BALI 2019 Awards announced

A three-day deliberation marathon took place in late August at the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) headquarters at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire as the BALI National Landscape Awards’ expert Adjudication Panel battled it out to decide on the winners of the BALI 2019 Awards. 

Out of 145 entries submitted, 91 National Landscape Awards have been bestowed on 63 BALI members with several members winning an award in multiple categories. The adjudication panel of industry experts, who led by John Melmoe, individually visited and scrutinised every construction and design project in the UK. They then joined BALI Chief Executive Wayne Grills, Operations Manager Kirsty Wood and Events Project Manager Leah Brookes to confirm the deserving winners.

Reflecting on this year’s tough deliberations, John Melmore says:

“The meeting was extremely heated at times, with in-depth discussion on each and every scheme submitted. This is a very healthy process with a blend of good humour thrown in. The complexity of some projects entered is always interesting and shows the diverse nature of the industry in which we are involved. The majority of categories were well supported, but we noted a very strong presence from the domestic categories. The quality of both the presentation and precision of execution within this sector were extremely high. The commercial sectors have some serious competition coming through.

Each year the range of projects submitted continues to grow and we need to portray the industries’ capabilities to a wider audience within the construction industry and beyond. The Awards provides the platform for showcasing the industries skills and has increased in stature to become the leading event in the landscaping calendar. I cannot wait to gauge the anticipation of the members at this year’s ceremony.”

Managing the whole award event from BALI Landscape House, Leah Brookes adds:

“This is my first BALI National Landscape Awards event and I have been so impressed with the high standards achieved by members. With a record number of entries since 2009, it proves that the Awards remain the largest landscaping Awards event in Europe, celebrating and rewarding schemes in the UK and internationally. I personally had the pleasure of joining some of the Adjudicators on their site visits this year, to get a firm understanding of the process. It’s true what they say, they really do leave no stone unturned when judging is underway.”

While BALI Chief Executive Wayne Grills observes: 

“Looking at the results this year, it’s clear our members are some of the world’s most talented, highly skilled landscape professionals, with projects that continue to set the benchmark in quality standards. Using cutting-edge technology and incorporating state-of-the-art materials helps to define these schemes and sets them on pedestals that are in a league of their own. Members have also demonstrated ways they have invested heavily in training and attaining industry-recognised accreditations, an exemplary achievement considering budget restraints and fluid economic market conditions. Congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing you displaying your achievements on your own website and marketing materials.”

Notable wins include five Awards for Registered Contractors Nurture Landscapes, four Awards for Garden Club London and three Awards for Rosemary Coldstream MBALI of Rosemary Coldstream Garden Design. Registered Contractor Sky Garden, who recently joined BALI also took home an Award for its scheme One Bayshill Roadin the Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Under £500Kcategory whilst Bridgman & Bridgman, another new member, won an Award for its roof garden at IKEA Greenwich.

Since the event was brought back in-house in 2018 to be managed by BALI HQ, numerous records have been achieved including the most entries received in the past 10 years as well as the highest number of entries from first-time entrants at 51, 35% of the total entries and an incredible record of 34 International entries.

BALI National Landscape Awards 2019 – Award Winners

Domestic Garden Construction – Under 30k – Sponsored by Derbyshire Aggregates

  • LDC for A Private Residence in Leytonstone
  • Boast About The Garden for Outdoor Kitchen & Seating Area
  • Garden Club London for Private Residence in Teddington
  • Langlea Garden Design & Construction for Line

Domestic Garden Construction – Between £30k – £60k – Sponsored by Palmstead Nurseries

  • J & S Scapes for Private Residence in Weedon
  • Garden Club London for Private Residence in Middlesex
  • Garden Club London for Private Residence in London
  • Landscape Associates for Private Residence in Peckham

Domestic Garden Construction – Between £60k – £100k – Sponsored by Johnsons of Whixley

  • HG Landscapes for ECS
  • Isola Garden Design for Family Lifestyle Garden
  • Graduate Gardeners for Private Residence, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire
  • Baikie Landscape Construction for Private Residence in Burghclere
  • PWP Landscape Design for Private Residence in Harrogate

Domestic Garden Construction – Between £100k – £250k – Sponsored by Van den Berk Nurseries

  • Verde Landscapes for Private Residence in Kent
  • J & S Scapes for Private Residence in Wingrave
  • The Outdoor Room for Ribbon Wheel Garden
  • Living Landscapes for Private Residence in Surrey
  • Outdoor Options for Belvoir House
  • Greenhaven Group for Pendlehaven
  • Landscape Associates for Private Residence in Wandsworth

Domestic Garden Construction – Over £250k – Sponsored by Europlants UK

  • LDC for Private Residence in Esher
  • Inscapes for Private Residence in Old Windsor

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Under £500k

  • Bowles & Wyer for Newnham College
  • Sky Garden for One Bayshill Road

Soft Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Over £500k – Sponsored by Bourne Amenity

  • NT Killingley for University of Northampton, Waterside Campus
  • idverde for Sauchiehall Street Avenue, Glasgow

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Under £500K

  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Cannon Park Memorial
  • NAO Landscapes for Bedford House
  • PC Landscapes for Exbury Centenary Garden

Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – Over £500k – Sponsored by Brickworks Vande Moortel

  • Maylim for Coal Drops Yard
  • Elite Landscapes for One Blackfriars
  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for RHS Wisley
  • Wright Landscapes for Manchester Science Park
  • Ground Control for Children’s Garden, Kew Gardens
  • Frosts Landscape Construction for 2- 6 Cannon Street

