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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Landscaping with Kirklees College and Kier Construction
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.
Ground Preparation and Soft Landscaping – Industrial Park Oldham
From 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).
With 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.
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.
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:
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.