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Etesia UK dealers visit factory in Wissembourg -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Etesia UK dealers visit factory in Wissembourg

    Etesia UK dealers recently visited the company’s HQ and factory in Wissembourg, France to see their state-of-art factory and production line. More than 15 dealers, made up of new and existing companies, took part in three days of visits and saw the skill, precision and professionalism of Etesia operations. Visitors got the chance to see the newly-refurbished visitor centre to the automated fabrication and production line, viewing the quality control and attention to detail which goes into every pedestrian and ride-on machine. Etesia boasts one of the best networks of green space maintenance equipment specialists in Europe; it has become…

  • Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon

    Competition to launch in early 2018 – London-based Malcolm Reading Consultants appointed to manage the process. University College Dublin (UCD) is commissioning an international search for an outstanding design team to devise an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and design a landmark 8,000 sqm building, the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design. The international competition will launch in early 2018. Interested architects, urban designers and masterplanners can now sign up to receive notification of launch on the competition website’s holding page at https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/universitycollegedublin/ UCD benefits from a parkland and wooded campus close to Dublin’s city centre that has a serious architectural pedigree…

  • Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlist announced

    The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed today the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. Finalist teams will now receive a further briefing and create concept designs that will be revealed to the public and stakeholders in an exhibition in April in Adelaide, and online, before the competition jury meets in May 2018. The architect-led teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that included representatives of Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture…

  • Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards

    The amazing restoration of the landscape at Lowther Castle in the Lake District has been announced as a winner at the 2017 Georgian Group Architectural Awards, scooping the coveted title of Best Restoration of a Georgian Landscape. The renowned awards, which are sponsored by Savills, are now in their fifteenth year and recognise ‘exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and designed landscapes’. Owners of Lowther Castle, Jim and Vanessa Lowther, accepted the award, which was presented during a ceremony at the Royal Institute…

  • Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees

    Harworth Group plc supports environmental charity City of Trees with nearly 40,000 saplings being planted across Wigan and Bolton. Harworth group plc are one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration companies and for the past two years they have been working with the City of Trees movement supporting the planting of nearly 40,000 new trees. The Rotherham–based company recently donated over 25 hours of staff time with a number of team members coming along to a volunteering day at Bickershaw in Wigan on Thursday 7 December. The former colliery has a fascinating history of toil and hard labour….

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Etesia UK dealers visit factory in Wissembourg

Dec 14, 2017

Etesia UK dealers recently visited the company’s HQ and factory in Wissembourg, France to see their state-of-art factory and production line. More than 15 dealers, made up of new and existing companies, took part in three days of visits and saw the skill, precision and professionalism of Etesia operations. Visitors got the chance to see the newly-refurbished visitor centre to the automated fabrication and production line, viewing the quality control and attention to detail which goes into every pedestrian and ride-on machine. Etesia boasts one of the best networks of green space maintenance equipment specialists in Europe; it has become…

Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon

Dec 14, 2017

Competition to launch in early 2018 – London-based Malcolm Reading Consultants appointed to manage the process. University College Dublin (UCD) is commissioning an international search for an outstanding design team to devise an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and design a landmark 8,000 sqm building, the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design. The international competition will launch in early 2018. Interested architects, urban designers and masterplanners can now sign up to receive notification of launch on the competition website’s holding page at https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/universitycollegedublin/ UCD benefits from a parkland and wooded campus close to Dublin’s city centre that has a serious architectural pedigree…

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlist announced

Dec 14, 2017

The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed today the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. Finalist teams will now receive a further briefing and create concept designs that will be revealed to the public and stakeholders in an exhibition in April in Adelaide, and online, before the competition jury meets in May 2018. The architect-led teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that included representatives of Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture…

Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards

Dec 13, 2017

The amazing restoration of the landscape at Lowther Castle in the Lake District has been announced as a winner at the 2017 Georgian Group Architectural Awards, scooping the coveted title of Best Restoration of a Georgian Landscape. The renowned awards, which are sponsored by Savills, are now in their fifteenth year and recognise ‘exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and designed landscapes’. Owners of Lowther Castle, Jim and Vanessa Lowther, accepted the award, which was presented during a ceremony at the Royal Institute…

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees

Dec 13, 2017

Harworth Group plc supports environmental charity City of Trees with nearly 40,000 saplings being planted across Wigan and Bolton. Harworth group plc are one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration companies and for the past two years they have been working with the City of Trees movement supporting the planting of nearly 40,000 new trees. The Rotherham–based company recently donated over 25 hours of staff time with a number of team members coming along to a volunteering day at Bickershaw in Wigan on Thursday 7 December. The former colliery has a fascinating history of toil and hard labour….

