Soft landscape works gather pace at new Aberdeen health facility

ABERDEEN-based Landform Ltd teamed up with Johnsons of Whixley Ltd to supply plants and complete the soft landscape contract element of the enabling works for the new £163.7 million pound hospital and cancer treatment centre in Aberdeen.

The new Baird Family Hospital will replace the existing Aberdeen Maternity Hospital with additional services, including breast and gynaecology services. The new ‘ANCHOR centre’ is described as the first of its kind in Scotland.

Landform, working through main contractor Graham Construction, secured the soft landscape works, manufactured and installed all stainless steel railings, resin bound paths, timber crib support walls, wild flower areas and a new pedestrian steel and timber bridge.

Plants supplied by Johnsons of Whixley have improved the appearance of the hospital grounds.

Landform Ltd director Jake Dickie said, “As a premium contractor in all sectors we work in it is vital our suppliers match our quality standards, ethos and attention to detail. We have sourced our plant material through Johnsons of Whixley for many years now and our relationship has been built on their similar ethos to ours. From their customer service, plant sourcing, supply and premium delivery service direct to site, this enabled us to complete our soft landscape project to the specification and quality standards set out by our client.”

Johnsons of Whixley’s marketing manager Eleanor Richardson added, “It’s great to see the progress of this new development. Landform’s landscaping works and our plant supply play an essential part in the visual aesthetics of the hospital and centre. We hope the plants are enjoyed by the staff and visitors for many years to come. We look forward to seeing the project completed later next year.”