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December 12, 2017

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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

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Business blossoms for landscape service thanks to latest contract

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An award-winning Birmingham landscapes service is seeing its business blossom after securing its third new maintenance contract within a matter of months. Bournville Village Landscapes’ (BVL) latest contract will see it manage the gardens and open spaces of Bournville Gardens Retirement Village on Bristol Road South, Birmingham. The £39 million village, home to over 300 people, has been built on the site of the former Bournville College and is managed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ECT) As part of the contract, BVL, which is part of housing association Bournville Village Trust, will carry out regular grass-cutting, shrub pruning and hedge…

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Stanley Park receives multi-million pound revamp

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Stanley Park is looking amazing following a multi-million pound makeover. A £3.2m project has been completed to give the park a makeover, on top of the £14m investment made between 2007 and 2009. This investment included the restoration of Isla Gladstone Conservatory. The work that has been done is also a key part in the £260m Anfield Project regeneration scheme. It has put new life into the world-famous landmark, making it a place everybody needs to see. Children from the nearby Four Oaks Primary School helped create the new gardens of the park, with the renovation including the historic Dahlia…

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ISS wins Arun District Council greenspace contract

By outlining a firm commitment to invest in key green spaces within Arun and create training opportunities for local people, ISS Facility Services Landscaping has been awarded the Council’s ten year Greenspace Management contract. The contract, which will run from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2027, will include upkeep of parks, cemeteries and outdoor recreation facilities, along with repairs and maintenance to more than 70 play areas. It also includes the supply of plants for the many bedding displays throughout the district. Four tenders were submitted in total, with ISS coming out as the highest scoring bidder after a…

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ISS and The Highland Council working together to enhance quality of life

ISS Landscaping employees, officers of The Highland Council and staff from social enterprise The Wise Group gathered together in Inverness to mark ISS Facility Services Landscaping’s sixth year of delivering amenity grass cutting services to The Highland Council and to celebrate the success of the contract which includes continued investment to the local community. The contract itself covers in excess of 6.5 million square metres in total and includes cemeteries, pitches, bowling greens and open spaces in Mid and West Ross, Lochaber, Badenoch and Strathspey, and Inverness and Nairn. One of the key accomplishments of the partnership has been the recruitment…

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The Landscape Group wins playground repair and maintenance contract

The Landscape Group (TLG) has been appointed by Bournemouth Borough Council to undertake the repair and maintenance works on 64 public play areas spread across the borough. TLG will undertake all the maintenance, repair and replacement of playground equipment, street furniture, safety surfacing, access paths and fencing. The contract commences on 23rd May 2016 and TLG are looking forward to working together with the Borough on this scheme for the coming 5 years.

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Scotscape Landscape Maintenance team wins contracts for four more Sunrise Senior Living care homes

Sunrise Senior living has recently taken ownership of Gracewell Homes – bringing them closer to becoming the leading care home company within the UK. The Scotscape maintenance team has been hired to add the new locations to their existing network of Sunrise Senior Living maintenance contracts already located throughout the Southeast and Southwest – bringing the total Sunrise locations to 16! The new locations are in Weymouth, Basingstoke, Salisbury and Frome.  Scotscape’s award winning maintenance program will be applied to these new sites bringing stunning landscaping and thoughtful consideration to the specialist garden design and horticultural content required in the…

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Shed gains UKAS accreditation for Environmental Management

Shed Grounds Maintenance Ltd has been awarded UKAS accreditation for ISO 14001, demonstrating our commitment to the environment and to continuously improving our services. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard requiring businesses to develop and operate an effective Environmental Management System. The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability whilst reducing a business’s overall environmental impact. This accreditation provides assurances to our staff and our customers that we comply with regulatory or legal requirements. Any potential environmental impact is assessed, continuously measured, monitored and improved. The accreditation also requires regular audits from BSi, thus ensuring…

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West Kensington park reopens after refurbishment works by The Landscape Group

A small West Kensington park has re-opened to the public after refurbishment works have been completed by The Landscape Group (TLG). This has given this charming and much-loved green space a new lease of life just in time for spring. Gwendwr Gardens opened in 1949 after being gifted to what was then Fulham Council by the Gunter Estate as a memorial to those residents from West Kensington who died in the bombings of the Second World War. The gardens have remained largely in the same form as when they first opened, with many original features. In recent years though, trees…

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Quadron idverde helps unemployed people Get Set for work

Grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron idverde is helping unemployed Londoners gain the skills they need to return to work with an innovative training scheme in partnership with Get Set UK, Wandsworth Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Candidates from Government Work Programme provider, Get Set UK, have embarked on a Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies with Quadron idverde, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application, made in partnership with Wandsworth Council. Quadron idverde will be delivering the Accredited Education and Learning component as part of the Tooting Common Heritage Project. Get Set UK is an…

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The Landscape Group wins grounds maintenance contract for Colchester Borough Homes’ grounds

Colchester Borough Council has awarded the new contract for the maintenance of its and Colchester Borough Homes’ grounds. Eight companies took part in the initial tender process, with The Landscape Group (TLG) emerging as the winner; the new contract lasting until October 2023. The existing contract expires at the end of March and, as with other public sector bodies, contracts are regularly reviewed and put up for tender. Furthermore, as the Council has been an accredited Living Wage Employer since 2013, any companies wishing to do business with it must also be Living Wage Employers. This policy requirement is being…

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