Category: Community Projects

Lee Valley Ice Centre Regeneration

Panoramic Undertake the Soft Landscaping for Significant Centre Upgrade

The new £30 million Lee Valley Ice Centre, which is now nearly double the size of the previous facility, is the first of its kind in southeast England. The new centre is equipped with two Olympic-sized ice rinks as well a gym, dance studio and community spaces.

This newer, larger centre is designed to become a community hub for the people of Walthamstow and has a programme in place to support local schools, under-represented groups, and a range of community organisations.



The soft landscaping of the external areas surrounding the centre and community buildings have been tasked to us. We have set out a plan to blend the existing diverse landscape with the new.

The work includes helping to create a community space that offers an array of landscaping and ecology improvements to enhance the area, with over one hundred and fifty trees, thousands of shrubs, marginal, grass, and native hedging.

Trees for the development have just been delivered on-site and were provided by Greenwoods, who are pioneers in sustainability with plans to be 100% peat-free growing by the end of 2023.

Our talented team are on-site and already making significant progress with the planting and installation. For a quotation on your next soft landscaping project, please contact us.


Planting a Tree for the Jubilee

Panoramic Helps The Women’s Fellowship in Fairlight

One of the members of The Women’s Fellowship at St Peter’s Church in Fairlight thought it would be good to take part in the Queen’s request for everyone to plant a tree to mark her platinum jubilee. Whilst they contacted us to ask what tree would be most suitable, we went on to supply and plant the tree for free.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.


Planting a Tree for the Jubilee


Everyone from individuals to groups, villages, towns, cities, counties, churches, schools and corporates are being encouraged to play their part to enhance the environment by planting trees. Planting will run through to the end of the Jubilee year.

St Peter’s Church is located to the west of our office in Hastings within the United Parish of Pett, Guestling and Fairlight. The church was first opened in a converted military hut in 1947. In 1968 this was found to be in an advanced state of decay and a replacement was consecrated in 1970.

We reviewed the planned location and we suggested Prunus Subhirtella autumnalis, a winter flowering cherry tree. The tree is planted in a prominent place where it can be seen by passers-by in the village. They sent photos along with a nice letter of thanks.

Please contact us with your commercial tree planting requirements.


On Station At Battersea

Power Planting

We recently completed a project at Battersea for Blu 3 as part of the Battersea Power Station regeneration.

Having stood derelict for many years the power station and surrounding area is undergoing a £9 billion transformation. The new development includes offices, retail and residential plus a new underground station for easy access.



We planted 21 trees and 1,200 plants. The project included the supply and spread of sub and topsoil. Also the installation of structural cells, irrigation, anchor system and root barrier to the tree pits, in which we planted 16 x 45-50cm girth Quercus Palustris and 5 x Betula Utilis Jacquemontii trees at the entrance of the development.

We completed the job in July and have now commenced our ongoing maintenance package to maintain the site over the next 12 months.

To get the power of Panoramic behind your soft landscaping, please call 0203 026 2089.


Community and Co-Location at Crowthorne Hub


We recently completed and have been maintaining a comprehensive project at a new Community Hub built-in Crowthorne, Berkshire, at which there is a nursery and community centre as well as the co-location of three blue-light services: fire, police and ambulance.

The building around which we have been landscaping includes a community room, providing a flexible, fully accessible meeting space for local people and community groups to use as well as a children’s nursery.



This project was awarded to Panoramic by Beard Construction. Our works consisted of the supply and installation of trees, shrubs, seeding, soil and aggregates. All trees were double staked and we excavated tree pits and installed irrigation.

We placed stepping logs in soft and paved areas as well as works to a swale including drainage aggregates and liners. Also the supply and placement of some very large play boulders.

In addition, we undertook some items that would be classed as hard landscaping as the client needed assistance to get the site completed on time. This also allowed us to learn some new skills, to take into future projects, understanding the logistics involved.

Another successful project for us, which is looking good as it matures and we provide continued maintenance of the site, and we have since secured another order from Beard. Thank you!