Urban Eden residential development

Urban Eden residential development
P1 Contractors Ltd
Urban Eden
Edinburgh, Scotland


We have teamed up with P1 Contractors Ltd and EMA Architects to make an ‘Eden’ in the grounds of Urban Eden, contemporary residential development in Edinburgh.


The Challenge 

EMA Architects designed Urban Eden and wanted to create a ‘leave the city behind without leaving the city’ feel, designed in a triangle of colony houses which are very much a part of the city’s history.  It’s gardens, and outdoor space is at the centre of the design with views of Calton Hill, Arthurs Seat and Salisbury available to view from the new developments.

P1’s works included the full soft landscaping package across two phases of the development which has spanned over four years. They challenged Johnsons in the supply of plants and trees for the project.


The Solution

Our plant supply included over 13,000 shrubs, 4,000 herbaceous plants and over 200 trees.

Pollinator-friendly varieties such as lavender, nepeta and geranium were included making it wildlife friendly too.

The Result 

Richard McMonagle, Director of P1 Contractors, said: “ P1 has had involvement in both phases of the development from an early stage, being just a stone’s throw from our Head Office it was development we were keen to be involved in. We turned to Johnsons to help our bid initially at tender stage, and this early involvement was key to winning the project, we knew that despite the contract duration Johnsons would continue to supply the high-quality stock we required to make this project a success.”

The residential development won ‘Large Housing Development Of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards 2017.