Ground Control install Christmas trees in Spinningfields
Ground Control, the UK’s leading external maintenance and landscaping provider, partnered with Johnsons of Whixley, one of the largest commercial nurseries in the UK to supply and install festive foliage to Spinningfields, Manchester.
Allied London, who devise, design and deliver landmark mixed-use real estate developments, buildings and concepts, have developed Spinningfields throughout the past decade.
Situated in the heart of Manchester, Spinningfields is one of Europe’s most successful urban regeneration projects, creating an entire new quarter in the city. It is the leading regional business quarter in the UK and the centre of the Manchester corporate community.
Home to over 165 world class financial and commercial services organisations, Spinningfields is a vibrant destination with luxury international fashion brands, restaurants and bars, serving both an affluent business and resident community and an increasing visitor population of over 5.5 million people a year.
Ground Control worked with Johnsons of Whixley commercial nurseries who supplied the range of Christmas trees, including 50 Picea Omorika (commonly known as Serbian spruce), a medium-sized evergreen tree frequently used at Christmas due to its striking crown – and installed them to Hardman Square, Spinningfields. This vibrant addition to the urban regeneration project was completed in time for the launch of the world-famous restaurant The Ivy at the end of November.
Steven Yates, Ground Control’s construction manager, commented:
“Ground Control is very pleased to have carried out the festive hard and soft landscaping on Hardman Square. The Christmas trees supplied by Johnsons beautifully compliment Spinningfields’ iconic Pavilion; Manchester’s largest timber-frame building, which hosts The Ivy.’’
Ellie Richardson, the marketing coordinator for Johnsons of Whixley, added:
“It’s fantastic to be associated with such an exciting city-centre estate as well as to be working with a long-standing customer, Ground Control. “