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Tim O’Hare Associates carry out Soil Resource Survey for major projects at RHS Garden Wisley

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A Soil Resource Survey to determine the quality of soils that will be displaced by planned improvements and building works at RHS Garden Wisley has been undertaken by leading landscape and soil consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA). The development of the Welcome Building, construction of the National Centre for Horticultural Science & Learning and new Horticultural Service Yard are part of a wider £160 million investment in horticulture by the RHS.

The National Centre for Horticultural Science & Learning in the south of the RHS’ flagship garden is to be completely redeveloped, and three new learning gardens which focus on food, wellbeing and wildlife will be created. The changes requires existing soils to be removed and stockpiled prior to construction, but subject to the results of the TOHA survey, the soils will be re-used in these key landscaping projects.

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Charcon supplies award winning Quarry Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum

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Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has supplied the Institute of Quarrying with quality commercial flag paving and kerbs to the award winning IQ Quarry Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The multiple award winning garden featured at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and was designed by garden expert Paul Hervey-Brookes. It won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal. The garden has now been reimagined to fit a bespoke space just inside the entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum. 

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BALI’s GoLandscape launch hailed a success!

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BALI's highly anticipated GoLandscape launch inspired the crowds at FutureScape 2016, whilst BALI-NCF and Adtrak contributed to a thrilling showcase for the Association.

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ new careers initiative, GoLandscape, launched yesterday at the 5th anniversary of FutureScape in front of 120 students, landscapers, garden designers and career changers.

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British Sugar TOPSOIL grows by 5 per cent as UK economy rallies

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British Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, has reported a 5 per cent growth in turnover in the financial year to September 2016 and has plans for further growth. Thanks to the unexpected resilience of the UK economy following the Brexit vote, customer confidence is strong and the company aims to take full advantage with new product offerings.

Commenting on the company’s performance, National TOPSOIL Manager Andy Spetch said: “Five per cent growth in turnover is an excellent result. Despite concerns that customers might be affected by the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote we have experienced sustained strong demand for our products and been sufficiently confident to continue with new product development.

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Baker Consultants helps Gladman to planning appeal success

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Gladman Developments Ltd has won a planning appeal inquiry for a residential development at Coalville, Leicestershire. The development of 180 new homes was initially refused by North West Leicestershire District Council in November 2014 and was subsequently examined at a public inquiry a year later. Baker Consultants provided Gladman with ecological advice throughout the planning process, carrying out comprehensive surveys, negotiating with the Local Planning Authority and giving evidence to the public inquiry.

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