Generating so much more than just electricity
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
Watch 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.
Just one of Paxman Landscapes previously completed care home landscaping schemes: Redwood Glades, Hull:
Landscaping with Kirklees College and Kier Construction
Woodland created? Check.
Trees and shrubs planted? Check.
Bark mulch added? Check
Wildflower seeding? Check.
The landscaping at two new centres at Kirklees College’s Dewsbury Learning Quarter is nearing completion. Developed by Kier Construction, final images of the completed landscape will follow in February.
From rear garden privacy to front garden pride | The Perfect Landscape
Completed back in Summer 2016, this rear garden now has an equally stunning landscape partner for all to see – at the front of the property in Hartshead Moor.
So impressed with their new back garden aspect, the homeowners have invited the Paxman Landscapes team back to extend the impressive garden design and construction into the front garden.
Finished in January 2018, the completed project’s construction owes its professional finish not only to the hard and soft landscaping teams at Paxman’s, but to their selection, supply and installation of the best in landscaping materials.
As a Marshall Registered Installer, the team made full use of the selection of block paving, with oak sleepers to create raised beds and stonewalling to complement. The new steps – complete with integral lighting – welcome the owners and visiting friends to the property with an enviable first impression.
To contact the team to discuss how Paxman Landscapes could help breathe new life into your garden landscape, get in touch today.
Are you or is someone you know interested in a career in landscaping? If you’re in the Kirklees area and are weighing up your options as you embark on your working life, you had better pop along to John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield on Wednesday 7 February 2018. That’s where you’ll find the Paxman Landscapes team, amongst other prestigious local employers, who will be perfectly poised to answer your questions on embarking upon a career in landscaping.
A career in landscaping
What qualifications do you need? What are the benefits? What sort of personal attributes are ideal? Come and see Justin and Emily from Paxman Landscapes and we’ll tell it to you straight! The event, organised by C&K Careers, will give you depth and insight and help you to:
- Find out about current apprenticeship vacancies
- Ask about the different types of apprenticeships – Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
- Meet over 40 employers and training providers, as well as the Paxman team
- Talk to apprentices
- Get individual careers guidance
We’re a very friendly, honest, approachable bunch here at Paxman Landscapes so please come over and talk to us – you might be the next Big Thing in Landscaping!
Come along on Wednesday 7 February, 5.30pm to 8pm, at the John Smith’s Stadium.