Case Studies

Green-tech supplies tree planting materials to create new biodiverse woodland

Posted on:17 Jul 2024
Lushill Farm stands in picturesque North Wiltshire as an arable farm with limited tree cover. This has been the focus of a significant afforestation effort led by Jonathan Ayers of Ayers Forestry Limited. The project was to establish small well-designed woodland blocks to enhance the local landscape amenity, to aid biodiversity recovery, and to improve shoot and timber production. This was an ambitious tree-planting project undertaken by woodland management and consultancy firm, Ayers Forestry

Green-tech Supply Bio Retention Soil for Plymouth City Centre

Posted on:23 May 2024
Green-tech Supply Bio Retention Soil for Plymouth City Centre Regeneration Scheme Plymouth City Centre embarked on a transformative regeneration project to revitalise the key areas of Old Town Street and New George Street. The £1.6 million contract aims to deliver significant visual and environmental improvements, including 25 new semi-mature trees, new islands of greenery, and a sustainable urban drainage system that includes three rain gardens with ornamental planting.

Green-tech's Contributes to Grantham Relief Road Landscaping

Posted on:16 May 2024
Green-tech's Contributes to Grantham Relief Road Landscaping Grantham Relief Road is a pivotal infrastructure project led by Lincolnshire County Council in collaboration with South Kesteven District Council, Homes England, and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. With aims to improve the town's infrastructure and boost its growth. Dobson's, a family-run landscape contractor is entrusted with working alongside the Main Contractor, Galliford Try, and Green-tech to deliver the substantial landscaping pa

Green-tech helps EMR Metal Recycling increase Biodiversity

Posted on:27 Feb 2024
European Metal Recycling (EMR) is a global leader in metal recycling. They operate metal recycling sites across 60 locations throughout the UK where they process waste metal and want to increase biodiversity throughout these sites. Working with Glendale, a grounds maintenance contractor providing landscape and green space management for private and public sectors, EMR launched its rewilding initiative at its state-of-the-art site in Oldbury. They intend to tackle the impact of climate change an

Green-tech provide the products for children to play and learn in newly created green spaces.

Posted on:15 Aug 2023
​Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn (YFD) is a primary school in Llandudno, Wales that is working hard to offer its young pupils a green space in which to play and learn. In partnership with Conwy Borough County Council and Wild Elements, a not-for-profit social enterprise, the school wanted to create green spaces for the children of YFD to immerse themselves in natural materials and greenery. The site was selected due to its severely grey infrastructure and lack of green space.

BODPAVE Provides the Ideal Stabilising Solution for Access Roads and Parking

Posted on:03 Jul 2023
Barratt Homes Northeast acquired a parcel of derelict land opposite the North Shore Academy on the outskirts of Stockton-on-Tees. The land is of particular historical interest, being the site of the wagon works for the world’s first ever passenger railway line, from Stockton to Darlington. The works were later used during World War 2 for the manufacture of de Havilland Mosquito bombers.

Refurbished services create a green haven for motorists.

Posted on:23 Feb 2023
As part of the final stages to the long-running A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, Cambridge motorway services, run by Extra MSA, underwent a complete refurbishment scheme that was completed summer 2022. Cambridge is one of eight state-of-the-art motorway services across the UK run by Extra MSA, including Skelton Lakes near Leeds, for which Green-tech also supplied soil, compost, bark, and tree shelters.

Green-tech cast iron grilles add a long-lasting finishing touch at University campus

Posted on:20 Oct 2022
Scape are well known for providing exemplary student accommodation, with locations throughout the UK, Ireland and Australia. The new canal side accommodation at Mile End in London is situated on the Queen Mary University campus. Comprising 412 studio rooms and flats over two main blocks, it also offers communal and study areas, as well as a gym and spacious bike storage, an oftenoverlooked necessity in London.

Green-Tech provides new irrigation bags for Kensington roof terraces

Posted on:29 Mar 2022
127 Kensington High Street was formerly the site of the original, highly regarded Pontings department store. The store was demolished in the 70s and replaced with two separate office blocks. To provide much improved mixed-use space, these structures were part removed leaving 30% remaining, and added to with extended areas and an additional two floors, as well as three levels of outdoor terracing.

Green-tech Provides Protection For Over 6,000 Trees and Shrubs At New Urban Village

Posted on:20 Jan 2022
Linmere Park is an exciting new ‘urban village’ situated on Green Belt land to the North of Houghton Regis near Luton, close to the new J11A of the M1. The ethos of this new centre for South Befordshire is all about well-being, and healthy outdoor living. Over the next fifteen years more than 5,000 homes are planned, along with four new schools: three primary and one secondary. What sets this development apart is the refreshing amount of green space.

A green oasis in the heart of historic York

Posted on:06 Dec 2021
Green-tech is delighted to be part of this prestigious £33.5 million mixed use project on the site of York’s first railway station, which was originally built in 1841 by ‘Railway King’ George Hudson. The previous 1960’s concrete and glass building, Hudson House, was the headquarters of British Rail Eastern Region.

