Projects

1
Jul

Returning To Wembley Park: Ground And Podium Soft Landscapes

Extending the soft landscape collaboration at Wembley Park, Goddards will be returning to site at North East Lands this May (2024). The first phase (NE02 & 03), awarded by John Sisk and Sons Limited, will see the delivery and planting of large trees from 40-45cm to 65-70cm girth, plus large multi-stems throughout the design.  The first of these, supplied by Baumschule Lorenz von Ehren, a stunning 60cm girth Catalpa weighing in at over 3500kg, was delivered in May 2024 hoisted up to the podium and upright and planted on the same day.

Our previous collaboration with Sisk saw the completion of our 2021 BALI Award winning podium landscape at Canada Gardens in the category “Roof Gardens/Living Wall Installations Commercial Roof Garden or Podium Landscaping Under £500K”.

Two Podium Landscapes

As well as the ground level landscape, we will be constructing two podium gardens within this scheme.  Across the planting plan, we will be supply and planting herbaceous, grasses, shrubs and wildflower turf, as well as reinforced grass and aquatics.

  • Trees: planting semi-mature trees up to 65-70cm girth
  • Plants: Herbaceous, shrubs, grasses
  • Softscape: Wildflower turf, reinforced grass, aquatics

These works will be completed by April 2025.

30
Apr

Soft landscape works begin at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Fulfilling a 15-week soft landscape delivery and a 24-month maintenance programme, the Goddards Landscape teams will be active on site at Royal Bournemouth Hospital from May 2024.  The soft landscape works package forms part of the IHP joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci Construction.

Soft landscape delivery

Placing topsoil and subsoil, supplying and planting multi-stem trees and specimen shrubs, and mulching, the landscape will create a welcoming swathe of natural planting around the new Main Entrance (MEA) and Emergency Centre (WCEC).

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Image courtesy of University Hospital Dorset

 

The Beach Building

Part of the £250 million shake-up of healthcare provisions in East Dorset, the main entrance to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been demolished to make way for the new building. Part of the new building, called The Beach, the main entrance and emergency centre will see the switch of the Accident and Emergency Unit from Poole to Bournemouth.

The development represents the largest health service investment in Dorset for more than 30 years.  Both sites will be open in 2024.

25
Apr

Returning to Wembley Park: Ground and podium soft landscapes

Extending the soft landscape collaboration at Wembley Park, Goddards will be returning to the North East Lands this May. This first phase (NE02 & 03), awarded by John Sisk and Sons Limited, will see the delivery and planting of large trees from 40-45cm to 65-70cm girth, plus large multi-stems throughout the design.

Our previous collaboration with Sisk saw the completion of our 2021 BALI Award winning podium landscape at Canada Gardens.

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The Goddards team on site on award-winning Canada Gardens podium landscape: Wembley Park in 2021

Two podium landscapes

As well as the ground level landscape, we will be constructing two podium gardens within this scheme.  Across the planting plan, we will be supply and planting herbaceous, grasses, shrubs and wildflower turf, as well as reinforced grass and aquatics.

  • Trees: planting semi-mature trees up to 65-70cm girth
  • Plants: Herbaceous, shrubs, grasses
  • Softscape: Wildflower turf, reinforced grass, aquatics

These works will be completed by April 2025.

22
Mar

Landscape Chessington: Jungle-themed planting at Jumanji

In 2023, Goddards were engaged by The Merlin Group to help develop a soft landscape scheme for a brand new experience at their Chessington World of Adventure site. Following the landscape design and development, we were appointed to supply and plant the stock.  Completing the surrounding jungle landscape, Jumanji came to life in time for maximum half-term enjoyment.

Bamboos and striking specimens

The scheme featured a number of specimen bamboos in 200 litre pots at 8-9m tall and over 50 in 70 litre pots at 3-4m tall. Interspersed for colour, form and interest were Cordylines, Trachycarpus and Phormiums as well as a selection of semi-mature Eucalyptus and Paulownia trees. These specimens were then underplanted with 20 litre grasses as well as visually stunning Choisya, Cordyline, Phormium, Rhus and 5-10 litre groundcover stock to carpet the “jungle” floor.

With the testing of the ride and other contractor works creating a tight programme as we headed for completion, our grounds teams could often only start works at 4pm, continuing to work into the early hours using task lighting – so huge gratitude to the patience and diligence of the teams involved.

Looking more than impressive as the ride opened, as the planting has continued to establish, it continues to fill out and impress as it matures.

19
Mar

Landscape and waterscape in unison

A blend of wildflower seeding, tree planting and ornamental shrubs creates this glorious array of colour across this rural estate in Berkshire.

Alongside a small housing development, the landscape design on the approach to the estate included a sympathetically landscape pond. With pinpoint communication from the earliest stage and throughout, the in-house and on-site teams liaised with the client to ensure this stunning waterside landscape came to its beautiful, professional conclusion.

Client satisfaction at every stage

The surrounding landscape included wildflower seeding and the planting of indigenous trees, accompanied by hedging and ornamental shrub planting as well as turf to the front and rear of plots. The Goddards soft landscaping team undertook the project from plant and tree sourcing to completion, managing an unpredictable programme period and maintaining close supervision of the schedule to ensure the client was satisfied at every stage.

16
Aug

Knights Quarter, Winchester

Our Knights Quarter site in Winchester, a Berkeley Homes (Southern) Development, has recently seen our team complete the planting on their Podium and some updates to their Romsey Road entrance – thank you to Dan, our Team Leader (pictured), and his team for all their hard work.

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16
Nov

Cranleigh, Phase 2.2 & 2.3

Now completed the new sales and marketing suite, and customer journey from phase 2 to phase 2.2 at the above project. With difficult deadlines to meet, the supervisor and team leader completed the soft landscaping to the highest standard meeting all Berkeley Homes requirements.

The sales and marketing suite and show gardens have a mix of evergreen and herbaceous stock, with a number of specimen plants creating the perfect balance to ensure the garden looks great all year round.

Credit was given to all the teams who have been a part of this new creative and exciting project.

 

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10
Sep

E03 Canada Gardens, London – BALI National Landscape Award 2021 Winner

A stunning 2.5 acre landscape situated on a 4th floor podium deck with spectacular panoramic views of the City; the iconic Wembley Arch as a backdrop; a uniquely challenging concept to extend the interior design and spatial concepts into outdoor “rooms”; a natural flow from space to space, with trees as way finders, their canopies of lighter foliage allowing light and views; planting that leads you effortlessly on a natural path, blending and merging each transition from garden to garden, seamlessly for home-growing, homeworking, pets and play.

“Peter and Goddards have excelled. A contractor we can trust – the primary factor on a project of this stature and complexity This reflects across the team; masterful, responsive and all equally vested in achieving a superior end result.” – Scott Young, Quintain [CLIENT]

“A very strong relationship with the Goddards team and all involved, an absolute necessity in a project of this nature and importance. Detailing was met on all elements of the soft landscaping, from the initial plant and tree selection to programme management and execution. Considerately planted and professionally finished – a first-class delivery of exemplary landscaping.” Angeli Ganoo-Fletcher, Director of Landscape, PRP [DESIGNER]

 

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3
Sep

Hartlands, Farnborough

Once a large derelict turbine site on the edge of Farnborough airport, now transformed into a prestigious housing development with the help of high specification soft landscaping.

 

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28
Apr

Peleton, Covent Garden, London

Designed, built, and installed planters for this prestigious development and important client in the heart of London. Access, height and covid all posed challenges, but the end result was highly successful.

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