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    • Photo of What Lies Beneath – An Exclusive Collaboration Between The APL and Professor David Stevens

      What Lies Beneath – An Exclusive Collaboration Between The APL and Professor David Stevens

      In their 25th anniversary year, the APL has joined forces with award-winning garden designer Professor David Stevens to create a ground-breaking show garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020.   ‘What Lies Beneath’ is a completely unique show garden that will demystify its build for show visitors.   As visitors walk through the beautifully presented garden, experiencing all the elements, including a raised glass fronted pool, green living wall, a steel walkway and a paved driveway, they’ll be able to view a reconstruction of the underlying foundations in an eye-level cross-section.   Visitors will come away with inspiration. Along with…

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    • Photo of Peter Donegan to design ‘Northern Roots Oldham Garden’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020

      Peter Donegan to design ‘Northern Roots Oldham Garden’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020

      Having returned from France after the inauguration of the WW1 Centenary Peace garden he designed for the 13th century Chateau de Peronne, garden designer Peter Donegan is set to return to show gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020 with the Northern Roots Oldham Garden. The show garden has been designed to showcase the pioneering new green space project Northern Roots, the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park on Snipe Clough, placed in 160 acres of stunning green space in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester. Paying homage to Oldham’s rich industrial heritage, the Northern Roots Oldham Garden…

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    • Photo of Manchester City Council has approved plans for Mayfield

      Manchester City Council has approved plans for Mayfield

      Manchester City Council has approved plans that will kickstart the £1.4bn regeneration of Mayfield. The transformation of a derelict part of Manchester’s industrial heritage into a distinctive and imaginative mixed-use neighbourhood – centred on the city’s first new public park in more than 100 years – can now get underway.   The decision allows The Mayfield Partnership to start of one of the UK’s largest urban regeneration projects, which includes extensive public space; 319,900 square feet of world class commercial space across two buildings, The Poulton and The Republic; and a multi-storey car park.   In unanimously supporting the applications,…

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    • Photo of New team lead developments at Stanmer Park, Brighton

      New team lead developments at Stanmer Park, Brighton

      Work at Stanmer Park began in June 2019 and is due for completion by August 2020. The £5.1m project is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Community Fund, Brighton & Hove City Council, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park Authority. Work is being carried out by Buxton Building Contractors Ltd. As works progress, the team that will help to deliver the National Lottery Heritage Fund objectives is beginning to come together. Brighton & Hove City Council has appointed the estate manager Rob Dumbrill and estate ranger Will Furze. The pair will be responsible for delivering the…

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    • Photo of Grosvenor Square re-design to create London’s most outstanding green space

      Grosvenor Square re-design to create London’s most outstanding green space

      Grosvenor Britain & Ireland announces that Tonkin Liu has been appointed to re-design London’s Grosvenor Square ahead of its 300th anniversary. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the Grade II listed square has a rich history that can be traced back to 1726. Over the past three years, Grosvenor, which manages the public garden on a not for profit basis, has been working with local residents and Londoners to build a shared vision for its future: to enhance the square’s contribution to Mayfair and London by making it more sustainable and welcoming. These ambitions will be brought together by Tonkin…

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    • Photo of HS2 confirmed to go ahead

      HS2 confirmed to go ahead

      In a statement to Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out that, after careful consideration of the independent Oakervee review, the decision has been taken to proceed with HS2. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:   “Delivering better, faster and more reliable transport connections is the way to close the opportunity gap across this country. But it is not and never will be an ‘either/or’ between big projects and local services. Dramatic improvements to local transport and the decision to proceed with HS2 will shift this country’s centre of gravity away from the capital and transform connectivity between our towns and…

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    • Photo of Eden Project Foyle to transform Derry/Londonderry waterfront

      Eden Project Foyle to transform Derry/Londonderry waterfront

      Eden Project Foyle is a new riverside cultural and environmental tourist attraction in Derry/Londonderry. It was officially launched today (Tuesday 11 February) with the release of new artist’s impressions of the project. The project is developed by the Foyle River Gardens charity. It is an ambitious plan to transform the banks of the River Foyle, linking the Boom Hall and Brook Hall estates and giving public access to previously inaccessible land. Inside the building would be a performance area and play spaces. Visitors would be able to walk on the roof and take zipwires down to the walkways. The structure…

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    • Photo of Planning Permission is granted for landmark waterfront development, Quay House