Stunning Solar Powered Park & Ride Goes Green In More Ways Than One

Posted on:13 Oct 2021
Green-tech is delighted to make a significant contribution to the UK’s first fully solar powered Park & Ride facility on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. Designed by Mott Macdonald in partnership with main contractor BAM Nuttall, the brand new Stourton Park & Ride heralds in a new era of clean, green public transport.

Iconic 1960s apartment block given green facelift

Posted on:20 Aug 2021
Stephen Martlew Landscape Architecture specified the tree pits to incorporate Green-tech’s Geo-Cellular Raft System, a geo-cellular tree pit solution that enables the use of a good quality, friable, organic soil within the tree pits, as opposed to structural tree sand.

Green-tech provides landscaping materials for over 1,000 Trees

Posted on:12 May 2021
To celebrate Coventry’s 2021 UK City of Culture status, a new linear park has been proposed to run from Naul’s Mill Park, along the route of Radford Brook, to connect with Belgrade Plaza in the city’s theatre quarter. The area included a redundant 6.5-acre gas works site and a vast, grey, dark underpass area traversing underneath the ring road. All in all, it was not considered a pleasant route in or out of the city centre.

Green-tree roof garden substrate specified for BALI Award winning Roof Garden project

Posted on:24 Sep 2020
Green-tech has announced that their Green-tree roof garden substrate was used in the award-winning scheme installed by Palmer Landscapes. Leodis Square, Sweet Street, Leeds is a city centre development project, comprising four apartment blocks of up to 12 storeys high. The development is also home to two podium gardens; situated on the roofs of the on-site car parking, which form the courtyards for the apartment

Green-tech adds a touch of green to Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall

Posted on:16 Jan 2020
Works in Bristo Square included tree planting, creation of more social spaces and improved accessibility. It was designed to give a light, open space, with tiered seating steps around the central events area. Bordering this paved pedestrian area are ten semi-mature trees set in hard landscaping. These trees help to soften the cityscape and provide much needed shade during the summer months.

Nexus Building, Leeds

Posted on:25 Jun 2019
The idea behind the Nexus Building was one of collaboration, setting up a “community of innovators”, as well as becoming home for the University of Leeds new Design and Innovation Centre. With an impressive new entrance on Woodhouse Lane, Nexus forms a striking gateway between the city and the southern corner of the campus

Green-tech assist York City Council with urban landscaping in the town centre

Posted on:21 Mar 2019
York City Council are in the process of regenerating parts of the Shambles in Roman city York - Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma gate, Walmgate and Fossgate. The Council has recently changed the direction of traffic along Fossgate to reduce the volume and overhauled the area which included relaying the road surface and repaving the York stone paths, widening the narrow footpaths, introducing street furniture and tree planting. All of which they hope will make the area more pleasing to the residents and attract m

Green-tech supply over 2000 tonnes of Green-tree Topsoil for new Secondary School

Posted on:17 Oct 2018
A newly built secondary school in the North East of England has had its sports pitch constructed and grounds landscaped by Brambledown Landscape Services, one of the UK's leading Landscaping, Sports Pitch & Groundwork operations. Brambledown Landscape Services turned to Green-tech to supply premium grade Green-tree topsoil, specifically manufactured for high quality sports pitch application.

Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supplying tree planting materials

Posted on:20 Mar 2018
Nottingham Trent University city site is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre with 30 buildings surrounded by 5.1 hectares of open space. The heart of the campus underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2015 which included two new state-of-the-art buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied the landscaping materials.

Green-tech supply Ivy Green Screens for a Harrogate Garden to give instant results

Posted on:06 Mar 2018
Eternal Lawns, a professional artificial grass installation company based in Morley, were hired by a property developer to install a York-stone patio and artificial grass. The large garden needed to be separated into three, one for each of the apartments. Eternal Lawns recommended the use of 20 one metre high ivy gt green screens from Green-tech to divide the gardens in Harrogate, and give it instant impact and privacy.

Bushey Cemetary

Posted on:26 Feb 2018
The United Synagogue recently commissioned a project to enlarge the UK’s most significant Jewish cemetery, a 16-acre site in London’s Green Belt, and to create two new prayer halls. The Bushey Jewish Cemetery, located in Bushey serves the Jewish community within Northwest London.

Manchester, Chepstow Street Case Study

Posted on:23 Feb 2018
In 2012 Red Rose Forest (RRF) a partnership between six local authorities in the North West was looking for a tree planting solution that also considered surface water management. The project required the planting of 3 trees in a 16m permeable trench.

Holt Park Leisure Centre, Leeds

Posted on:23 Feb 2018
In the spring of 2012, Green-tech were asked to help with an exciting new project being specified by Martin Woolley Landscape Architects. The project involved creating a sustainable roof top garden for the Chancellor’s Court, part of the University of Leeds.

