GreenBlue Urban supplied a range of tree planting products for a new social housing development in Stoke Newington, London.
Poor quality social housing from the 1960s and 70s has been demolished by Hackney Borough Council as part of a regeneration drive for the area in order to create high-quality homes for Hackney residents, in one cohesive neighbourhood.
The public realm areas, designed by Muf architecture, centred around the main street, which has been designed to be a playable area and also a route to Clissold Park. This park, now open to the public, gives an unenclosed eastern vista for most of the residents, reducing the impact of the high-density development.
RootSpace 600, ArborVent aeration, guying and tree protection were supplied by GreenBlue Urban for the project so that the 60+ trees being planted would thrive in the area. This ensures maximum value is gained from the site, which will continue to become more and more effective as the trees grow to reach their species potential, providing the multiple benefits that only mature trees can bring.
Muf Architecture, working with GreenBlue Urban, carefully designed the infrastructure so that the new trees can establish in a very heavily engineered environment. These planted areas provide:
- a play space for children
- an event area for the community
- benches for the elderly
- areas for socialising