October 22, 2017

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Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to local park -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks

A record-breaking 73,349 votes decide the nation’s favourite parks and show how much people #LoveParks. And Green Flag Award are delighted to announce the People’s Choice 10 favourite UK parks. This year a record-breaking 1,799 Green Flag Awards were awarded to the best-managed parks and green spaces. To find the best of the best, the public were asked to vote for their favourite parks, which they did in record numbers. The 10 winners are spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including large and small sites, traditional parks to wild unusual spaces, run by councils, community groups and even a well-loved university…

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National infrastructure commsion reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition in an online gallery. Launched in June, the competition sought inspirational yet achievable visions for future development of this key economic area, covering Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. Finalists focused on integrating infrastructure and development to create sustainable and liveable places appropriate to the corridor. Finalists’ ideas for enhancing the corridor include a new National Park; an archipelago of linked, distinctive and compact places; a series of ecologically-rich urban campuses; and a reimagining of the 21st-century…

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Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service

Proposals to improve Cambridge City Council’s largest frontline service to enable it to provide a better experience for residents and visitors, to make the city’s streets and open spaces more environmentally friendly and deliver better value for money, have been discussed by councillors. In June, councillors approved a four year development strategy to guide changes to the Streets and Open Spaces service. This sought to help the service respond positively to the opportunities and challenges arising from Cambridge’s rapid growth; and to be able to continue to provide a high quality outdoor public realm environment, which befits this historic city’s…

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idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’

Green space management company idverde is pleased to be supporting Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet Town Council, and the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society in preparations for the 2018 Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival by planting over 100,000 snowdrop bulbs at sites throughout the town. Shepton Mallet’s inaugural Snowdrop Festival was held in 2017 to celebrate the work of Victorian horticulturalist James Allen. Allen lived in the town, and was known as ‘The Snowdrop King’ due to having the largest collection of the plants in the country at the time. The Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society hopes the event will surpass last year’s,…

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Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble

The company has delivered £400m of work in the sector recently and is adding to this by securing new contracts for Warwick University, Coventry University and University of Birmingham. At the University of Birmingham, Willmott Dixon has also been selected for two projects worth £15m to create “The Green Heart” and a new data centre. This will provide a unique space for performances, socialising, meeting and studying, while opening up views across the whole campus. The company will also construct a new Research Data Centre at Edgbaston Campus. The largest contract is a £36m sports hub for University of Warwick,…

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Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students

Landscape architecture students have created ideas to help shape the design of Manchester’s proposed replacement Peace Garden. For the Integrated Project 2017 – part of the Master of Landscape Architecture course at the Manchester School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University – they focused on the live issue of creating a new Peace Garden in Manchester city centre. Since the removal of the previous Peace Garden five years ago as part of the redevelopment of St Peter’s Square, The Friends of Manchester Peace Garden have been campaigning to get the garden re-instated. Lincoln Square has been identified by Manchester City…

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Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap

Green-tech is delighted to announce that they have smashed their target to raise £1000 for chosen recipient Physcap, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities. Established in 1970, Physcap is a Yorkshire based charity that is run completely by volunteers. The charity is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities and is the last resort for families who may have limited funds to buy specialist or therapeutic equipment for their children to help make their lives a little easier. Through…

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Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens

Dr. Will Norman, London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner cut the ribbon to declare the second phase of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk open on Wednesday 4 October. Dr. Norman was accompanied by Councillor Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, as well as Vauxhall One Chairperson and Director of Vauxhall-based architects Base Associates, Aseem Sheikh. Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth council cabinet member for Housing and Environment said: “I am proud of this terrific project. All the partners have worked hard to make Vauxhall Walk a fine example of how a centrally located shared routes can be…

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Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme

The proposed £80m regeneration of Leicester’s Waterside area has taken an important step forward. A compulsory purchase order (CPO) granted by Secretary of State has given Leicester City Council the go-ahead to acquire all remaining land and property in the 7.3ha site earmarked for the first phase of the Waterside redevelopment. The city council has been actively negotiating with land owners in the area over the last three years and now owns around 90 per cent of the site. The CPO means the city council can now legally acquire the remaining land it needs to begin the ambitious redevelopment scheme….

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Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play

Sutcliffe Play has worked with Glenwood School on the development of a £250,000 inclusive outdoor learning and play area. The school has recently been rebuilt by Essex County Council on land adjacent to its previous site. The school reopened in September 2017 and as part of the new build project the school wanted to include an outdoor space that could be used for both learning and play. Glenwood is a Community Special School for learners aged 3-19 with severe, profound or multiple learning difficulties. This includes learners with autistic spectrum condition and those with complex physical and sensory impairments. The…

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