Bourne Amenity has signed up to sponsor the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards for the next three years. Jonathan Bourne, director at Bourne Amenity, spoke to Pro Landscaper to tell us more about the partnership and the products it offers.
Bourne Amenity have been championing the relationship with Pro Landscaper Magazine and the team at Eljays44 for a number of years, and the chance to sponsor another exciting showcase of great British landscaping talent had real appeal. We are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of lightweight roof garden materials, along with a whole range of soils and substrates designed for SuDS schemes, aimed at minimising the environmental impact of new build developments. The Pro Landscaper Podium Awards are a great way to display the depth of talent we have within our industry. We were involved at a supply level in many of the 2018 winning schemes including the supreme winner project at Fulham Riverside. London is the hub of such projects however, we are also seeing specifications for sites across the country that are looking to improve green infrastructure in towns and cities nationwide.
We deliver our range of lightweight topsoil’s and substrates countrywide and have recently sent 300 bulk bags into a botanical roof garden in Glasgow. Podiums and elevated gardens allow designers to recreate ground level schemes at height and create spaces that can alleviate the stress of urban living. We recently attended an event at the Canary Wharf Crossrail garden, where we supplied a large quantity of planting materials to create a botanical haven amongst one of London’s most demanding districts. There are well documented mental health benefits of such green spaces, and this is being embraced at a fantastic pace across the UK.
Podium landscapes and other innovative SuDS schemes represent an exciting part of environmentally conscious town planning over the coming years, and we are glad to partner with Pro Landscaper to celebrate another 12 months of exciting design and execution. We have a three-year partnership with the awards which demonstrates our commitment to this exciting and dynamic sector of the industry.