COMPLETE: Block paving Wakefield

Pathway and Paving Perfection

Block Driveway Wakefield

Block Paving Wakefield 7A 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?

December 2017

CONTRACT WIN: HBV Supported Living, Barrow in Furness

HBV Supported Living, Barrow in Furness

Paxman Landscapes and Casey Group

Casey logoouterspaces logoIn 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.

HB Villages Barrow

Image Courtesy HB Villages

CONTRACT WIN | Yorkshire Sculpture Park Landscaping

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Landscaping

Paxman Landscapes and William Birch Construction

William Birch logoStarting 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.

Feilden Fowles YSP Visitor Centre Building

Image courtesy of Feilden Fowles

The planted areas will enhance the environmentally friendly building and will help the development blend into its historic landscape.


CONTRACT WIN | Dewsbury Learning Quarter Landscaping

Kirklees College: Paxman Landscapes and Kier Construction

kier logoAs 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.

Dewsbury Learning Quarter Landscaping

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.

UPDATE: Farmhouse Garden, Marsden | Domestic Landscaping

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.





UPDATE: Milldane Residential Development Hull

AUTUMN START: Public Open Space

wates living space logoAs 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.

Latest Planting Projects: October 2017

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…

PROJECT NEWS: All weather landscaping at Ancon Sheffield

Autumn Landscaping for Stainforth Construction

Ancon Building Products Sheffield

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.




COMPLETE: Retail Park Landscaping, Leigh

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

Parsonage Way Retail Park, Leigh


PROJECT WIN: Landscaping Skoda Nissan in Dartford

New Showroom gains new landscaping: Autumn 2017

BDB Design Build logoDue for an Autumn 2017 start, we will be on site to complete the landscaping of the Skoda Nissan showroom in Dartford.  On behalf of the main contractor, BDB Design and Build, the surrounding soft landscaping, planting and groundcare includes the introduction of specimen shrubs.  To complement the forecourt and parking designs, low ground cover and herbaceous varieties will be planted.


Skoda Nissan

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