Gasholder No.8 has been a feature of the King's Cross skyline for over 150 years with the cast iron structure having been restored and moved its new home north of the canal.
Our works for the new park was installing the irrigation driplines, sprinklers and emitters, the circular lawn, and between the columns, the planting of trees and low level planting. The park is a play space for local families as well as the children who attend the new school in the neighbouring Plimsoll Building.
Gasholder Park is designed by Bell Phillips Architects, and the planting is by Dan Pearson Studio, who chose a planting palette consisting of over 5,000 shrubs such the Fatshedera lizei, common name tree ivy or aralia ivy, Sarcococca hookeriana "Purple Stem" a small evergreen shrub with narrow lanceolate leaves held alternately on purple stems. On the Perennials side, plants such as Hakonechloa macra, a Japanese forest grass and Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata' an evergreen perennial forming a tuft of glossy leaves were planted.
In and around the Gasholder No 8, a number of trees have been planted. Koelreuteria panicula also known as the pride of india is an elegant small deciduous tree along with Cornus Norman Hadden also known as the dogwood Norman Hadden. Linking the Gasholder Park and in-between the Tapestry and Plimsoll buildings, we have planted Betula albosinensis septentrionalis, common name the northern Chinese red birch and laid a new lawn.