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Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Walsall Town Centre is undergoing a series of improvements as part of the borough’s £1.5bn programme of investment. The £11.4m Connected Gateway project will reconfigure the walkway between the railway and bus stations in Park Street, making it straighter and wider for a more ‘attractive arrival experience.’ ‘More greenery’ will be added here and...

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Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

The London Borough of Newham has granted planning permission for a new health campus at the University of East London (UEL), with approved plans including 40% green space and the planting of 50 trees. The development at Water Lane in Stratford will also include the construction of a new academic building as well as improved lighting and safety...

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Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

London’s largest estate regeneration to date, Carpenters Estate, gets unanimous approval from London Legacy Development Corporation. The plans were brought forward by Newham Council’s wholly owned development company Populo Living, with a project team led by Tibbalds for the Tibbalds CampbellReith JV. The project’s masterplan, developed by...

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Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Planning permission is being sought for an ‘immersive’ new visitor attraction by the owners of a farming estate in the market town of Oakham. International landscape architecture practice Gillespies has been brought on board to restore an area of parkland landscaped by Humphry Repton in the 18th century and to create a nature and wildlife reserve...

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New Planter Enhancement Range

New Planter Enhancement Range

Amberol’s New Planter Enhancement range of contemporary parklets and planters were launched at FutureScape 2023, showcasing its versatile and stylish design to regenerate public spaces.  The New Planter Enhancement range has been designed to help transform outdoor environments, whether that’s creating dedicated urban well-being zones on the...

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Inturf partners with Palmer Nurseries to reach “a wider audience”

Inturf partners with Palmer Nurseries to reach “a wider audience”

Leeds based Palmer Nurseries has announced that it will be the West Yorkshire stockist for Inturf’s Classic turf. Director Ben Palmer says adding turf to its “horticultural hub” is a step forward in it becoming a “one stop shop for landscaping needs” at its site on Calverley Lane in Leeds. The Classic turf does not use plastic or netting, which...

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Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial strengthens its horticultural trade’s career game with a new career hub, helping those working in the sector build professional confidence. SnapDragon is a free online tool available to anyone irregardless of experience, provided by Working Transitions to aid in professional development. The tool offers career assessments, helping users...

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Husqvarna launches latest robotic mower for professional sector

Husqvarna launches latest robotic mower for professional sector

Husqvarna has released a new wire-free professional robotic mower for smaller commercial areas. The Automower® 520 EPOS uses Husqvarna’s virtual boundary technology to mow the lawn, covering 5,000sqm in 48 hours. It can also use systematic cutting to create patterns, something which Husqvarna says its customers have been requesting. Pre-set...

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19 Key Takeaways from SoilsCon 2024

19 Key Takeaways from SoilsCon 2024

SoilsCon returned this week after a four-year hiatus, much to the delight of its 150 delegates. Organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, the one-day conference not only reaffirmed existing knowledge but also brought with it a whole host of new information on soil. There’s too much to list in one article – you’ll just have...

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Mitie expands all-electric fleet as part of net zero pledge

Mitie expands all-electric fleet as part of net zero pledge

Facilities transformation company, Mitie has expanded its already 4,000 strong all-electric fleet with 650 all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans. As part of its Plan Zero pledge to reach net zero emissions for its own operations by the end of 2025, Mitie opted for a new model of vans to add to its growing fleet. With a maximum loading width of 1.7m*,...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with Jordan Webster

30 Under 30 – A catch up with Jordan Webster

Jordan Webster made himself known as part of the 2018 class of Pro Landscaper's 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, which is sponsored by Green-tech, a company where he has spent the last decade working his way up to his new position of sales manager. Having recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary at the company, the former key account manager...

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Nurture Group strengthens Scottish presence with latest acquisition

Nurture Group strengthens Scottish presence with latest acquisition

Nurture Group has acquired Scottish Royal Warrant holder Roy Cowie Ltd, in a move to strengthen its northern presence. The Aberdeen-based business operates across the northeast of Scotland, providing a range of services from commercial and domestic grounds maintenance, landscape construction and tree surgery. The company, founded in 1994 also...

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Perennial launches Stihl equipment replacement fund in new partnership

Perennial launches Stihl equipment replacement fund in new partnership

A new equipment replacement fund will donate Stihl tools and PPE to those in need. The initiative is part of a new partnership between horticultural charity Perennial and kit brand Stihl GB. There’s been a 21% increase in individuals from the sector seeking Perennial’s support and a significant rise in those accessing its online tools, says...

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APL to host trio of RHS designers at the Eden Project

APL to host trio of RHS designers at the Eden Project

The Association of Professional of Landscapers (APL) is hosting a networking event at the Eden Project, featuring talks from industry suppliers and a trifecta of RHS Chelsea designers. In support of the landscape community, the APL hosts regular networking events across the country. One such event is taking place this Friday (1 March) at the Eden...

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Islington Council launches new scheme to ‘green up’ unloved spaces

Islington Council launches new scheme to ‘green up’ unloved spaces

Islington Council calls for residents to “get greening” with new nature based initiative. The scheme, Islington Greener Together, encourages locals to put forward ideas to improve biodiversity, build climate change resilience and create more attractive neighbourhoods. Residents, businesses and community groups are eligible to submit ideas,...

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Community gardener launches new online course

Community gardener launches new online course

Tayshan Hayden-Smith has today launched a new online course to educate and inspire people to transform community spaces. The community gardener and founder of Grow2Know has created the course with Annabel Kindersley, the co-owner of beauty retailer Neal’s Yard Remedies, for charity platform Earthed. INeal’s Yard Remedies created its first...

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Plants from RHS Chelsea show garden to be sold in support of charity

Plants from RHS Chelsea show garden to be sold in support of charity

A selection of plants from the National Garden Scheme Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show are to be sold in support of the charity. The garden, which celebrates almost 100 years of opening private gardens to raise funds for charity, is being relocated to form part of the new garden at Maggie’s at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge,...

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Blakedown Landscapes secures £2.5m Barnard Park project

Blakedown Landscapes secures £2.5m Barnard Park project

Islington Council selects Blakedown Landscapes to carry out improvement works at Barnard Park in phase two of the million pound project. The plans include improvements to the park’s biodiversity through the development of richer habitats and wildlife diversity. As well as a new level grass area for sport and leisure activities, and a new...

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Greenfingers Charity appoints new operations director

Greenfingers Charity appoints new operations director

Children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers, appoints new operations director. Neil Sewell will be responsible for delivering Greenfingers’ new garden projects and expanding the Garden Re-Fresh programme. The charity bids farewell to Sally Jenkins, director of finance and resource, her role will be incorporated into that of the operation...

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