A large landscaping project on the Norfolk coast was completed on time and on budget using 17,000m2 of hardwearing turf from Harrowden Turf Ltd.
Pinewoods Holiday Park in Wells-next-the-sea is the proud holder of the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award. The park was insistent that the new 116-pitch extension to its park was eco-friendly, biodiverse and finished to the highest standards of excellence in time for the start of the holiday season.
Specialist contractor Warwick Taylor Landscapes was commissioned by Walker Construction Services Ltd on behalf of the Holkham Estate. The project included:
- Supply and installation of 3,500m2 of Rite-Pave eco-grid in parking areas
- 2000 tonnes of soil supply
- Cultivation of 43,000m2
- Laying of 17,000m2 of turf
- 20,000m2 of amenity wildflower seeding
- Planting of 600 trees and 2,500 native whips
- 7000m2 of bark mulching
Chris Taylor of Warwick Taylor Landscapes explained why Harrowden Turf Ltd was selected to supply the turf for landscaping around the holiday homes and for the amenity areas.
“RTF turf was originally specified for this project, however, when it came to placing orders, we were unable to find a supplier with sufficient stock. Having worked with Harrowden Turf in the past, I approached them for advice. After discussions with Harrowden’s technical team and the landscape architect it was agreed to use their premium grade turf. The client has a strong philosophy of using local suppliers wherever possible and Harrowden have plenty of experience of supplying turf for large projects. The consistency of their product quality and their expertise with logistics along with their ability to respond quickly made them the logical choice.”
Given that works were carried out over the winter on the east coast of England the contractors have done well to accomplish so much in such a short time. The construction team had the foresight to ensure there were no issues with access to what is quite a remote site. However, Warwick Taylor did encounter problems due to the winter weather and the proximity to the sea. At times, excavations were affected by tidal ingress of water. A well-trained and experienced team with plenty of common sense prevailed. The site was completed on time and achieved zero snagging issues at handover.