Hovis Bakery to stylish apartments at Greenford Quay
When Telford Homes planned The Lock, a new build development of 194 stylish, spacious apartments on the former Hovis bakery site at Greenford Quay, west London, they incorporated landscaped gardens in the large central podium courtyard and on a 19th-floor roof space.
Valley Provincial was asked to deliver a turnkey landscaping package that would include hard and soft landscaping, associated design works and ongoing maintenance to keep the landscaping in prime condition.
Covid-related delays during previous stages of the project meant that our time schedule was extremely tight. With our resources, experience and carefully managed advanced procurement we were able to meet the revised deadlines for all phases, to the client’s satisfaction.
The development respects the heritage value of its location on the banks of the Grand Union Canal while complementing it with sensitively-created public areas and infrastructure.
Its net-positive biodiverse green infrastructure, landscape management plans and sustainable urban drainage systems all work towards achieving the development’s target of air-quality neutral standard and mitigate its urban heat island effect.
Giving residents access to landscaped courtyards and terraces will help to create a cohesive community with improved wellbeing and reduced urban loneliness.