Community and Schools Development

  • Carrier Landscapes for College Square
  • LockWood Landscapes for Playground Development
  • HOS Landscapes for The Quad
  • Talbot Farm Landscapes for Icknield Port Loop
  • Ground Control for Children’s Garden, Kew Gardens
  • Bowles & Wyer for NHS 70 Garden

Regeneration Scheme – Over £500k – Sponsored by MCM

  • Blakedown Landscapes (SE) for Venetian Waterways
  • Talbot Farm Landscapes for Icknield Port Loop

Grounds Maintenance (to include Green Roof Maintenance) – Free Public Access – Sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen

  • Gavin Jones for Pottersfields
  • idverde for The Regent’s Park

Grounds Maintenance (to include Green Roof Maintenance) – Limited Public Access – Sponsored byReesink Turfcare UK

  • Nurture Landscapes for Snowhill
  • Scotscape Landscaping for Vista Development, Berkeley Homes

Grounds Maintenance (to include Green Roof Maintenance) – Private – Sponsored by ICL Specialty Fertilizers

  • Nurture Landscapes for Private Business in Waltham on the Wolds
  • Gavin Jones for St. John’s School
  • Bowles & Wyer for Private Roof Garden in London

Registered Designer & Registered Contractor Joint Submission – Sponsored by Easigrass 

  • Sue Townsend MBALI & Oak View Landscapes for Private Residence in Essex
  • Rosemary Coldstream MBALI & Landform Consultants for Hampstead Modern Garden
  • Tony Woods MBALI & Garden Club London for Private Residence in Middlesex

Interior Landscape – Installation Only

  • Nurture Landscapes for Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel

Interior Landscape – Maintenance Only

  • Nurture Landscapes for Smarkets

Roof Gardens / Living Wall Installations – Sponsored by Green-tree Topsoil

  • Bridgman and Bridgman for IKEA Greenwich
  • Goddards (Landscape Contractors) for Private Roof Garden, WC1
  • Nurture Landscapes for Private Roof Garden in Kensington
  • Biotecture for Wimbledon No 1 Court
  • Frosts Landscape Construction for 10 Fenchurch
  • Scotscape Landscaping for The Royal Lancaster Hotel Living Wall
  • Greenside Landscapes for Private Roof Garden, EC1

Design Excellence Award – Overall Scheme Under £50k – Sponsored by Provender Nurseries

  • Rosemary Coldstream MBALI for Copper Courtyard
  • Elaine Rutherford MBALI for Private Residence in Altrincham

Design Excellence Award – Overall Scheme Over £100k – Sponsored by Ground Control

  • Patricia Fox MBALI for Hertfordshire Walled Garden
  • Rosemary Coldstream MBALI for Modern Garden, Hampstead

International Award – Sponsored by CED Stone Group

  • Beijing Beilin Landscape Architecture Institute for Landscape Design Project, The First Rainwater-Harvesting Park in Qian’an
  • DDON Planning and Design for Sloping Word
  • Shimao Group for Loong Palace
  • Atelier DYJG for Renewal of Xiamen Zhongshan Park
  • Atelier DYJG for Quarry Gardens of Nanning Garden Expo
  • U.P.Space (Beijing) Landscape Architecture Design Consultants for Xiong’an Vanke Rainwater Neighbourhood
  • DDON Planning and Design for Jiangyin Chengjiang Garden
  • Xiamen Urban Environment Design Engineering Co. for Xiamen Old Theatre Cultural Park
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute for Wetland Paradise on a Giant Rooftop—The Wetland Park in Huaifang Reclaimed-Water Plant
  • Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute for Mayi Mountain Park, Oasis on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
  • China Construction Engineering Design Group Corporation for Qingdao Fushan Ecological Park Landscape Enhancement Project
  • Beijing Beilin Landscape Architecture Institute for Jinzhong Baicaopo Forest Botanic Garden
  • Ecoland Planning and Design Corp. for Zhonghai Tianyu Garden, Shenyang
  • Beijing Beilin Landscape Architecture Institute for Landscape Greening Project of Jiahe Ecological Country Park
  • Shanghai Edging A&LA CO. for Landscape Design of Rose Garden of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Shanghai Edging A&LA CO. for Renewal Design of Shanghai Zuibaichi Park

Affiliate Exceptional Service Award – Sponsored by idverde

  • Platipus Anchors 
  • SAiGE Longlife Decking 
  • Dorset Soils and Aggregates 
  • MCM
  • Mobilane UK 

Employer Excellence Award – Turnover Over £2.5m – Sponsored by Fresh Horticultural Careers

  • Gavin Jones 
  • Green-tech
  • The CGM Group (East Anglia) 
  • Benchmark Grounds Maintenance 

With the ceremony fast approaching, it has been confirmed that sport and lifestyle presenter Mark Durden-Smith is the host for 2019 and tickets are now on sale and expected to sell-out quickly upon the release of this year’s winners. 

The ceremony will be held on Friday 6 December at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London with Headline Sponsor and BALI Registered Affiliate Green-tech. For more information and for tickets visit Early Bird rates are available until Monday 23 September 2019.

BALI Awards 2019
BALI National Landscape Awards Adjudicators 2019 (Far left Mick Callahan, Linden Landscapes, front second from left Richard Barnard, Hillier Landscapes, front centre Andrew Legg, centre John Melmoe, front second from right Leah Brookes, BALI, front far right Steve Roberts, back centre Jason Lock, Bowles & Wyer and back right Robin Templar Williams MBALI, Robin Williams & Associates.

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