Willerby Landscapes receive BALI Grand Award for work on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

At the 38th BALI National Landscape Awards on Friday 5 December, BALI Registered Contractor Willerby Landscapes took the Grand Award for a record fifth time for their work on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s South Park Plaza. 

Held annually, the BALI National Landscape Awards recognise excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance achieved by registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). Over 110 entries were received this year with a total of 79 awards. 

Willerby Landscapes, who are based in Kent, were awarded the Grand Award - BALI’s highest accolade - at this year’s ceremony.  This very extensive and challenging project saw the successful transition of the Park’s south Park and Carpenter’s Lock areas into legacy. Following the post-Games clearance of the concourse by the main contractor, Willerby carried out extensive re-modelling of levels and grounds involving major engineering works, before undertaking the construction of hard landscape features across the entire area and constructing and installing decking and linear seating. 

Commenting on the company’s achievement, chair of the adjudication panel Greg Allen said: “The amount of work achieved in such a short space of time was breathtaking and, given the scale and complexity of the project, the fit and finish was remarkable”.