NEWS

1
Nov

Expansion Means Promotions

Goddards are pleased to announce that, in order to help facilitate our current expansion, Julian Atkins and William Goddard have both recently been promoted to the position of Landscape Supervisor. Congratulations to Julian and William, their combined 40 years experience at Goddards will be well utilised as they oversee the day to day running of a number of projects.

We are also pleased to announce the appointment of a new Team Leader – Ian Evans. Ian is new to Goddards but comes with in excess of 15 years of landscaping and construction industry experience and will be a valuable addition to the team.

Our current growth means we are also looking to appoint a number of apprentices shortly to develpo the team for future years of work.

31
Oct

Busy, Busy, Busy

It’s been a busy few months here at Goddards with a varied mixture of schemes completed on time, to budget and to an exceptional finish and these include:

Constructing large, mature gardens around a number of new build private residences on St George’s Hill Estate, Weybridge:

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Construction of communal gardens around an exclusive, gated development to the South of Winchester; Incorporating semi-mature trees, clipped instant beech, Portuguese laurel hedging, mature shrub and herbaceous planting and extensive fine turf lawns with some properties also having outdoor terraces graced with fine Italian topiary and Mediterranean inspired her gardens.

A ground remodelling exercise near Hungerford with involved the relocation of 4000m3 of spoil to a new position 800m away, regrading, topsoiling and 3 hectares of wildflower seeding.

Landscape works to boulevards, front and rear gardens, public realm and community areas on a large, high quality housing development near Chichester:

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We are very excited about the coming months and beyond, as we are in the fortunate position of having many highly prestigious contracts awarded to us, to increase the already healthy order book, extending into 2016.

28
Oct

15 Years Service

Congratulations to Mike Johnson our Contracts Manager who has just received his 15 years service badge. Mike has been instrumental in the expansion and success of the Maintenance Division of the business over recent years and carries a great deal of knowledge and experience enabling the company to receive many awards.

1
Aug

Grosvenor Waterside – Moore House

A fond farewell to Grosvenor Waterside; after 10 years of phases… this was the last.

Under the spotlight of all St James top brass, we put together a Chelsea Flower Show standard series of gardens fit for its Chelsea venue.

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18
Jul

Riverlight One – New Marketing Suite

Installation of custom made GRP planters with specimen clipped Taxus topiary.

Our team dovetailed amongst other trades to complete the installation in just a week as instructed… overtaking others in the process, as you can see! Well done Julian and Ethan.

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14
Mar

Central London Crane Works

During a break in storm force winds and rain at one of our sites in the centre of London; decking bundles being craned into position onto the 5th floor of this landmark building next to the BT tower.

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3
Mar

Fruit Tree Pruning

Joe and Jamie complete training in fruit tree pruning at one of our blue-chip private residences. One of a series of site specific skills, taught by out in-house management team.

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12
Feb

VolkerFitzpatrick Hotel Access Road

Once again VolkerFitzpatrick have turned to Goddards to work with them on another exciting landmark project. Team Leader Adam Stokes and his colleagues are currently working on a large landscape scheme adjacent to the iconic O2 Dome on the Greenwich Peninsula.

the scheme involved the planting of a large number of 60cm girth box headed limes and 70cm cubed planes to frame the new AEG Hotel Access road along with some open-headed 60cm tree around the O2 VIP Parking Area.

We’re also planting hundreds of laurels ranging in height from 1.2m to 3.0m+ along with extensive turfing with ‘EverEdge’ transitions, TechniCable wall wiring, planting of climbers and shrubs and high spec. 24 month maintenance period.

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1
Jan

Sarum Academy, Salisbury

Goddards have produced another stunning new build soft landscape school project! Sarum Academy near Salisbury now boasts new playing fields, a system of water management swales with native wetland planting and extensive architectural beds agains the new build campus. Phase 1 completed at the end of 2013.

Phase 2, infrastructure tree planting, shrubs and herbaceous border set off by sculptural mounds to entrance and car parks will follow in Spring 2014.

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16
Oct

Britain in Bloom

Goddards are thrilled to be part of the team at Bolnore Village who have been awarded Gold and Overall Category winner for an Urban Community at the South and South East in Bloom Awards and Silver for the South East Region of Britain in Bloom Awards.

Bolnore Village has an active residents association who have a keen interest in the landscaping. The Goddards maintenacne team at Bolnore worked closely with the residents association for this years entry into the Britain in Bloom awards. With the help of Goddards a group of 100 residents planted over 3000 herbaceous plants over a weekend in April. Goddard’s maintenance staff volunteered thei time in order to oversee and assist the residents in the planting.

Goddards supported and encourage the entrance into the Britain in Boom competition as we feel this team effort helps to stengthen relationships between the residents and the Goddards team as they worked together to make Bolnore Village an award winning environment.

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