Johnsons of Whixley has teamed up with Whiting Landscape Ltd. The partnership will enhance outdoor areas at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.
The Oxfordshire-based science, innovation and technology campus occupies over 700 acres. More than 200 organisations are based there. It is home to a scientific community of more than 6,000 people.
Harwell is now looking to expand. It will add millions of square feet of new buildings, extra public areas and campus amenities. At 48,000 sq. ft, Zeus is the latest building on campus to reach practical completion.
Whiting Landscape Ltd has been responsible for the soft landscaping package across new areas of the site.
Kevin Jarvis, buyer for Whiting Landscapes Ltd said:
“Whiting Landscape has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Johnsons of Whixley.
“This relationship continues to flourish. It’s based on the quick response offered at tender stage through to the flexible and supportive approach at point of delivery.
“With future development opportunities at Harwell we look forward to working alongside Johnsons. We will offer the client the best value and quality available to the market.”
Johnsons experience counts
Johnsons of Whixley has supplied thousands of plants across the campus. This includes more than 4,000 to enhance the grounds of the Zeus building. This is a multi-occupancy R&D, laboratory, office and engineering hub. Varieties include Vinca minor, Polypodium vulgare, Ajuga reptens, Carex pendula and Hypericum androsaemum.
Outside space around the Cobalt building has been improved by the planting of more than 5,000 plants and trees. These include varieties such as 114 Pinus Mugo’ Mops’, 337 Fagus Sylvatica, 373 Rubus ‘Green Carpet’ and 205 Mahonia ‘Apollo’.
Eleanor Richardson, Marketing Manager at Johnsons of Whixley, said:
“We’re proud to see thousands of our plants enhance the grounds at Europe’s leading science campus.
“Whiting Landscape Ltd has done a fantastic job of the soft landscaping. We look forward to working with them on similar projects in the future.”
Johnsons is no stranger to campus plant supply. They have worked with universities including the Cambridge Medical Campus, Inverness Campus, University of Hull Campus, University of Newcastle Campus and Sheffield Hallam Campus.