Kent-based landscaping firm, Willerby Landscapes, has won a prestigious BALI award – one of the highest accolades in the industry – for its fantastic renovation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. As only the finest, most hardwearing, and highest quality turf would be sufficient for this esteemed project, Willerby Landscapes chose Paynes Turf’s Pro Sports Turf, using it to transform 30,000 sqm of the area into beautifully landscaped parklands.Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 13.52.52

This prominent landscaping project, which began in early 2014, saw 7.5 acres of Paynes’ Pro Sports Turf freshly harvested by Paynes and delivered to the park for laying by Willerby. A strict requirement for all on site vehicles at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation, a scheme that ensures vehicles meet high safety and fuel consumption standards. Thankfully, Paynes’ fleet of delivery vehicles is not only FORS accredited, but also Crossrail compliant, which made Paynes Turf’s delivery service ideal for the project in more ways than one.

Pro Sports Turf was chosen for the job owing to its exceptional durability, outstanding quality, and all year round green attractive appearance, as John Payne, partner at Paynes Turf explained:

“In areas of high footfall, such as the Olympic Park, turf needs to be tough enough to cope with the vast amounts of people that visit all year round, whilst retaining an exceptionally attractive appearance. Our Pro Sports turf is renowned for it’s hardwearing properties and thick green sward, which looks great whatever the weather.”

The highly acclaimed ‘Hard Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) for Projects Over £1.5 million’ award was presented to Kent-based Willerby Landscapes at the BALI awards ceremony, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 5th December. First introduced in 1976, the BALI National Landscape Awards recognises BALI members that have excelled in the landscaping field, and includes a range of professionals from designers and domestic contractors to large commercial companies. It is considered the pinnacle of professional achievement throughout the industry.

The team at Paynes Turf would like to send its congratulations to Willerby Landscapes for this fantastic achievement, and looks forward to working with them on many more award-winning projects in the future.

If your company is looking to install potentially award-winning projects, please contact Paynes Turf today on 01255 830325 to find out how we can partner with you to supply top quality turf, all year round.