Quadron Services Ltd

Quadron Services Ltd

The Hub, Warne Road,, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England, BS23 3UU

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Awards & Accreditations

  • Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access

    2016 - Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Queen's Park

    Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    ***PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER***
     
    Lying at the heart of Loughborough, Queen's Park is the most extensive, and arguably one of the most important, living elements of the public realm within Loughborough. It has been an important leisure and recreation resource for the town since its inception, and continues to be widely used today.

    The park was awarded Green Flag status for the first time in 2008 and has retained it ever since; it's stunning floral displays have also made an important contribution to Loughborough's 'In Bloom' success, with the town having won Gold and best in the Small City Category in 2015's East Midlands in Bloom competition.

    Key features of the 4 hectare park include many formal floral beds, a bandstand, bowling green, two ponds and three play areas.

    idverde UK, via its subsidiary company, Quadron has maintained Queen's Park since April 2014. The park is maintained on a daily basis by a Head Gardener and a Horticultural Supervisor. There is also a dedicated Rangers presence in the park (also idverde staff) who patrol the park and support with tasks such as litter picking.

    The park has an active 'Friends of' group with whom idverde has forged an excellent relationship, with numerous community activities, such as 'Clean for the Queen' events and horticultural activities having been arranged in the park in partnership with the Friends.

    Pesticide use is avoided in the park wherever possible and peat is no longer used.
     
    Client: Charnwood Borough Council
    Designer/Main Contractor: Charnwood Borough Council
    Suppliers: Plantscape
  • Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access

    2016 - Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Coombe Wood Garden

    Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Coombe Wood Garden is an ornamental garden located on the outskirts of central Croydon. The garden was opened to the public in 1948, and is open all year round. The garden has great amenity value for local residents as well as attracting visitors from further afield. The park was awarded a Green Flag Award for the first time in 2008 and has retained it ever since.

    Coombe Wood Gardens is designed as a series of ‘rooms’, providing colour and interest throughout the seasons. The key areas or ‘rooms’ making up the garden include the pond, with its Pulham rockery, the terrace garden, the broad walk and herbaceous border, the prairie garden and conservation area, and the contemporary and winter garden.

    idverde UK, via its subsidiary company, Quadron has maintained the site since February 2014 when the company was awarded Croydon Council’s Borough-wide grounds maintenance contract. idverde UK employs a full time Head Gardener at the site, who has been an integral part of the development of the garden’s management plan and maintenance programme. In addition to his horticultural maintenance tasks, such as planting, pruning and weed clearance, his duties include picking up litter, emptying litter bins and carrying out a visual inspection of seats, bins, signs and steps. He is also happy to offer information and advice to visitors. 
     
    Client: Croydon Council
    Designer/Main Contractor: Croydon Council
    Suppliers: Palmstead Nurseries
  • Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access

    2016 - Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

    Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park is situated 0.5 miles from the south bank of the River Thames in the Borough, Bankside and Walworth area of London.

    The 5.7 hectare park was opened in 1934 and forms an outstanding setting for London’s famous Imperial War museum. The park is an important recreational area, providing an oasis with an open and relaxing ambiance in an area of dense population.

    Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park serves a diverse community and is visited by over 1 million people per year, including local residents, tourists, students from visiting colleges and schools, sports clubs, and budding gardeners.

    Key features include large open grass areas, picnic areas, and an orchard, as well as the World Garden and Tibetan Peace Garden. For those seeking more active recreation, there is a dedicated sports area with a number of multi-use games pitches, tennis courts, an outdoor gym and play area.
    idverde UK, via its subsidiary company, Quadron has been responsible for the grounds maintenance of the park (excluding the area immediately in front of the museum) since May 2004.

    idverde UK employs four static staff in the park, including a horticultural apprentice, led by Head Gardener. Key maintenance tasks carried out by the team include general area grass cutting, edging, shrub, rose and herbaceous bed maintenance, floral container maintenance, hedge maintenance, litter picking, bin emptying, daily inspection of play equipment, leaf clearance and hard surface cleansing. The Head Gardener also leads quarterly walkabouts with the Friends group and members of the community, teaching them about the horticulture and history of the site.
     
    Client: Southwark Council
    Designer/Main Contractor: Southwark Council
    Suppliers: Bourne Amenity, Downs View Nurseries, Palmstead Nurseries, Premium Plants
  • Employer of the Year

    2015 - Employer of the Year
    Quadron Services Limited - Employer of the Year

    Employer of the Year
    **PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER**
    Quadron Services recognises that it's people are it's greatest asset and aims to create a supportive, safe and enjoyable working environment where staff feel encouraged and valued. Personal and professional development is promoted through ongoing training and one-to-one reviews and open communication is encouraged at all levels of the organisation.
    Suppliers:  Groundwork London, Safety Media
  • 2014 - Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Southwark Park, London, SE16

    Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Opened in 1869, Southwark Park is credited as being the first municipal park in London. The 26ha park boasts a wide range of facilities for visitors including a boating lake, bowling green, tennis courts, children's play area and beautiful gardens.
     
