PROJECT UPDATE: Design and Build Garden, Sheffield

Operation: Family Garden

Enjoying its newly-completed dry stone wall and lower garden finished with wetpour safety surfacing for the play area, fencing and border planting, phase one of this challenging and rewarding design and build project is now complete.

The garden looks GREAT – thanks!

Homeowner, Sheffield

From design…to build

May 2020

Creating the dry stone wall – March 2020

Design takes shape – February 2020

NEWS: Food4Heroes – J Paxman Landscapes are helping, can you?

Helping to deliver meals to NHS staff at Huddersfield Hospital

Part of a growing number of businesses working together to show support for those who are working tirelessly in our health service, family members at J Paxman Landscapes have volunteered and will soon be helping to serve meals to NHS workers at Huddersfield Infirmary – and potentially other NHS facilities across the region.

You can help too:

The campaign, set up by caterers Amanda Guest of Guest Dining and her brother, John Brownhill has rallied support from chefs and other businesses in the supply, preparation and logistics involved with getting the meals to those on the NHS frontline, fighting the coronavirus head-on.

Freshly prepared meals and their delivery to those working through immensely hard and harrowing shifts need donations, support and resources.

To offer your support to this cause, visit and keep up with the Food4Heroes story on their Facebook page.

PROJECT NEWS: Trafford Centre Landscaping after Tree Clearance

After making such a grand job of completing the site’s tree clearance at the beginning of 2020, J Paxman Landscapes were commissioned to return to site in March to put the finishing touches to the landscaping in front of Selfridges at the Trafford Centre, Manchester.

Pruning, patching and planting

A beautiful pattern of box hedging planted prior to the site’s pathway construction needed a little TLC. Filling gaps, clipping and shaping to reinstate the hedge to its former glory, the team have also added to the bed planting with hydrangeas and hebes for extra foliage and ground cover. Some new standard trees have been added for height and visual impact.

March 2020

PROJECT UPDATE: Sheffield Garden Dry Stone Wall

On schedule for a March finish, this Sheffield private rear garden continues to take shape. Impressive both for its dry stone wall construction and its careful consideration of levels, the team continue to excel in social conditions that are difficult, but not impossible, keeping clean and safe for client and colleagues.

Soft Landscaping

Once the dry stone wall is complete, the J Paxman Landscapes team will set to the soft landscaping, planting ornamental shrubs, trees and low level plants.

How the project began

Explore this project in its early stages, from design to construction start: Design and Build Sheffield

March 2020

PROJECT NEWS: Design and build, Sheffield

From design options discussed and approved by this private homeowner, work begins this month on an ambitious design and build landscape in a rear garden in Thurlstone, Sheffield.

The Plan

Ok, so right now it might look like just a new fence and some diggin. But, picture this: A new patio, steps down from the house onto a pathway that leads you through the garden to the lawn. With planted borders bursting with shrubs, grasses and palms on all sides as you head towards a second paved area – this time in porcelain – the new turfed expanse heads towards the lower garden.

Here, this family-focused landscape then turns its mind to play, in a barked area with safe surfacing and play equipment, a concreted pad ready for a new timber shed and a fully-fenced border for screening and security.

This domestic project, designed by Green Dream and managed and constructed by J Paxman Landscapes, will be completed this Spring 2020 – an impressive multi-functional outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy.

The Next Stage: Dry Stone Wall

After the fencing and ground preparation comes the impressive dry stone wall construction. Find out more here.

February 2020

COMPLETE: Soft landscaping Costa, Heckmondwike

Forecourt finery in plants and turf

Driving through Heckmondwike and need a coffee stop? The new Costa Coffee site now sports its new turfed forecourt and is accompanied by ground cover planting around its perimeters and shrubs trained on trellis to add a natural element to the fencing.

J Paxman Landscapes completed the ground preparation and planting scheme in February 2020 upon the building completion by NuConstruction of Elland.

Costa Coffee, Heckmondwike (Image credit: NuConstruction)

Updated: February 2020

PROJECT NEWS: Hilton Hotel, Leeds

Ornamental planting comes into its own at new Leeds hotel

The Hampton by Hilton Leeds hotel will soon have its brand new peripheral landscaping complete.  Delivering the tree and shrub planting on the former British Gas site in Leeds, J Paxman Landscapes started work in January 2020 after their successful contract win.

Updated: February 2020

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

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