Cairn Court forms part of Nerston Industrial Estate which lies to the north east of East Kilbride and comprises 8 industrial units managed by our clients, Savills. Last year it was recognised that the exterior landscaping had become very mature, encroaching on car parking spaces, and that the traditional style of landscaping incorporating heavy planting should be reduced by upgrading the exterior to create a contemporary and unified landscape opening up the frontage of the units.
Initially our Landscape Architect provided drawings for the client to be agreed before works commenced.
The initial site works involved removing a substantial amount of material from the site including 862 square meters of overgrown shrub which was recycled at our Green Recycling composting facility in Blantyre. The land was then re-contoured with 1000 square meters of new turf. Each of the office entrances and paths were highlighted with the introduction of around 800 square meters of fine gravels and large feature rocks, boulders and specimen planting.
The majority of the original landscape trees were retained as they contribute scale and maturity to the Estate, with minor tree surgery and crown lifting to open views across the site for improved safety and security.
The final solution provides a more modern feel to the units and also creates a scheme which requires a reduced level of maintenance on an ongoing basis.
Communication with the client and tenants was one of the keys to the success of this project and ensured that the works were carried out on time and with minimal disruption to day to day operations.
Before and after pictures featured in the gallery opposite provide a visual of the improvements achieved.
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