Plant supply to M8 pedestrian footbridge via P1 Contractors

Plant supply to M8 pedestrian footbridge via P1 Contractors

We are pleased to have completed a significant project in collaboration with Edinburgh-based P1 Contractors to landscape a new pedestrian and cyclist footbridge across the M8 as part of a £250 million regeneration north of Glasgow.

The contract, worth £190,000, saw Johnsons provide over 30,000 plants, trees and shrubs for the 58-metre-long footbridge, which will form an active travel route between the area of Sighthill and the city centre.

The landscaping work marks the completion of a 30-month build to install the bridge and represents another milestone in the delivery of the £250 million Sighthill Regeneration.

It is the biggest project of its kind in the UK outside of London and will offer affordable housing within walking distance of Strathclyde University, Queen Street Station and Glasgow’s most popular shopping locations, encouraging active travel and providing the commercial infrastructure to support and attract businesses to Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

The state-of-the-art footbridge will not only serve as a vital transportation link but also as a sustainable green space, contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal of the project.

Working closely with P1 Contractors, we have provided a diverse variety of trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses.

Species included Alnus Glutinosa, Pinus Sylvestris, Hebe 'Caledonia', Rosmarinus Officinalis 'Miss Jessop's Upright', Stipa Tenuissima and Carex Morrowii 'Ice Dance' to complement the architectural design of the footbridge and add natural charm and greenery to the surrounding environment.

Johnsons Nurseries Ltd marketing manager, Eleanor Richardson said: "We are known for our expertise in supplying top-grade plants and trees to major construction and landscaping projects, and are proud to be part of this groundbreaking initiative.

"Our extensive range of trees and plants, carefully selected for their beauty, durability, and sustainability, will not only enhance the visual appeal of the footbridge but also contribute to creating a welcoming and environmentally friendly urban space for the residents and visitors of Glasgow."

Richard McMonagle from P1 Contractors, one of Scotland’s leading providers for the development and implementation of soft landscaping works, added: “Johnsons Nurseries has truly proven themselves as an invaluable partner on this high-profile project. Their commitment to supplying top-quality plants under tight time constraints has been instrumental in ensuring P1 Contractors delivered this project on time and to the required standard for our valued client”.

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Posted 15th Mar 9:13am