Blackheath Park, London
Kidbrooke Village is a 20-year project to deliver 4,000 homes on the old Ferrier Estate that contained 1,900 concrete social housing homes that fell into disrepair. The project, which has been described by CABE as an "exemplar for sustainable suburbs."
The 109-hectare development is located to the east of Blackheath Park. In its regeneration one of the key principles has been 'Sociability' creating social neighbourhoods with appropriate communal values. This is has been achieved with both formal and informal gardens in addition to over 35 hectares of parkland and sports facilities. Not only has it created numerous areas of high quality public spaces but also has met 50% affordable housing criteria. With this type of scheme the landscape architects were very cautious that the green spaces would also be viewed from above so the aerial aesthetics are important.
The AluExcel Aluminium Edging by Kinley has enabled tight sweeps to meet the design aspirations whilst enabling sufficient root space for the grass to avoid die back. The system was also chosen due to its cost effective supply and installation.
Main product used
Aluminium angle edging
The ultimate commercial landscape edging for hard surfaces. AluExcel design features benefit from state of the art technology ensuring maximum flexibility consistent with optimum strength and durability.
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