Hampshire Wildflowers Enhance Canning Town Crossrail Site

Hampshire wildflowers are playing their part in the regeneration of Canning Town with landscaping capping the emergency exit shaft of the Crossrail site in the Limmo Peninsula. Wildflower Turf grown and supplied by leading experts Wildflower Turf Ltd is the biodiverse ‘icing on the cake’ of some substantial earthworks and site building that is being completed there this year.

Set to open in December 2018, London’s ambitious Crossrail Project promises to deliver a high frequency, high capacity service to make travelling in the capital quicker and easier while also easing congestion and reduce crowding on London’s transport network.Wildflower Turf Ltd had previously supplied turf to the Crossrail worksite around Mile End in 2015, and so were delighted to be asked to assist with the enhancement of the Limmo Peninsula Crossrail site.

As Crossrail’s primary worksite for their eastbound tunnel boring machines, the Limmo Peninsula area adjoins Canning Town underground and Docklands Light Railway station and is next to the River Lee.

Overlooked by high-rise developments, a key consideration in planning for this area has focussed on ensuring biodiverse solutions that provide commuters, local workers and Canning Town residents alike with a landscape that is as aesthetically pleasing as possible as well as providing suitable habitat for wildlife.

Landscape contractors Turney Landscapes installed 2,600m² of Wildflower Turf Ltd’s Roof Turf in March and April of this year, with the Wildflower Turf already flowering and providing a haven for wildlife in mid-May.

Boasting a unique, soil-less system Wildflower Turf Ltd’s low-maintenance Roof Turf is made up of over 35 wildflowers and grasses native to the UK, and has been designed to thrive in more exposed environments and provide an attractive, biodiverse, nectar-rich habitat for wildlife.

Wildflower Turf is the UK’s leading bio-diverse turf supplier. Contact the team on 01256 771222 for further information or visit them online at http://www.wildflowerturf.co.uk.

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