On the 13th May 2022, Whitings and Prologis came together to create an outdoor space. Just short of 100 people went and got stuck into this project and the results certainly show the hard work and dedication put in by everyone.
The aim was to make a difference to the local residential area where people can enjoy the natural habitat.
The brief set out for the day was to introduce new picnic tables and benches alongside fencing for a new pond. Edging bonds were put in the new path and seeding was carried out on other areas. Prologis and Whitings worked together and split out into smaller teams with different tasks to complete.
Mark Spittle from Ultra Jet kindly organised a water tanker from Red Industries Sustainable Solutions who supplied and donated water for the pond, as well as helping throughout the day.
The sunshine was clearly on their side, and it proved to be a very hot but nevertheless rewarding day.
Take a look at some pictures captured on the day!
Here at Whiting Landscape, we actively try to improve our carbon footprint by cutting down on energy usage in the workplace. Having achieved our 2nd year Planet Mark certification, we are working to measure and reduce our carbon emissions and pride ourselves in making a conscious effort to invest in and help the planet achieve net zero.
Wishing you all a Happy Earth Day!
All of us here at Whiting Landscape are deeply saddened by the recent events in Ukraine. We wanted to find a way to show our support during this very awful time for them. In order to do this, we found a local Church – Bromsgrove Baptist Church, who are working in connection with Barnabus fund. The local Church are taking donations and transporting them to Swindon, which are then shipped over to Ukraine to help those in need.
Over the past few weeks our staff have rallied together to donate valuable supplies they need such as blankets, warm clothing, tinned food, and energy bars. We have gathered two large donations, the first of which was taken directly to the church. The second, staff volunteered to fill one of our vans full of donations from both staff and donations that where made to the church and drive them to Swindon.
The entire team at Whiting Landscape hopes that the help and donations from staff will positively enable those people suffering from this humanitarian crisis within Ukraine when they need it the most.
Lauren joined Whiting Landscape in April 2021 as a Business Administration Apprentice where she works 75% of the week in the office and 25% on her Level 3 Business Administration course on campus. It is great for the business to have an Apprentice on board, bringing new ideas, a fresh perspective, and a willingness to learn to gain ‘hands on’ practical experience. We asked Lauren for feedback on how she is settling in, and she shared her thoughts with us:
‘I am thoroughly enjoying working with Whiting Landscape. They have enabled me to grow not only within the company but also as a person. The support I am continuously given is outstanding and I can see a very bright future here. I believe it is the best decision I ever made applying for an Apprenticeship and feel I have landed on my feet with this company. I have always been keen on the idea of Architecture from a young age, but the landscaping sector has opened my eyes to many more career avenues.’
Now that Autumn has arrived it is time to start thinking about your Winter Maintenance requirements. Whiting offers both snow clearance and gritting in addition to daily monitoring of the Met Office weather reports from October 1st to March 31st to track where conditions may worsen.
On Friday 20th August 2021 17 members of the Whiting team were faced with the challenge of improving Broadheath’s outdoor space by turning the school’s environmental area into their very own Peace Garden.
The children are now able to use this area to explore the nature it provides, giving them the potential to develop their creativity, problem-solving, independence, and more.
Despite the clouds, everyone involved was raring to go and get stuck in. We were given a brief to focus on the garden and pond area and reintroduce the raised flower beds.
Pathways were created for safer access to the Peace Garden. The Pond was cleared of organic debris to revitalize the area. New fencing was constructed and installed to ensure the children remain safely away from the pond but can also be close enough to enjoy its benefits. The raised flower bed areas were stripped and refreshed with new soil ready for the Teachers and children to plant their own shrubs. Turf was laid down and grass seed sown to revive the extra space for future seating possibilities.
Whiting enjoyed transforming this outdoor space for the local community.
Whiting Landscape now have the facility to provide solutions to any aquatic problem! We specialise in the following services: –
Control and removal of aquatic weeds.
Silt pumping and dredging.
Refurbishment or repair of lakes and ponds.
Whether there are ornamental aquatic plants that need controlling or problems with aquatic weeds that need removing, our specialist team are able to offer help for every requirement regarding water and its surrounding environment.
Whiting Landscape now offer a comprehensive range of External Cleaning services.
We understand that ‘first impressions count’ and how important it is to keep your property in a clean and safe condition so are now providing a range of services to support businesses who like to stay on top of their building maintenance!
By employing the very latest technologies and eco-friendly cleaning methods we ensure that we leave the exterior of your buildings clean and dirt free. We specialise in all types of exterior hard surface cleaning and pride ourselves on providing a cost-effective service while also going the extra mile to get the best results possible.
Our teams carry out a comprehensive range of Exterior Cleaning services inclusive of the following:
Canopies and Facades
Graffiti and Chewing Gum
Drains and Gutters
Street Furniture and Signage
Block Paving/ Tarmac/ Concrete
Walkways and Pavements
For more information about our specialist cleaning services please call our team on 01527 836 292 or alternatively email email@example.com
Whiting recently completed a unique installation of a public space only ten minutes’ drive from our headquarters in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The 1,900 m² scheme was the former Bromsgrove Market Hall site, located on St. John’s Street in the town centre.
Designed by ONE Creative Environments on behalf of North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration and Bromsgrove District Council we worked alongside Kelbec Civil Engineers on the construction of the project. The Bird Box has since provided a valuable community area for Bromsgrove residents incorporating a stage, creative seating and open areas facilitating social distancing.
The Client’s requirement was to provide a space for “pop up” and mobile businesses, presenting opportunities and support for start ups, local entrepreneurs and small retail outlets short on internal space to serve customers while adhering to current Covid 19 directives.
Focusing very much on sustainability and innovation, The Bird Box initiative offered a unique set of challenges and involved the re-use and recycling of many of the existing materials already on site. The existing concrete platform was broken up to fill the gabion baskets and also utilised to back fill below the seating area. The installation of vertical artificial grass on the seating cubes and creation of large planters from metal crates incorporating two types of brick, also proved challenging.
Acer campestre, Tilia cordata and one prunus were planted to provide shade, interest and to assist in the absorption of carbon dioxide. Being good urban street trees they are tolerant of most soil types and thrive in a town centre environment so were selected for their suitability. Several bamboo were also installed to act as a shield from some of the surrounding buildings.
The Bird Box, named after a feature carved into many of the existing Bromsgrove shopfronts, has provided both our local community and local businesses with an innovative, fun and functional space and Whiting are very proud to have been involved in this special project.