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence

Dec 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes scoops a Principal Award at the BALI National Landscapes Awards 2017 ceremony in London in the coveted category of Employer Excellence, making Oak View eight times BALI National Award winners. Jakki Jenner Operations Director commented: “We aspire to be a caring and market leading employer and this award is a testament to this ambition. Over the past few years we have worked with our staff to embed the company’s vision and values across the business, involving them in the process and incorporating their feedback into the way that we reward and recognise them for their dedication and…

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period

Dec 12, 2017

Westminster City Council has secured agreement from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to extend the current consultation on plans to transform Oxford Street and surrounding district for a further two and a half weeks. This is in response to requests for an extension and will give people more time to consider the plans and submit their views. The current consultation, which began on 6 November 2017, is seeking views on a detailed joint proposal brought forward by the Mayor of London, Westminster City Council and Transport for London with the overall vision to create the best outdoor…

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List

Dec 12, 2017

At the prize-giving ceremony held on Tuesday, December 5, the Paysalia Innovation Trophies rewarding the most innovative solutions presented in two categories – Sustainable Development and Innovations – on the Paysalia Innovations Space at the Show were awarded. The 6 prize winners were selected by a jury of professionals from more than 50 innovations submitted. The winners are: Nova Flore – Dahlia Pollen Connect – The Dahlia Pollen Connect is certified Label Rouge and is associated with mycorrhiza for many benefits. It is an asset for the biodiversity and the luminosity of the massifs, ferries or planters. Bioline Agrosciences France…

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival

Dec 12, 2017

On a wintry day in February there is possibly no better activity than being in a National Garden Scheme garden surrounded by hundreds of flecks of white snowdrop heads, creating a carpet of glamour which is a spectacular sight to behold. In 2018 100 gardens will open for the third annual National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival, some with as many as 300 named varieties of snowdrops. Many gardens open during the festival display a mix of snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring flowers, with the mix of colours making them beautiful to ‘galanthophiles’ and all. George Plumptre, chief executive of…

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website

Dec 11, 2017

The Outdoor Deck Company decided it was finally time to retire the original Outdoor Deck Company website after several years and replace it with one that is slicker, more advanced and responsive. Their goal with this new website is to provide their visitors with an easier way to learn about Outdoor Deck Company’s products, services and construction solutions. Their current and prospective clients will be able to access the Resource Centre, which provides valuable technical data and information as well as direct links to the Outdoor Deck Company’s BIM objects. New features include an extensive product library, past and current…

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Etesia UK dealers visit factory in Wissembourg

Etesia UK dealers recently visited the company’s HQ and factory in Wissembourg, France to see their state-of-art factory and production line. More than 15 dealers, made up of new and existing companies, took part in three days of visits and saw the skill, precision and professionalism of Etesia operations. Visitors got the chance to see the newly-refurbished visitor centre to the automated fabrication and production line, viewing the quality control and attention to detail which goes into every pedestrian and ride-on machine. Etesia boasts one of the best networks of green space maintenance equipment specialists in Europe; it has become…

Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition coming soon

Competition to launch in early 2018 – London-based Malcolm Reading Consultants appointed to manage the process. University College Dublin (UCD) is commissioning an international search for an outstanding design team to devise an Entrance Precinct Masterplan and design a landmark 8,000 sqm building, the circa €48m Centre for Creative Design. The international competition will launch in early 2018. Interested architects, urban designers and masterplanners can now sign up to receive notification of launch on the competition website’s holding page at https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/universitycollegedublin/ UCD benefits from a parkland and wooded campus close to Dublin’s city centre that has a serious architectural pedigree…

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition shortlist announced

The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants revealed today the six teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. Finalist teams will now receive a further briefing and create concept designs that will be revealed to the public and stakeholders in an exhibition in April in Adelaide, and online, before the competition jury meets in May 2018. The architect-led teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that included representatives of Arts South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Office for Design and Architecture…

Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards

The amazing restoration of the landscape at Lowther Castle in the Lake District has been announced as a winner at the 2017 Georgian Group Architectural Awards, scooping the coveted title of Best Restoration of a Georgian Landscape. The renowned awards, which are sponsored by Savills, are now in their fifteenth year and recognise ‘exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and designed landscapes’. Owners of Lowther Castle, Jim and Vanessa Lowther, accepted the award, which was presented during a ceremony at the Royal Institute…

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees

Harworth Group plc supports environmental charity City of Trees with nearly 40,000 saplings being planted across Wigan and Bolton. Harworth group plc are one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration companies and for the past two years they have been working with the City of Trees movement supporting the planting of nearly 40,000 new trees. The Rotherham–based company recently donated over 25 hours of staff time with a number of team members coming along to a volunteering day at Bickershaw in Wigan on Thursday 7 December. The former colliery has a fascinating history of toil and hard labour….