The perfect solution for Leeds University

Posted on:23 Feb 2018
In the spring of 2012, Green-tech were asked to help with an exciting new project being specified by Martin Woolley Landscape Architects. The project involved creating a sustainable roof top garden for the Chancellor’s Court, part of the University of Leeds.

A1 Planting Project

Posted on:23 Feb 2018
A project worth £318 million to upgrade the A1 through north Yorkshire has been a logistical triumph and a long waited high quality improvement to the Northern motorway network. Green-tech was ecstatic to be selected as a supplier to the project, working in partnership with Ashlea Landscape Contractors to plant a mixture of trees and shrubs along the embankments and trunk roads of the A1 between Dishforth and Leeming.

Green-tech supplies Green-tree topsoil in North East’s £150m Trinity Square Project

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
Trinity Square is a new £150m mixed-use commercial development that has created a new town Centre in the heart of Gateshead. The redevelopment includes a large 150,000 ft2 Tesco extra superstore with a new basement car park providing over 700 underground car parking spaces. Above the store is a rooftop student village for Northumbria University with accommodation for over 900 students, offices, apart-hotel, a PCT health facility and a 9 screen multiplex cinema, along with a beautiful landscaped

Green-tech supply rural tree planting products for largest Solar Park in Kent

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
Orchard Groundcare Ltd who are a specialist national Solar Park landscape contractor has been responsible for the seeding and planting at one of Britain’s biggest solar farms. They won the contract to manage the landscaping and maintenance of the site which is located in South East England and is capable of powering the whole of Herne Bay. The huge solar farm is set over eight fields which cover a total of 213 acres.

Tollgate Retail Park Incorporates Mona Plant System

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
The recent redevelopment of Tollgate Retail Park is a massive boost for the local area, revamping a retail area that required more parking and better walkways and access between retail units. As part of the improvements to the external landscaping and car parking area, 12 tree pits were installed incorporating the Mona Plant System.

Mona Plant System - The Tate Britain, Barbara Hepworth Installation

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
The Barbara Hepworth inspired Summer Garden, located at the front of Tate Britain, was created to celebrate Yorkshire born sculptor Hepworth who was a leading figure in the international art scene throughout her five decade career. Rosie Irving, former lawyer turned horticultural researcher for TV and trained Garden Designer, came up with the idea for the Summer Garden and teamed up with awardwinning Garden Designer, Antonia Young, to develop a design reflecting the bold lines and simplicity in

GRB Plus makes debut appearance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
Green-tech was part of the Radio 1’s Big Weekend that took place at Earlham Park in Norwich in 2015. Three artic wagons containing 5000 sq. metres of GRB Plus was supplied by Green-tech and used to protect and stabilise the ground for the full area which included parking and the stage.

GRB Plus installed at new Rabbit Hill Business Park development

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
A £3m business park development in North Yorkshire has specified the installation of GRB Plus to provide a robust and effective landscaping solution to its car parking areas. Rabbit Hill Business Park, located on the outskirts of Harrogate is the new home to four local businesses and boasting expansive warehousing and office space.

Marlowes Shopping Centre

Posted on:25 Jan 2018
The Marlowes Shopping Centre is Hemel Hempstead's main shopping area, situated in the town centre. The towns Dacorum Borough Council is spending £30m on a town centre regeneration project that aims to make Hemel Hempstead Town centre a more vibrant, accessible and busy place to shop, work and visit.

Little Lion Gardens, West Yorkshire

Posted on:18 Jan 2018
After four years hard work, developing a rundown farmhouse and field into Little Lion Gardens, owner Robert Furness thought it was time to improve and stabilise their parking area for the increasing numbers of visitors to the gardens. Green-tech was asked to look at a number of ground reinforcement solutions with GRB Plus being favoured due to its practicality and ease of installation.

Residential landscapers turn to Green-tech for Gabion wall materials

Posted on:17 Jan 2018
Haley and Judit bought a house in Witham, Essex without a fence or hedge boundary between their property and the neighbouring farmer’s field. They also had a lot of rubble to dispose of after knocking down walls and sheds to build a drive. They needed to install a boundary and organise costly rubbish disposal on a very tight budget. Haley contacted Green-tech and asked us to help.

Kilpatrick Hills Tree Planting

Posted on:17 Jan 2018
Landscape supplier Green-tech has supplied 9,000 Tubex tree shelters and 80,000 tree spirals for the first phase of the creation of a new 279ha woodland in the Kilpatrick Hills.

Derby Arboretum Loksand Supply

Posted on:17 Jan 2018
England’s first public park, Derby Arboretum, was renovated by laying almost 8,000 square metres of a variety turf products. 750 square metres of Lokturf, 150 square metres of Grassfelt and 700 square metres of Festival turf as well as 200 tonnes of Loksand to Derby Arboretum.