Landscape & Amenity

December 2016

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READER ENQUIRY 4 SALTEX Review A look back at news from the NEC DECEMBER 2016 Landscape Amenity PRODUCT UPDATE Product of the Year Highlighting some of the year's new products Street Furniture, Hard Landscaping & Pedestrianisation Innovations from the urban environment CIC 80x270 Ad 11 13:Layout 1 24/10/2013 14:50 Page 1 TACP Landscape Architects has won the President's Award at the Landscape Institute's annual awards for its Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales. The plan will support and inspire landscape projects on public land to redress the decline in biodiversity and provide environments favouring pollinators. Over the past two decades, bee numbers have declined worldwide. The evidence is clear that bees and other pollinators are less healthy and abundant than they have been and if action Green infrastructure scheme wins prestigious landscape award Page 15-18 Page 9 Page 12-14 Kubota launches new tractors and implements ranges Kubota UK has launched its new M5001 Series, a brand new range of 95HP to 113HP tractors, powered by a four cylinder V3800 Kubota engine and including a host of leading edge technology to maximise power, performance and end-user comfort and control. The range has been introduced to replace and succeed the company's previous M8540 and M9960 models. The launch of the M5001 Series completes the renewal of M Series, which started with the introduction of the Flagship M7001 Series, introduced to target the 130HP to 170HP sector. Kubota has also launched MGX-III tractor range boasting machines from 90 to 140HP, building on the success of its ever-popular MGX-II range. Available in five models - M95GX, M105GX, M115GX, M125GX and M135GX – the series is fully equipped to provide increased output and improved productivity, more comfortable driving and full visibility from its large cab. Kubota Agriculture is to strengthen its machinery portfolio with the launch of a range of Kubota-branded implements. Fifteen models of plain disc mower, from the four-disc 1.66m-wide DM1017 up to the DM3095 - a 9.5m butterfly unit have been lauinched. Front-mounted models are also available, offering 2.8m and 3.2m cutting widths. A further 27 models of flail chopper - from the 0.9m wide SE1090 up to the SE8400 with its 4m cutting width. Kubota now also has four models of pendulum spreader and 10 models of twin disc spreader, up to the DSX-W GEOspread model. Kubota UK Enquiry 3 The British and International G o l f G r e e n k e e p e r s Association has kicked its p r e p a r a t i o n s f o r E u r o p e ' s l e a d i n g t u r f m a n a g e m e n t exhibition into top gear with the launch of a brand new smartphone application. The exclusive BTME 2017 event app has been created by leading designers Avodigy and New BTME smartphone app unveiled is available on both Android and Apple devices. This year's BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition is set to be the largest ever, with BTME spanning four huge halls at the Harrogate International Centre. Also held throughout the week will be the Continue to Learn education programme, featuring 250 hours of education for BIGGA members, as well as GolfBIC and the Turf Managers' Conference. BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: "BTME is a diverse event, featuring a comprehensive exhibition and filling four halls at the Harrogate International C e n t r e , a l o n g w i t h a n educational conference, various special events and networking opportunities. So it is important is not taken it will have serious implications for food production. Wales has the first action plan of its kind in the UK to tackle the decline and the Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales identifies measures to benefit pollinators. It outlines actions that could encourage bees and others such as cutting grass to different heights and/or at different times of the year; and the development of wild flower meadows or formal planting areas. Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute, said: "This plan touches a raw nerve. It tackles the appalling state of the biological quality of so many of our landscapes and demonstrates that we have to improve the biological health of every landscape. "The Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales sets out to transform the number of pollinating insects, looking at the whole lifecycle, across numerous landscape types, from schools to roadside verges, public parks to private gardens. "For me what was so exciting about the project is that it took a national to bring all the information together into one easy-to- understand location. "With details of events, a calendar and information about exhibitors and sponsors, you can download the app now and start planning your visit to Harrogate in advance." BTME Enquiry 2 •O President's Award - Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators - TACP •O Adding Value through Landscape - Sidcup High Street Revival Programme (OLF2) - Untitled Practice •O C o m m u n i c a t i o n s a n d Presentation - B|D Landscape Architects Review Journal - B|D landscape architects ltd •O Design for a Small-Scale policy through to local delivery, through collaboration across a number of local authorities and across a number of professions. At the same time it empowers non- specialist members of the public to participate in delivery. There is a strong commitment to monitoring success by both landscape scientists and citizen scientists. "The project has produced a range of advisory booklets to help the public participate in the programme, covering numerous different landscape settings." Landscape Institute Enquiry 1 Development - Rotunda Community Campus - BCA Landscape •O Design for a Medium-Scale Development - Piazza Gae Aulenti - AECOM •O Design for a Large-Scale Development - Royal Stoke Hospital - Colour •O Design for a Temporary Landscape - The Hive at Kew Gardens - BDP and Wolfgang Buttress •O Science, Management and Stewardship - The Crown Estate London Ecology Masterplan - Arup and The Crown Estate •O Heritage and Conservation - Pulham Gardens at Worth Park - Allen Scott • O Policy and Research - Trees and Design Action Group - Capita Lovejoy •O Local Landscape Planning - Woodside, Firhill & Hamiltonhill Development Framework - LUC •O Strategic Landscape Planning - South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis - LUC •O Student Dissertation - Phenomenology within Design - James Trevers, University of Edinburgh •O Student Portfolio - Peter Kennedy •O U r b a n D e s i g n a n d Masterplanning - Torpoint Vision - Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Town Council •O Client of the Year - Nene Park Trust •O Fellows' Award for Climate Change Adaptation - LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing landscapes - Groundwork London Awards were presented in the following categories:

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