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence

Oak View Landscapes scoops a Principal Award at the BALI National Landscapes Awards 2017 ceremony in London in the coveted category of Employer Excellence, making Oak View eight times BALI National Award winners. Jakki Jenner Operations Director commented: “We aspire to be a caring and market leading employer and this award is a testament to this ambition. Over the past few years we have worked with our staff to embed the company’s vision and values across the business, involving them in the process and incorporating their feedback into the way that we reward and recognise them for their dedication and…

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period

Westminster City Council has secured agreement from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to extend the current consultation on plans to transform Oxford Street and surrounding district for a further two and a half weeks. This is in response to requests for an extension and will give people more time to consider the plans and submit their views. The current consultation, which began on 6 November 2017, is seeking views on a detailed joint proposal brought forward by the Mayor of London, Westminster City Council and Transport for London with the overall vision to create the best outdoor…

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List

At the prize-giving ceremony held on Tuesday, December 5, the Paysalia Innovation Trophies rewarding the most innovative solutions presented in two categories – Sustainable Development and Innovations – on the Paysalia Innovations Space at the Show were awarded. The 6 prize winners were selected by a jury of professionals from more than 50 innovations submitted. The winners are: Nova Flore – Dahlia Pollen Connect – The Dahlia Pollen Connect is certified Label Rouge and is associated with mycorrhiza for many benefits. It is an asset for the biodiversity and the luminosity of the massifs, ferries or planters. Bioline Agrosciences France…

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival

On a wintry day in February there is possibly no better activity than being in a National Garden Scheme garden surrounded by hundreds of flecks of white snowdrop heads, creating a carpet of glamour which is a spectacular sight to behold. In 2018 100 gardens will open for the third annual National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival, some with as many as 300 named varieties of snowdrops. Many gardens open during the festival display a mix of snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring flowers, with the mix of colours making them beautiful to ‘galanthophiles’ and all. George Plumptre, chief executive of…

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website

The Outdoor Deck Company decided it was finally time to retire the original Outdoor Deck Company website after several years and replace it with one that is slicker, more advanced and responsive. Their goal with this new website is to provide their visitors with an easier way to learn about Outdoor Deck Company’s products, services and construction solutions. Their current and prospective clients will be able to access the Resource Centre, which provides valuable technical data and information as well as direct links to the Outdoor Deck Company’s BIM objects. New features include an extensive product library, past and current…

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance

On Friday 1 December at the 41st BALI National Landscape Awards, Ground Control received a coveted Principal Award for works at Lingley Mere Business Park, in the Grounds Maintenance Private category. The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape Awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. The Awards ceremony was hosted by popular BBC journalist and…

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio

From 1 December 2017, award-winning landscape practice Morphis have complemented their Hong Kong and Shanghai operations with a new UK design studio. Based in Hampshire, the studio will give the practice a foothold close to collaborators in London in order to work on key projects in the UK and Middle East. Mark Blackwell, partner and creative director at Morphis, is excited to bring to the UK some of the more innovative urban design approaches the practice has explored. “The rate of urban growth in many Asian cities calls for more integrated approaches and mixed-use developments,” he explained. “Through a combination…

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME

Kubota will be showcasing a number of exciting new and enhanced machinery ranges at BTME 2018 as it continues to keep the needs of turf professionals at the heart of its product innovation. Visitors to the show are encouraged to drop by the Kubota stand to see a host of market leading and high quality groundcare equipment designed specifically to offer greenkeepers increased levels of performance. New for 2018, the ZD1211 will be on display and has been designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, delivering exceptional quality, performance and durability for its users. Engineered specifically for superior…

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park

Following an international design competition which attracted 60 entries from some of the world’s leading designers, architects Allies and Morrison have been chosen to bring Clandon Park back to life after a devastating fire in 2015. Allies and Morrison is a leading UK architectural practice known for its inspiring designs and the variety of its projects, including work with historic places. From World Heritage sites to Grade-I listed buildings, their past projects in the heritage sector range from the award-winning refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall in London to the careful restoration of Blackwell in Cumbria, and the confident, modern…

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year

New plans to improve infrastructure and boost the construction sector’s productivity could save £15 billion a year. New plans set out this week will revolutionise British infrastructure and boost the construction sector’s productivity in a move that could generate savings of £15 billion a year. The plans were revealed alongside the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which sets out projects for the next 10 years. This £600 billion pipeline includes both public and private investment. It will give certainty to industry that there is great appetite to develop infrastructure and will encourage the sector to invest in the right technology…

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals

The fifth edition of Paysalia returned to Eurexpo, Lyon, France from December 5 to 7, 2017. All professionals, suppliers, individuals, Public Authority representatives, managers and specifiers in the field of landscape, garden and sports grounds were invited to share their views on the challenges facing the sector and present their latest innovations. Today Paysalia is without doubt the top dedicated trade fair in France. Paysalia is an exceptional event bringing together over 650 exhibitors active in the landscape sector. For three days, participants took part in meetings, conferences and events on priority topics. Principal debates included the development of urban…