Sandwich Quay – Kent
DescriptionSet in the historic coastal town of Sandwich, Kent, this thoughtfully designed quayside regeneration project has hugely enhanced the area.
The trees have been planted in a complete ArborSystem package, which utilizing a natural porous stone tree grate blends effortlessly with the traditional cobbled surface surround. The waterfront is a natural relaxing space for people to enjoy and in years to come will benefit from well-established leafy trees – providing shade and softening the landscape.
The soil beneath the paving is protected by the use of StrataCells – preventing compaction and keeping vital, soil structure open. Twin inlet Arborvent aeration units allow the soil beneath the paving to breathe and an additional irrigation point is integrated in the tree pit surround.
Paving heave – so often associated with surface rooting trees has been designed out by use of the proven RootDirector product, so the trees in this beautiful location will continue to enhance the site without creating trip hazards for pedestrians.
The transformation, due to vital flood defense work via the Environment Agency as instructed by Dover District Council saw 5 Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer planted in April 2014 . GreenBlue contributed with underground StrataCells & RootDirectors, with above ground Arborvents, Precast Arboresin Tree Grilles and Ullswater Tree Guards.
The project undertaken by the then CH2M Hill Halcrow were worthy winners for Civil & Infrastructure nomination for "Sandwich Town Tidal Defence Scheme" at the 2014 Kent Design and Development awards.