International Quarter London IQL
Being back at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, at what is known as the International Quarter London (IQL), saw us again working on one of the regeneration projects of the Olympic legacy. This will be our tenth consecutive year we have been working on the Olympic project; since 2009 where we installed the Willlerby Security Planters, then onto the installation of the London Olympic South Park, 2012 Gardens and Stadium landscaping, maintainence of the 2012 Gardens during the Games, then on our BALI Grand Award installation, the QEOP South Park Plaza and Pleasure Gardens, following which we completed The Canal Park and Here East project installations. The IQL site is opposite Westfield Stratford, and as you head towards the Stadium you pass through this new development either side of you.
The development has provided new homes, work spaces and retail outlets.
The project involved us in installing the landscaping which comprises of avenues of trees, not too dissimilar to The Promenade we planted back in 2013 within the Pleasure Gardens at South Park Plaza. Some of the trees such as the Tillia cordata (Limes) have girths between 90 -100mm and will be planted within an avenue along with the Quercus palustris which have girths too of between 90 – 100mm.
In total we have planted 38 trees and over 8,000 herbaceous perennial plants within an area of 560 sq mts and working around the large Olympic Marker Tree, the Metasequoia glyptostroboides, which we planted a few years back.
It is August 2017 and and we install phase 1 of th eproject, the Oak trees