The Landscaper Magazine

Kings Cross flourishes with irrigation regime 

irrigation regime

Waterscapes Limited is playing an important role in maintaining the landscaped areas at the Triplets Park and Viaduct development in Kings Cross, London with its irrigation regime. The company provides on-going maintenance of the irrigation system on behalf of the estate’s landscape maintenance company. This includes attending the site weekly during the main season to carry out inspection and preventative maintenance work, which ensures the continuing efficient operation of the Rain Bird irrigation system.

Designed to create a diverse public realm landscape, Triplets Park features borders with a wide array of plants, shrubs and trees as well as lawns, pathways and seating areas. The landscaping was completed as part of the project, which included the regeneration of the original iconic Victorian gasholders, that were moved alongside the Regent’s Canal, and the re-erection of the historic columned triplet frame around a series of apartment buildings.

Waterscapes originally completed the extension of the site-wide irrigation system in several phases. Rain Bird irrigation products were specified to meet the diverse watering requirements of the site. These included flexible XFD surface Dripline for borders and narrow planting areas, 1806 Pop Up Spray Heads and PGA Series Control Valves. These were all connected to an existing Rain Bird ESP-LXD two wire controller with remote access through IQ Central Control.

Triplets Park and the Viaduct areas border the Coal Drops Yard boutique shopping destination and foodie hotspot. The main logistical challenge for Waterscapes was the implementation, timing and coordination of the underground services including pipework and control cables, to enable each area of the development to progress smoothly and on time.