PROJECT NEWS: Ornamental planting at Zakaria Education Centre, Dewsbury

Topsoil, bark mulch and plants

The Zakaria Masjid and Education Centre is not only a mosque but a central hub for the Dewsbury Muslim community.

The Centre has undergone an outdoor makeover this Winter (2019/2020), with J Paxman Landscapes providing a swathe of ornamental planting around its exterior. Supplying and applying topsoil and bark mulches, the planting around the urban mosque features shrubs and ground cover that will grow and flourish to provide a touch of nature to the neighbourhood.

Updated: January 2020

CONTRACT WIN: Soft landscaping at third Hilton Hotel Leeds

Topsoil and soft landscaping for property development company

On the former British Gas site on Bridge Street, Leeds will shortly be gaining its third Hilton Hotel.  The 192-room hotel is part of a regeneration project on previously derelict land.

The 14 storey Hampton by Hilton Leeds City Centre will rise above the Victoria gate shopping complex.

J Paxman Landscapes will be delivering the soft landscaping on behalf of their client Heeton Holdings Limited and Hampton by Hilton.  The soft landscaping contract includes ground preparation, topsoil provision and the planting of trees around the site.

Updated: January 2020

Visual of completed Hampton by Hilton Leeds

PROJECT NEWS: Site Clearance at Skelton Gate, Leeds

Preparing for Phase II

The 170-acre former opencast colliery site at Skelton Gate, Leeds will see 1,800 new homes, a primary and secondary school, public open space and local amenities.

J Paxman Landscapes are already well underway with site clearance and vegetation management on site. The soft landscaping team are preparing the site for ground works and planting of woodland areas, amenity grass seeding and preparation of the main site entrance for a more pleasing approach to the ambitious new development.

J Paxman Landscapes are on site now, continuing the tree and vegetation clearance – all 1500 square metres – in earnest.

Aerial shot of Skelton Gate Development, Leeds
Aerial shot of Skelton Gate Development, Leeds

Updated: January 2020

Rugby Union Sponsor: Jasper McGuire

Northumbria University Rugby Union prop sponsored by J Paxman Landscapes

Up-and-coming 19-year-old prop Jasper McGuire will be sponsored for the 2020 season by J Paxman Landscapes. Previously playing for Hull Ionians, Newsome Panthers and QEGS, we wish Jasper the greatest success in this season and beyond.

PROJECT UPDATE: York University GP Surgery Heslington

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.York University East Campus Landscaping

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

UPDATE: Dewsbury Learning Quarter nearing completion

Landscaping with Kirklees College and Kier Construction

Dewsbury Learning Quarter LandscapingTopsoil? Check.

Woodland created? Check.

Trees and shrubs planted? Check.

Bark mulch added? Soon!

Wildflower seeding? Ready to go.

The landscaping at two new centres at Kirklees College’s Dewsbury Learning Quarter is almost complete!  Developed by Kier Construction in collaboration with the soft landscaping team here at Paxman Landscapes, we have added a selection of the images of the completed project and will return in the Spring to see how this develops, when the bark mulch and woodland planting is complete.

Updated: March 2018

PROJECT NEWS: Planting Salmon Fields Oldham

Ground Preparation and Soft Landscaping – Industrial Park Oldham

Salmon Fields Oldham PlanFrom the earliest inklings of this planting scheme, Paxman Landscapes have been centre stage.  Designing the scheme and planting specification for the industrial zone at Salmon Fields, Oldham, we are now on site and in full planting mode (March 2018).

MarshallCPD logoWith the groundworks complete and the topsoil in place, the woodland planting started last month (February 2018) on the scheme which is projected to complete in March.  Working with Marshall CDP Limited, our soft landscaping teams are completing the native woodland blocks around the infrastructure roads and entrances of the site.

The native hedging blocks are peppered in swathes to soften and enhance the roadways on site, with seeded and turfed areas to complete before the project is signed off.

PROJECT NEWS: Landscaping St James Business Park, Sheffield

Soft landscaping: Business Park, Sheffield

Paxman Landscapes are on site at a new retail park in Sheffield, in the throes of its soft landscaping completion.

Due to start opening its first units this Summer (2018), St James Retail Park is a new shopping park in the south of Sheffield.  Built on the former Norton College site, the scheme will house retail units including Aldi, Costa, TK Maxx and a M&S Foodhall.

The new £35m shopping centre in Sheffield is rapidly taking shape.  The 420-space car park will soon benefit from Paxman Landscapes soft landscaping input, with tree planting, native hedging and ground cover along its flanks and avenues.  There will also be a rain garden to improve drainage and appearance with natural planting.

Rootballed trees going in

Bulbs and grasses will form the ornamental planted section at the Park’s front entrance and will add to the overall naturally beautiful aspect of the completed park.

We will add images upon completion.  This project is another of our collaborations with GMI Construction.Landscaping St James Retail Park Sheffield

UPDATED: Planting Solar Farm Wakefield

Generating so much more than just electricity

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How the finished solar farm will look (Image courtesy of CCEP)

Work started last month (January 2018) on the perimeter planting of a major new eight hectare solar farm near Wakefield.  Covering an expanse the size of twelve football pitches and harvesting energy to fuel local industry up to one and half miles away via underground cables, the panels have been installed in collaboration with the local landowner and Spanish solar specialists, Grupo Zaragozá.

How the site is developing (February 2018)

Paxman Landscapes are finishing up on site now with their focus on boosting and creating a native perimeter.  Woodland and copse planting, native hedgerows and shrub underplanting will be punctuated along its framework with feathered and select standard native trees including Alnus glutinosa (Common alder), Quercus petraea (Sessile Oak), Quercus robur (English Oak) and Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)

Young plants will be protected from pests and the grazing sheep that will maintain the land’s dual use.  The landscape team will also create new areas of grassland and wildlife meadow from seed.

Originally posted in January 2018; Updated in February 2018

CONTRACT WIN: Care Home Landscaping Leigh

Engie logoWatch this space, as over the next few weeks we will be extending our portfolio of landscape construction projects at care homes with a new scheme in Leigh.  Working with Keepmoat Regeneration (soon to be known as Engie), the soft landscaping team will be deployed shortly to site.

Following the landscape design and specification, our experts will prepare and cultivate the soil in readiness for planting.  As well as supplying and laying turf in areas across the complex, we will be supplying and planting numerous standard trees, complemented by underplanting and beds of shrubs and herbaceous borders.  Where the design allows, there will be climbing plants and coniferous varieties for structure and all-year-round foliage and interest for visitors and residents.

Images to follow when work starts.

January 2018

Just one of Paxman Landscapes previously completed care home landscaping schemes: Redwood Glades, Hull:

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