Jones of Oswestry Arborslot Recessed Tree Surrounds installed in the first new Square in Leeds for over a decade
Sovereign Square was the first new public space to be delivered in Leeds or over a decade as well as the first urban park in the area and contains water features, trees, greenery and seating areas surrounded by attractive paving and hard landscaping features.
The square is centrally located, adjacent to Leeds train station, and designed as a series of interlinked spaces with a rich variety of trees, contemporary planting and two water features.
The beautifully landscaped gardens provide a wonderful impression for any visitors to this transformed area of the city at the heart of the South Bank regeneration.
Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT were specified as part of the design procedure.
Fabricated in mild or stainless steel the Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT incorporates a series of recessed trays for paving infill, allowing for the continuation of the paving up to the actual tree aperture whilst providing suitable aeration and drainage facilities to enable the tree to flourish.
Available in any size, to suit any type of infill, Jones of Oswestry ARBORSLOT have also been specified by numerous Landscape Architects due to their inherent strength and quality and Disability Discrimination Act features.
On this occasion a unit with twin trays was specified to accept the paving with the ARBORSLOT also featuring integral ROOTRAIN water points and threaded lifting points for ease of handling.
The project has been a winner of several awards and when opened in 2016 the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake commented “ Sovereign Square is a wonderful breath of fresh air in a very densely used, busy section of the city centre “