Newcastle City Council
Newcastle upon Tyne
Southern Green is delighted to have been appointed by Newcastle City Council to prepare a design to create a welcoming gateway to the city where people can sit and relax, to provide an improved setting around the impressive George Stephenson Monument.
The hardworks including new paved area, timber benches and a raised planter outside of the Union Rooms and Vita Student buildings. A granite paved band runs through the scheme representing the approximate line of the Roman Frontier. The first phase of softworks planting has been complete comprising of a specimen tree and clipped hedging and spring bulbs. The final phase of planting is due to commence at the end of April 2019 and include a mix of perennials and grasses to extend the seasonal interest long into Autumn and early Winter.