Fairfields Care Home, Heckmondwike

Main Contractor: Wates Living Space
Contract: Fairfields Care Home
Contract Value: £

Redeveloping a former school site, the care facility comprises 53 residential flats for extra care housing and dementia care.   Constructed by Wates Living Space, this development was part of the Kirklees Excellent Homes for Life project, which will build 466 new homes for rent across Kirklees upon completion of the scheme.

Supplying over 1,000 tonnes of topsoil, the landscaping team also planted over 10,000 shrubs and herbaceous plants.  The soft landscaping plan, peppered with additional bulb planting, hedging,  trees and turf formed a framework for the creation of wildflower meadows.  Dementia gardens, shade courtyards, butterfly gardens and herb garden zones were brought to life, enriching the outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike.

The project, commissioned in September 2012, did not allow site work until August 2013, when the groundwork and planting began to take shape. Seven weeks later, the project was complete and ready for residents to start to appreciate and to look forward to in its full glory in the Spring.


Ashlands Primary School

Main Contractor: Bradford Met Council
Contract: Ashlands Primary School
Contract Value: £50,000


Paxman Landscapes has recently provided a new play area for Ashlands Primary School in Bradford. This exciting project involved the installation of various items of play equipment, paths, safety surfacing, a sand pit and splash pool, block paving and construction of walls and metal railings.  The project also included elements of soft landscaping.

We are grateful to our long time clients Bradford Council for involving us in the project and are pleased to provide a fantastic new play area for the pupils of the school to enjoy.

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Appleton Academy, Wyke, Bradford

Client: H&J Martin
Contract: New Appleton Academy in Wyke, Bradford
Contract value: £175,000


Paxman Landscapes successfully delivered the full landscaping package to our new client H&J Martin as they completed the construction of the New Appleton Academy in Wyke just before Christmas 2012. We initially started work way back in February 2012 carrying out woodland planting and then visited on and off throughout the whole of the last year to complete  a wide range of work.  This project included vast areas of grass and wild flower seeding, tree and shrub planting, path construction and groundworks and urban green wall insulation.

We are particularly proud of our work on this project and have developed fantastic working relationships with all involved at H&J Martin and are looking forward to working with them again in the future.

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Garden hard landscaping redesign

Highburton, Huddersfield
Garden hard landscaping redesign

We recently carried out a design build project to transform the garden of a retired couple in Highburton, Huddersfield. Our design team worked closely with the client to produce a set of sketches and designs which reflected the requirements of the client and helped them to visualise their dream garden. When the designs were completed we could begin work onsite which involved a new block paved drive, construction of garden walls, a new patio, construction of a timber raised bed and new shrub and herb planting. Now the work is completed our client can enjoy their brand new garden for years to come.

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Kirklees Council

Main Contractor:Lower Houses Estate improvements, Kirklees Council
Contract Value: £10,000

Paxman Landscapes successfully completed estate improvement works at lowerhouses Huddersfield in April 2013 Works included the repair and widening of bitmac paths, installation of concrete mowing strips and urban tree planting consisting of underground guying and resin bound tree pit top.
The completed works have rejuvenated the dilapidated area of the estate and the council and residents alike are thrilled with the results and can now enjoy for years to come.

Please browse the gallery to see in construction and completed photos.