climbing boulders. The enclosed garden, accessible only to residents of the three surrounding apartment blocks, sits directly above an underground car park. The designers incorporated several different areas including a boules court, non-decking area with picnic benches, play area, climbing boulders, table tennis table and themed planted gardens. Residents use the space as a communal garden and are encouraged to pick fruit from the trees.

In-Ex Landscapes

Project Woodberry Down, Block 1
Client/Main Contractor Berkeley Homes
Architect Murdoch Wickham
Maintenance Contractor Colin White Gardens
Suppliers Bauder, Granitos del Louro, Lorenz von Ehren, Tamar Nurseries, Waterwise Water Solutions

This project is a mixed-use development for Berkeley Homes in north London. It comprises paved and pedestrian areas to accommodate interlinking walkways and communal areas for relaxation and socialising. Granite coping to raised planter walls and seating, timber decked courtyards, railings, podium vents and a fully automated irrigation scheme also feature. In-Ex Landscapes was given the task of taking the vision and making it a reality. Its scope of works involved all elements inclusive of bulk excavation, drainage, base and civil preparation, new services and ducting, all landscape finishes, lighting and irrigation.


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