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December 13, 2017

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Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

AHMM & Taylor Wimpey achieve contemporary yet timeless theme in Chelsea

As one of the UK’s largest residential developers, Taylor Wimpey projects are designed and constructed to the highest standards and this wasn’t any different with The Ladbroke Grove in Chelsea, London. The developer worked with UK and US architect, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, in designing the lavish apartments at The Ladbroke Grove which required stylish hard landscaping materials that would complement the brick buildings on site. Tobermore held the ideal solution with the provision of Pembury block paving, Textured Flags and Mayfair Step Flags.

The Ladbroke Grove was developed to reflect a contemporary, yet timeless, urban theme. Being located in a bustling hub of activity, modern convenience, local attractions, rich history, and with excellent public transport links, the development is a highly desirable place to reside.

Amrik Gaheer, architectural designer at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, explained the design brief for the scheme: “We were set the task of designing the apartments to top standards of quality and to be highly functional, whilst adding uniqueness and aesthetic variation to the residential blocks and surrounding landscape.”

The landscape was of particular importance as it played an important role in establishing the exterior style of the homes. Amrik noted: “We originally specified brick pavers but there were budget constraints which caused the specification to be revised.”

Having worked with Tobermore on other projects such as Aberdeen Lane in Highbury, Mulberry Place in Taporley, Hopefield Gait in Bonnyrigg, Parkside Glad in Cramlington and Stokesley Grange in Westlands, Taylor Wimpey reviewed a variety of Tobermore paving samples provided by the Tobermore South East Sales team. Amirk explained: “Following a value engineering exercise supported by ourselves, Taylor Wimpey and the contractor, John Sisk & Son, made the decision to proceed with a block paving method and Tobermore products proved to be the best fit.”

Tobermore’s Pembury, a versatile block paving product with a textured surface finish, and Textured Flags, a unique paving slab with a granular surface, was specified for the project. The blended colour of Bracken from the Pembury range and the soft colour of Buff from the Textured Flags range were chosen as a complementary colour combination to go alongside the dark brick facade of the apartment buildings.

Providing continuity between the flat and raised areas, Tobermore’s Mayfair Step Flags with delineation markings was chosen as a step solution. The product was specified in the colour of Sandstone which worked perfectly with the Textured Flags colour used. Mayfair Step Flags are manufactured with a granite aggregate surface layer that produces a modern look similar to natural granite.

The combination of products chosen reflected the contemporary yet timeless vision for the project wonderfully. Amrik reflected on the hard landscaping at The Ladbroke Grove: “The Tobermore products used worked with our landscaping budget and they turned out very well, matching the different brick tones on site without dominating the space.

“We would be very happy to use Tobermore products again in future.”

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