    Judges comments
    "The enthusiastic lady head gardener at this huge 26 hectare Victorian public park in Bermondsey is working with the client officer to drive maintenance standards. The bedding displays are beautiful, the attention to detail on rose beds and shrub areas is excellent and the grass cutting is impressively consistent. The use of herbicides is avoided and hot foam control is currently being trialled in selected areas with other areas being hand weeded or mulched. Bedding plants, when changed, are re-used. Having started with the contractor as a litter picker the head gardener has, over time, developed very good horticultural knowledge and used this to lead her team to deliver the highest standards of maintenance."
  • 2014 - Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access
    Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot, TQ12

    Grounds Maintenance - Free Public Access Courtenay Park is a Victorian park in the bustling town of Newton Abbot, popular with local residents and tourists alike. Boasting a sensory garden, pond, annual floral displays and ample grassed areas it offers a mixture of facilities for all ages and is well-used throughout the year.
  • 2013 - Grounds Maintenance - Domestic or Commercial - total contract under £50k
    The Kyoto & Fukushima Garden, London

    Grounds Maintenance - Domestic or Commercial - total contract under £50k

    **PRINCIPAL WINNER**

    Located within the prestigious Holland Park, the Kyoto Garden opened in 1992 and was a co-operative project between the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce in Japan. 

    The new Fukushima Garden extension was created in the summer of 2012 in commemoration of the aid Britain provided to Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Quadron has been responsible for the garden’s maintenance since 2003 and employ an extremely high level of attention to detail, adopting traditional Japanese methods wherever possible.

    Client: Royal Borough of Kensignton and Chelsea - Barrie Maclaurin

    Maintenance Contractor: Quadron Services Ltd - Nicola King

    Judges comments: "Until 2012 this element of Holland Park was impeccably maintained by the Japanese using traditional Japanese horticultural techniques. On successfully winning the contract to take over the Garden’s maintenance, the contractor had to work alongside the Japanese team to learn and understand the techniques used and they have just completed their first full year of maintaining it entirely. The enthusiasm of the gardeners is clearly evident in the very high standard achieved. They have worked hard to understand the intricacies of pruning in the manner required by the client and have been presented with Japanese pruning tools in appreciation. The local authority retains Japanese expertise to ensure the contractor is supported in maintaining this outstanding garden to the highest standards. A cracking job."

  • 2013 - Grounds Maintenance - Domestic or Commercial - total contract over £50k
    Burgess Park, London

    Grounds Maintenance - Domestic or Commercial - total contract over £50k

    **PRINCIPAL WINNER**

    At 56 hectares, Burgess Park is Southwark's largest park, stretching from Camberwell and Walworth in the west to Peckham and the Old Kent Road in the east. The park was built between the 1950s and 1980s and has recently undergone an £8m transformation (regeneration works carried out by LDA Design).

    Quadron is responsible for on-going grounds maintenance throughout the park.

    Client: London Borough of Southwark - Henry Thompson

    Suppliers: Palmstead Nurseries, Amethyst Horticulture

    Judges comments: "The contractor has worked in partnership with the client since the park re-opened following an £8m transformation and now has 11 permanent staff on site. Great effort has been put in to improve the park, which in turn has increased the level and complexity of the grounds maintenance requirement. The contractor’s operatives are very proactive and demonstrate great attention to detail, against a background of constant improvements. Wildflower meadows have been implemented, an underpass softened and transformed, and the Moroccan garden and the area around the alms houses are beautiful. This is highly inspired work resulting in very positive engagement with the public and local volunteers."

  • 2013 - Employer of the Year
    Quadron Services Ltd

    Employer of the Year

    Suppliers: LANTRA, Groundwork London

  • Grounds Maintenance - Free public access

    2010 - Grounds Maintenance - Free public access
    Dulwich Park

    Big expectations rest on Green Flag-winning Dulwich Park and Quadron’s team has more than met them at the site.

  • Grounds Maintenance - Single Sites

    2008 - Grounds Maintenance - Single Sites
    Alexandra Park, Hastings

  • Grounds Maintenance - Multi Sites

    2008 - Grounds Maintenance - Multi Sites
    The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea