Dreamland Margate is undergoing a complete refurbishment working to tight budgets and a challenging programme.
The main contractor identified the need for a reliable contractor who could deliver a complex pricing, procurement and delivery service at very short notice. We were contacted early April to make this happen.
Due to the time pressures, procurement was completed in tandem with the negotiation on price and over the next 26 days we have to collate and plant;
- 892 semi mature trees
- 36,000 shrubs
- 1700m2 of re enforced turf
- 1500m2 of standard turf all in readiness for the site handover!
Our very tight programme schedule and the number of landscaped areas to be installed we have designated multiple ‘gangs’ to the site and have now started working around the clock.
We accomplish our goals in planting for the special opening at the Spring Bank Holiday and we continue to install the numerous beds within the design. The Trachycarpus trees are planted and look great and really gives the park that summer seaside feel. However there is plenty to do and it's all hands on deck!
Wondering why so many plant pots upside down in the beds? Our lads came up with the great idea of putting the pot over the plant and then after laying the mulch, just lift the pot and the mulch spreads evenly and tidily around the plant!
We are into Phase 2 of the project and more long days and nights. We have to reach that new goal for the full opening by the school summer holidays!!