Working alongside our client Prologis, our brief on May 19th was to transform the existing Uplands Allotments on Oxhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, into a more aesthetically pleasing outdoor community space. As well as growing their own produce at Uplands, allotment holders and visitors are able to purchase that produce grown on site alongside various other […]
Whiting were recently commissioned to carry out works at the historic Petwood Hotel in Lincolnshire. The hotel, famous for being the home of the legendary RAF 617 Dambusters squadron also has another claim to fame; the gardens were designed by Harold Peto in 1912. A qualified architect and extensive traveller, Peto (1854 – 1933) created […]
A six hectare woodland delivered by Whiting and created with support from the local community, was officially opened in May in the presence of residents, parish councillors, National Forest representatives and project partners. The launch of the Penny Wakefield Community Woodland to the east of Ellistown village in Leicestershire celebrates the culmination of a two […]
Client Urban & Civic are planning to deliver a high quality mixed use development in Cambridgeshire, blending an enterprise zone with over 700 acres of green open space. One of the first areas to open to the public is the show home entrance for the first of the housing plots, and key to providing a high […]
Three 12 metre Thuja plicata ‘Excelsa’ were planted recently at a private residence in Central London by Whiting. Weighing 5 tons each they had to be lifted in using a special 16 ton heavy Manatu fork lift as access was restricted. We were also instructed by the client to transplant a 9 metre Liquidamber styraciflua, which […]
As part of the larger Alconbury development for Urban and Civic in Cambridgeshire Whiting were recently contracted to bulk up planting around what is to be the new site entrance. The Alconbury project as a whole includes new housing, a school, a business sector and green spaces but the Ermine Street scheme involved planting up the […]
We have recently been involved in an ambitious tree translocation project in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, which involved the use of two of the largest tree spades in Europe. Working for Urban and Civic plc on their large, mixed use scheme at the former airbase near Huntingdon, tree spades of 2.5m and 3m in diameter were employed […]
We recently completed the design and construction of an enclosed Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP) at the centre of Farndon Fields residential development, Market Harborough, Leicestershire for our client CJC Developments.
The project took approximately six months to carry out and initial works involved grading the site to the correct levels and installing suitable drainage.
This year we completed landscaping works for Hitachi who have recently relocated their headquarters to the White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge, in Wiltshire. Working for Midas Construction to a scheme designed by Landscape Architects MacGregor Smith, the brief comprised of the landscaping of extensive parking compounds and associated external works to develop the 6.5 acre […]
January 2014 saw the completion of our landscaping works at the main entrance to The Belfry Hotel and Leisure Resort, Wishaw, Warwickshire, for our client TB Resort Holdings. The Ironside Farrar design included tree, shrub and climber planting; lawn laying and hedging. Timber obelisks and ivy screens were also installed, along with stainless steel climbing […]