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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Peter Bassett represented Goddards at the opening of the Pistoia Nursery Park, the first in Europe, with all the trees supplied by Vannucci Piante with lighting by iGuzzini. Peter was a guest of Europlants and made up a party of 10 which included representatives from, among others, Charnwood Landscape Design Ltd (Elizabeth Loynes), and BALI (Wayne Grills – Chief Operations Officer).
We thank Renato Canale, his ever attentive representatives led by Oscar Puig, and Vennino Vannucci and his staff for their hospitality and the invaluable and informative time at the Nursery.
Peter said “It proved to be an exhausting but exceedingly enjoyable event with a great and diverse collection of guests who spent the time seeing fantastic stock in an amazing new park and exchanging views and experiences in a relaxed informal setting.”
Goddards have recently finished landscaping works for Harrison Jorge at the UKs first drive thru bank.
Metro Bank, an American banking company continues its fast paced expansion with the grand opening of its 18th store in Slough, its first with a drive thru facility. The branch also boast being dog friendly.
Goddards were delighted to receive the Principle Award for Soft Landscape Construction up to £300k at this years BALI Awards. The soft landscaping project for the new build of a company’s product and research development head office was described by judges as “Good strong plant material, well executed and maintained. A credit to the Contractor.”
roger Goddard, Andrew Butcher and Chris Chambers (of RPS, the Landscape Architects on the project) were at the event in London to receive the award.
Other guests joining us at the BALI awards were Robin Firth of Robin Firth Landscape Consultants, Nicholas Pascoe from Hallmark Property Management and Mike Young of Waterscapes.