Aberdeen based landscapers, Landform Ltd, has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley Ltd to supply plants and complete the soft landscape contract element of the enabling works for the new £163.7 million pound hospital and cancer treatment centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The new ‘Baird Family Hospital’ will replace the existing ageing Aberdeen Maternity Hospital with additional services, including breast and gynaecology services. The new ‘ANCHOR centre’ is the first of it’s kind in Scotland providing modern and high-quality accommodation for the delivery of co-ordinated Oncology and Haematology day patient and outpatient services.
Landform Ltd working through main contractor Graham Construction, secured the soft landscape works, manufactured and installed all stainless steel railings, resin bound paths, timber crib support walls, wild flower areas and a new pedestrian steel and timber bridge. Landform Ltd work with Johnsons of Whixley on a regular basis and were chosen to supply and deliver 1000’s of plants for the whole project.
Plants supplied by Johnsons of Whixley Ltd have beautified the grounds at the new hospital and centre with tree varieties supplied including Betula Jacquemontii, Magnolia ‘Galaxy’, Magnolia ‘Sundew’ and Prunus ‘Cheal’s Weeping’. Shrubs included 100’s of Euonymus fort. ‘Emerald Gaiety’, Lavandula angustifolia, Sarcococca humilis, Hebe ‘Sapphire’, 800 Calluna vulgaris varieties and over 400 Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’.
The new hospital and centre will help provide quality care to those in need in the Aberdeen and surrounding areas with high quality, modern facilities.
Landform Ltd’s Director, Jake Dickie said: “As a premium contractor in all sectors we work in it is vital our suppliers match our quality standards, ethos and attention to detail. We have sourced our plant material through Johnsons of Whixley for many years now and our relationship has been built on their similar ethos to ours. From their customer service, plant sourcing, supply and premium delivery service direct to site, this enabled us to complete our soft landscape project to the specification and quality standards set out by our client. “
Johnsons of Whixley’s Marketing Manager, Eleanor Richardson said: “It’s great to see the progress of this new development, Landforms landscaping works and our plant supply play an essential part in the visual aesthetics of the hospital and centre… We hope the plants are enjoyed by the staff and visitors for many years to come. We look forward to seeing the project completed later next year.”