Hampshire-grown wildflowers have been commuted to the Limmo Peninsula in London, to help renovate Canning Town as part of London’s Crossrail project.
With the work of landscaping partner Turney Landscapes, the former construction site has been turned into the permanent Elizabeth line access shaft as the Peninsula represented the primary worksite for the project.
The landscaping partner installed 2,600m² in March and April and despite the conditions of the sloping eight metre high exit shaft, the wildflower meadow has already flowered.
Experts from turf supplier Wildflower Turf provided the Hampshire-grown wildflowers and they are currently capping a maintenance and escape shaft on the Limmo Peninsula.
The line aims to offer a “biodiverse solution that will provide local workers and Canning Town residents alike with a temporary landscape that is both aesthetically pleasing and ecologically-friendly”.
Director at Turney Landscaping, Steven Turney, said: “Working on such a large-scale and time-critical site as the Limmo Peninsula, it is crucial that our suppliers are able to adapt to many and varied requirements.
“The team at Wildflower Turf Ltd assisted us to ensure that this project was delivered on time and in budget, and the wildflower meadow is a dynamic addition to the local area.”