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The Home Office

The new Home Office development in Marsham Street London was a very prestigious project to be involved in. Careful selection of plant material was a major factor as the stock all had to be anti- terrorist style planting (low growing). Given the constraints the project went tremendously well and is one which we are very proud of.

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The Project

  • Value £340K
  • Duration 4 Months
  • Location Marsham Street, London
  • Architects Lovejoy London
  • Client The Home Office
  • Main Contractor Bouygues UK

Key Features

  • All landscaping on podium
  • High profile project
  • Combined residential and office development
  • Stepped central axis
  • All planting in raised planters
  • Front lawn and trees used as media backdrop

Key Stats

  • 701m³
    Subsoil/topsoil to planters
  • 422m²
    Turf
  • 38
    Trees 30-35cm girth
  • 3
    Years of maintenance
  • 8,510
    Bulbs planted
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Project Challenges

  • Mobile crane with 50m reach to lift in the soils and large trees
  • Strict security requirements to work on the project
  • Getting water from the basement up to each of the areas
  • Co-ordination with other trades
  • Very limited space on site for storing materials
  • Language barrier as was first UK project for Bouygues

The Home Office

The new Home Office development in Marsham Street London was a very prestigious project to be involved in. Careful selection of plant material was a major factor as the stock all had to be anti- terrorist style planting (low growing). Given the constraints the project went tremendously well and is one which we are very proud of.

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The project proved to be very challenging in terms of working closely with other trades to ensure the job was done right the first time, especially when co-ordinating to install the irrigation system.

Gaining access to carry out every day tasks was complex but through good communication with the main Contractor and other trades this was successfully achieved.

Cranage again was very challenging in terms of planting the trees to the rear of the building and installing the planters and trees within the building.

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The Home Office Gallery

A look at the project through our photo and video gallery