      Planning Permission is granted for landmark waterfront development, Quay House

      Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of Quay House in Canary Wharf. The redevelopment will activate currently underused public spaces beneath the DLR and along Admirals Way, with public realm improvements. Significant improvements will be delivered to the public realm, with ExA proposing an elevated green oasis to provide a high level of visual amenity. Tessa O’Donnell, Exterior Architecture said: “We are delighted by the decision to grant planning permission for Quay House. The site represents a unique opportunity to unlock the concept of The Underline, a continuous network of activated public realm spaces that lie beneath the…

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    • Photo of IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

      IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

      In the heart of Vienna, IKEA is establishing the most innovative city centre IKEA store in the world.   The design is being developed in cooperation with querkraft architekten, a Vienna based architectural company. The design has a heavy focus on urban greening, with green on all four facades and a roof terrace.   Due to its convenient location in the city centre it is easily reachable by public transport and will be a car free IKEA. Adding to its sustainability and climate friendly approach.   160 trees will be part of the building, with an aim of lowering the…

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    • Photo of Eden’s Korean garden starts to take shape

      Eden’s Korean garden starts to take shape

      A pair of striking totem poles are greeting visitors to the Eden Project in Cornwall as Britain’s first Korean garden takes shape. The poles, known as Jangseung, have been donated by the Korea National Arboretum, which is located near Seoul and is Eden’s partner in the garden. They are traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark the boundaries. Jangseung come in pairs of male and female figures and are thought to protect villages against evil spirits, fire or other disasters. They were installed at Eden as the national flower of South Korea was planted in the garden. The…

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    • Photo of RHS Garden Bridgewater opening date announced

      RHS Garden Bridgewater opening date announced

      Today (20/01/20), the RHS announces that its fifth garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, is opening to the public from Thursday 30 July 2020. The creation of RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, Greater Manchester, is one of the most significant events in the 215-year history of the RHS and its first new garden for nearly 20 years. Once open, the garden will bring world-class horticulture within an hour’s journey of 8.2 million people in the region.   “I’m thrilled to be able to announce the opening date for the first phase of RHS Garden Bridgewater. To mark this momentous occasion, there will be…

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    • Photo of James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

      James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

      James Alexander Sinclair is working with the charity Friends of the Neuro Ward to design a garden on the neuro rehabilitation ward at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. Friends of the Neuro Ward, a charity which is entirely volunteer-led, is currently trying to raise funds for the garden and is halfway to its target of £200,000. The charity previously helped to refurbish the Woodend’s Neurorehabilitation Unit before now moving onto the garden of the rehabilitation ward. This is a project that is close to the charity’s president, Caroline Critchlow, heart as her husband has previously suffered from a brain tumour. The…

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    • Photo of LDA Design appointed for Piccadilly Gardens transformation

      LDA Design appointed for Piccadilly Gardens transformation

      LDA Design have been appointed to produce concept designs for improvements to Piccadilly Gardens and its surrounds.   It will come up with a number of outline schemes which Manchester residents and businesses will then be consulted on in the spring.   They were the landscape architects behind a previous scheme, produced by LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General), which attracted broad public support but was discontinued when it became financially unviable.   The council would like to keep many of the core elements of that original scheme including new planting, improved lighting and design to help deter anti-social behaviour,…

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    • Photo of Faughan Valley in Derry receives over £484,400 to revitalise landscape

      Faughan Valley in Derry receives over £484,400 to revitalise landscape

      The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced funding of over £484,400 for a Woodland Trust project set to revitalise the Faughan Valley landscape, on the outskirts of Derry/Londonderry. receives    This boost will enable the conservation charity to deliver plans, over three years, for a £1.2m project. It’s an undertaking which will benefit the valley’s communities, landowners, landscape and wildlife.   The Faughan Valley covers some 80 square miles and has been identified as an area of strategic importance thanks to some precious natural features.   The Woodland Trust will work with landowners and communities to create a ‘resilient wooded…

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    • Photo of Oldham Eco Centre plans revealed

      Oldham Eco Centre plans revealed

      Oldham Council has submitted proposals to build a multi-million-pound environmental centre at Alexandra Park as part of its Northern Roots development project.   The new eco-centre would act as an anchor development for its flagship Northern Roots Project. Which is a bold and pioneering initiative that will transform Snipe Clough – 160 acres of under-used green space – into the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park.   It will be developed for and with local communities and will be a base for enterprises and community projects providing much-needed facilities – such as office space, operational buildings, greenhouses and storage facilities.…

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    • Photo of A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

      A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

      Better Bankside, the Low Line Steering Group and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the Low Line Commons is the winner of the international competition to develop an ecological vision for the Low Line. Following the path forged by the railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, the Low Line stretches through some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods. The Low Line is a long-term project. It will incrementally unfold as different opportunities and strands of funding become available. Having a coherent and creative green vision for the project will ensure that it can be delivered with…

