PROJECT: Elizabeth Gardens, Stanmore
SECTORS: Commercial / Residential
SERVICES: Landscape Construction
CLIENT: Harrow Churches Housing Association / Bouygues UK
Following selected clearance of a self-seeded wooded area by careful thinning, the construction of a no-dig walk way could commence. This comprised of timber edging, laid to existing falls, and back filled with no-fines angular aggregate ensuring a permeable and aerated construction that would not impede on existing trees. Timber posts formed the supports for the hand rail while porous tarmac provided a smooth surface finish for wheel chair users.
With the help of an elevated platform, timber trellis was fixed to the full height of a three-story wall, 10ltr climbing plants planted at the base and tied into the trellis offered instant greening to the first 1.7m of the wall while the timber trellis itself gave the wall instant interest. A softwood timber pergola was fixed to both raised brick planter walls as well as concreted into footings to adjacent ground level planting beds.
The last element of the contract was the removal of the temporary access road meaning all heavy machinery works needed to be complete, leaving only the completion of hand tool tasks such as seeding of lawns and small areas of planting.