Woodland Blocks and Tree Planting at York University Campus
Commercial and Retail Landscaping for CBM Construction
One of our latest commercial landscaping ventures has completed at the University Of York’s East campus in Heslington. The new GP surgery and retail centre, with a small supermarket and other smaller retail units, cafes and restaurants, will be open in 2018. The 23,000 sq ft retail parade and doctors surgery replaces the old surgery on the West Campus and is a build project designed by Evans Property Group and constructed by CBM Construction Leeds.
The landscaping, provided by the commercial team here at Paxman Landscapes this during November and December 2017, included wildflower hydro-seeding and grass seeding. Peppered around the parking and outlying areas, we have sourced and planted large trees for instant impact and hedge boundaries for a continuation of the natural themes. These planting pockets are interspersed with blocks of woodland planting.
The landscaping surrounds the East Campus, close to Field Lane and Badger Hill. Its finished landscaping and visual impact were of utmost importance in making this newly-built retail esplanade a naturally blended aspect of the surrounding areas of green belt.
UPDATED: March 2018
Pathway and Paving Perfection
Block Driveway Wakefield
A little pathway and paving finery, just in time for Christmas. This domestic landscaping project features a front driveway in block paving and low level wall and border construction. Neat, huh?
HBV Supported Living, Barrow in Furness
Paxman Landscapes and Casey Group
In the third HB Village construction project enjoying Paxman Landscapes and Casey Group involvement this year, ground preparation and planting will shortly commence at the £3 million HB Village in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The specialist supported living units, called Church Place, will comprise sixteen apartments and two bungalows on the former church site.
The site at Barrow follows HB Village completions in Leeds and Rochdale this year. The landscape design and planting plan is the vision of Outer Spaces Landscape and Garden Design, Leeds. The planting, including 12/14cm girth trees, taxus hedging, turf and ornamental shrubs will commence this November 2017.
Image Courtesy HB Villages
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Landscaping
Paxman Landscapes and William Birch Construction
Starting this winter, the Paxman Landscapes team will be on site and adding their landscaping finess to the construction of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s (YSP) ambitious new £3.8 million visitor centre.
The building is designed by Feilden Fowles and constructed by William Birch and is due for completion at the end of March 2018 – complete with its beautiful new landscape. The green areas, designed by Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects will feature shrub planting, woodland and wildflowers and will involve Paxman Landscapes from November 2017 until the end of the year.
Image courtesy of Feilden Fowles
The planted areas will enhance the environmentally friendly building and will help the development blend into its historic landscape.
Kirklees College: Paxman Landscapes and Kier Construction
As the project build nears completion, it is time to focus on the external landscaping. Due to start this winter and extend into Spring 2018, the landscaping at two new centres – part of Kirklees College’s Dewsbury Learning Quarter – will include large trees, woodland creation and wildflower seeding. With the addition of 2 and 3 litre shrubs, the finished landscape will form an important part of the College’s first impression when the scheme completes in 2018/2019.
The Springfield Centre is one of two centres which will replace the current Dewsbury Centre and Batley School of Art. The Dewsbury Learning Quarter project forms part of Kirklees Council’s wider regeneration program for Dewsbury through the North Kirklees Growth Zone.
The Springfield Centre is being developed by Kier Construction and will stand on Bradford Road, next to the Lidl store.
White Lee Farm, Marsden
What more could a landscaper ask than a backdrop of the most glorious Yorkshire hills? This domestic landscape project, underway this Autumn, calls on our hard landscaping team to manage the sloping aspect of this farmhouse garden in Marsden. Creating a retaining wall, steps and patio, this impressive hard landscaping project is multi-level and multi-faceted.
The garden’s new design, created by FDA Landscape, continues the feel of the rural location and surrounding landscape. The lower level patio maximises the sunlight throughout the day and higher levels accommodate parking and seating. A superb outdoor space, designed to allow as much enjoyment of the stunning views when sitting, dining and relaxing.
The softer planted aspects of the design will come to life in the Spring 2018 when Paxman Landscapes soft landscaping team take over.
AUTUMN START: Public Open Space
As part of the £8.4m affordable housing scheme constructed by Wates Living Space Homes, the Paxman Landscapes team are due to start Phase 1 of the landscaping this Autumn 2017. The new development of 86 homes has taken shape on the site of the former Milldane flats in Orchard Park, Hull. The development includes a residential care home, public open space and social housing.
The Landscaping at Milldane
The planting of the public open space and outlying areas will begin in earnest this month. Featuring 14/16cm and 18/20cm girth heavy standard trees, the planting also includes seeding, shrub planting and ground cover. The ornamental planting plan follows the design created by the Paxman design team.
This scheme follows recent successes in landscaping similar schemes with Wates Living Space, including the Redwood Glades Care Home.
Update: Planting Begins
The team are on site now (October) and the scheme is beginning to take shape. Follow our stories on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to keep track of our progress.
Work continues across commercial and domestic projects for the Paxman teams this month. We’re all about the plants this week – with several projects bursting with shrubs, ornamental plants and wildflower. Take a look at how our planting scheme at Costa Coffee in Ellesmere Port is taking shape for Royd Developments…
Autumn Landscaping for Stainforth Construction
Ancon HQ, Sheffield (on a drier day!): Our Landscape Design will flank the right side of frontage this September
Landscaping waits for no one – especially not inclement weather! Completed to our own design, we will be bringing this to completion this week – it’s going to be a wet one!
One of our Soft Landscaping teams is charged with shrub planting and turfing at Ancon Building Products HQ in Sheffield. Another project on behalf of Stainforth Construction, we will be on site for just three days, after which the head office extension will be blessed with new plants and turf.
Another feather in our landscaping caps is now complete in Leigh, Lancashire. The new retail park now sports trees, hedging and herbaceous to both break up and punctuate boundaries, borders and parking areas. With additional bulb and shrub planting, including climbers, the scheme is now fully operational.
In association with Vector Landscape Design and Ratcliffe and Sons.
Parsonage Way Retail Park, Leigh