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    • Photo of Toyota to build prototype city of the future

      Toyota to build prototype city of the future

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    • Photo of Ground Control awarded BALI’s highest accolade for The Children’s Garden at Kew

      Ground Control awarded BALI’s highest accolade for The Children’s Garden at Kew

      Ground Control has been awarded the British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious Grand Award at the 43rd BALI National Landscape Awards 2019, sponsored by Green-tech, for The Children’s Garden, Kew. Ground Control’s project, The Children’s Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was entered into the Community and Schools Development category.   Ground Control developed the initial design concept, engaged with Kew’s visitors, local community groups and larger public organisations before transforming a large under-used area into a unique play and learning space. Children of all ages can now enjoy a beautiful adventure space unaware they are learning about nature, plants…

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    • Photo of Talasey Group honours landscapers

      Talasey Group honours landscapers

      Talasey Group has honoured ten of the best landscaping professionals in the UK, with more than £2,000 in cash prizes, for their 2019 awards in recognition of what it judged to be the best garden design projects of the year. As part of its Talasey Landscaping Professionals scheme, the Doncaster-based company – which is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping solutions – runs annual awards to celebrate the high level of artisanship and innovative designs used to create stunning projects. There were seven categories, based around usage of some of Talasey Group’s brands, such as Natural Paving,…

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    • Photo of Funding awarded to improve Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Garden

      Funding awarded to improve Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Garden

      Plans to restore and enhance Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Garden have been awarded funding.   The National Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded initial support and development funding of £214,400 to progress plans to improve and enhance the historic garden and apply for a major National Lottery grant bid for £3.4 million.   Councillor Alan Robins, chair of the tourism, equalities, communities & culture committee said:   “This is fantastic news for the city and an important step in securing the future of this important and well-loved public space.    “The project presents a landmark opportunity to change people’s understanding and valuing of…

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    • Photo of Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

      Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

      YTL has submitted a planning application to Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to repurpose the Brabazon aircraft hangars at the former Filton Airfield, delivering a new entertainment complex for Bristol and the South West. Landscape architect Grant Associates has worked in partnership with lead Architect Grimshaw, Manica Architecture and OPS Engineers to create the design concept for the project.   YTL’s vision is for the Arena Complex to be capable of hosting up to 17,080 people, putting Bristol on the world map for large-scale events, while also celebrating the site’s place in aviation history.   Sustainability is a…

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    • Photo of Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Award winners announced

      Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Award winners announced

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    • Photo of McLaren and Biotecture complete work on Europe’s largest living wall

      McLaren and Biotecture complete work on Europe’s largest living wall

      In the July 2019 issue of Pro Landscaper on pages 84-85 we looked at Europe’s largest living wall that was underway to be installed. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford has revealed its £90 million expansion, delivered by green infrastructure company, Biotecture, and McLaren Construction is now complete. The £1.5 million living wall, which measures 25,000 square feet and features 120,000 plants, reduces air pollution and aids biodiversity. Spanning the walls of the new entrance promenade, walkways and many of the 50 new stores, the vertical gardens make this one of the world’s greenest shopping centres.   Richard Sabin, Managing Director of…

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    • Photo of Mobilane install ivy green screens at school in Sheffield

      Mobilane install ivy green screens at school in Sheffield

      Mobilane were chosen to supply their ivy green screens to Hunter’s Bar school in Sheffield. Mobilane have been speaking with the University of Sheffield Department of Landscape Architecture on their air quality research and Mobilane living green screens have already been planted and are working hard against pollution around a number of other schools across the UK. At Hunters Bar, the screens have been planted as the first line of defence against air pollution in the school’s #GoGoGreen campaign.   The #GoGoGreen project includes screening and planting and is the culmination of eight months of the school’s fundraising, community and…

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    • Photo of Landscape consultants invited to tender for Landscape Architect Services Framework

      Landscape consultants invited to tender for Landscape Architect Services Framework

      The Royal Parks is inviting landscape consultants to tender for its new four-year Landscape Architect Services Framework. Ahead of the Landscape Architect Services Framework launch, the Royal Parks’s landscape team would like interested practices to attend an open event. The event take place at Malone Room, LookOut, Hyde Park from 2.00 to 4.00pm on Thursday 5 December. The event is a chance to learn about the landscapes the charity works with, recent projects and future opportunities. Practices who attend will receive an introduction to the Royal Parks charity and an overview of the projects completed during the current framework period…

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