Battersea Power Station

Landscape Award for Battersea Power Station

The  Battersea Power Station Phase 2 Roof Garden in London won the coveted Grand Award at this years’ Green-tech-sponsored National Landscape Awards. The London gardens was completed by Willerby Landscapes and this is the seventh Grand Award win for the Edenbridge-based company, setting a record for the highest number of top prizes won by any company in the 47-year history of the Awards.

The annual National Landscape Awards are the largest of their kind in Europe and are open to all members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). The Awards recognise excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance both in the UK and overseas, as well as exceptional supplier service and employer excellence. The Grand Award is the ultimate accolade, given to the entry judged to be the best out of all 69 National Awards presented earlier in the year.

Said Kris Nellist, Managing Director of headline sponsor Green-tech, commented: “We congratulate Willerby Landscapes and all the other award winners on their achievements, which demonstrate the extraordinary quality of the work delivered by our fellow members.”

The winning scheme is part of the regeneration of the iconic Battersea Power Station. The full 43-acre, Grade II* listed site is being transformed into a mixed-use development, including residential, bars, restaurants, office space, shops and entertainment space. Phase II includes the creation of the numerous gardens, courtyard, terraces, balconies and walkways, designed by LDA Design and Andy Sturgeon Design, with the landscaping works completed by Willerby Landscapes.

The team at Willerby Landscapes win the Grand Award

Chair of the judging panel, John Melmoe, said, “Every aspect of this impressive project, from planning and design, site preparation, health and safety and logistics, to the craftsmanship, horticultural expertise and detailing, has been exemplary. When problems are seen as opportunities to excel and perfection is the collective goal, it is little wonder that the industry uses this contractor’s achievements as a benchmark. This year they have raised the bar once again.”

This year’s National Landscape Awards were judged over the summer with 69 National Landscape Awards bestowed on 50 members of the Association in September and 24 Principal, four Special and the coveted Grand Award announced live on stage at the prestigious Grosvenor House ceremony.

British Association of Landscape Industries Chief Executive, Wayne Grills commented: “These Awards are coveted because they truly represent the best of our industry. Every UK construction and design project is visited personally by a Judge and scrutinised individually, then decisions are debated by the Judging Panel to make sure they demonstrate the level of excellence expected from a National Landscape Award winner.”

A full list of all winners can be viewed here

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