The Middlesbrough Council wanted to revitalize Trinity Square at North Ormesby and the surrounding area in order to create a safe, flexible, and vibrant urban space. One critical design feature was adding trees that would live a long time, eventually offering shade and protection to people using the market and square.
The plans included the demolition of an existing utility block, and the square was resurfaced, given new energy-efficient lighting, street furniture and trees to be planted around the periphery.
Silva Cells were installed from April to June of 2011, and the market was reopened in August. Silva Cells provide
approximately 10m3 of soil per tree in shared planters (meaning trees have access to closer to 15 m3 each).
20 mature Hornbeams were planted and are already helping to create a space that is friendly and inviting.
In total 576 Silva Cell frames and 288 decks were used.