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PV Retrofit Project

PV Retrofit Project

This large 5MW array was originally specified using a single pile mounting system, however this was unable to provide the required pull-out loads. So a Platipus retrofit solution, using S6 anchors and a unique tensioner, was used to rapidly secure each and every frame...
My Real Garden by Ann-Marie Powell

My Real Garden by Ann-Marie Powell

Ann-Marie Powell – MSGD’s new book ‘My Real Garden’ is now available to buy on Platipus Direct. Created during Lockdown 2020, by gardeners for gardeners, it also supports the national GREENFINGERS CHARITY dedicated to helping life-limited...
Semi Mature Tree Planting

Semi Mature Tree Planting

Semi mature trees need careful handling from the minute that they are lifted in the nursery, right through to being planted in their new location. Here is a great video from one of our customers, Nature First, showing exactly how to lift, plant and secure even the...
Fantastic Attendance for Tuesday’s Webinar

Fantastic Attendance for Tuesday’s Webinar

Fantastic attendance for Tuesdays webinar presented by Ann-Marie Powell – MSGD, we thoroughly enjoyed listening to her talk all about the designs for the Hilltop Gardens at RHS Wisley. If you would like to register for any of our upcoming webinars with some very...
Register for next weeks webinar

Register for next weeks webinar

There is still time to register for next week’s ‘Concept to Completion’ webinar with VIP guest presenter Ann-Marie Powell – MSGD. The Multi-Award Winning Garden Designer will present her amazing design for the flagship garden at RHS Wisley, followed by an...
Oakington

Oakington

Platipus Anchors were specified to provide additional support to the wing walls of this bridge. To meet the design life requirements, aluminium bronze anchors and stainless steel wire tendons were specified. Inverted pattress plates with a concealed termination...
G7:UK to host Summit

G7:UK to host Summit

G7: UK To Host Cornwall Seaside Summit in Summer. Last weekend it was announced that this years summit will be hosted in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. We are proud to have been a part the construction of the very impressive Carbis Bay Hotel on top of the site’s steep...
Join us for the Platipus Webinar

Join us for the Platipus Webinar

oin us for our free live Landscape Solutions webinar series. Our VIP guest presenters, along with our product specialists, will guide you through specific award-winning projects from ‘Concept to Completion’, followed by an interactive Q&A session....
Rockwood Estate Extension

Rockwood Estate Extension

As part of the redevelopment of this private estate, a semi-basement extension was proposed to the rear of the main dwelling. The basement would be cut into the sloping ground leading up to the rear of the property. To prevent the temporary dismantling of the 1st...
Sheet Piling

Sheet Piling

Sheet Piles are an effective retaining structure but sometimes require anchoring when pile depths are shallow (i.e. refusal) or the design requires an additional prop force. For more information why not get in touch with one of our experienced team: Alan...
Christmas G-WALL

Christmas G-WALL

It’s almost Christmas! So why not do something radical and replace your Christmas tree with your own festive living wall using our Platipus G-WALL system. For more information...
Huis Ten Bosch – Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch – Nagasaki

Netherlands or Japan? This is Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki which is Japan’s largest theme park. We were thrilled to supply the Platipus RF2P Tree Anchoring Systems for their creation of a beautiful European urban cityscape. Visit their website:...
Media City, Manchester

Media City, Manchester

Media City in Salford Quays, Manchester has been designed to provide a purpose-built home for creative and digital businesses including the BBC. The first phase was spread over 36 acres and there is the potential to extend to 200 acres. The soft landscaping was mainly...
National Tree Week

National Tree Week

Supporting #NationalTreeWeek, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March). #EconomicBenefits: Aside from their obvious environmental and health benefits, trees offer many economic advantages too....
Support National Tree Week

Support National Tree Week

Supporting #NationalTreeWeek, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March). #HealthBenefits: Trees greatly benefit the people living around them by having a positive impact on #MentalHealth and...
Great start to FuturescapeVIRTUAL2020 today

Great start to FuturescapeVIRTUAL2020 today

Great start to #FutureScapeVIRTUAL2020 today. Be sure to visit our virtual stand to meet Benjamin Lewis and Mandy Balcombe where they would love to discuss all of our landscape solutions and answer any questions. Also don’t forget to join Carl Reeders, Global...
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A lovely aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The site was originally home to the London Olympics and we are proud to have supplied a range of bespoke tree anchoring systems on this challenging brownfield site. The park has now proved itself as a lifeline...
Carbis Bay Hotel

Carbis Bay Hotel

This beach front hotel regeneration project featured an exclusive wedding venue, conference centre, restaurants and community facilities. The scheme involved construction of a new piled wall to create space for the development at beach level, but given the...
Platipus At Futurescape

Platipus At Futurescape

We are really looking forward to presenting at FutureScape Virtual 2020 taking place between 17 – 19 November. Join Carl Reeders, Global Landscape Solutions Manager, at 2pm on Wednesday 18th November where he will be giving a presentation on “Creating Amazing Urban...
Ground Mounted PV

Ground Mounted PV

This large 7.2MW solar park was to be constructed on an old landfill site in Dorset as an extension to an existing 5MW park. The single pile mounting system used during the construction of the first 5MW site proved ineffective and initial pile investigations on the new...
Platipus USA Fishing Trip

Platipus USA Fishing Trip

Friday fun! Platipus USA recently organized its 1st Annual Fishing Tournament. The competition was strong and the team clearly had a great time judging by the size of those fish. A special thank you goes out to ‘Braggin’ Rights Charters’ who took great care of...
High Line Park, New York

High Line Park, New York

Spanning 1.45 miles along the Lower West Side of Manhattan, the High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s as part of the New York Central Railroad. The three-story railroad has now been repurposed as a public open space that attracts nearly five million...
Plati-Drain, Reading

Plati-Drain, Reading

CASE STUDY: The embankment at Pound Green is a typical clay fill construction with poor compaction. Poor drainage within the slope was causing the material of the embankment to move. Drainage was required using pipes in conjunction with Plati-Drains. For more...

Commonwealth Park, Gibraltar

Gibraltar lacked a public park for people to relax and enjoy green open spaces. A former car park was used to create the first park for the city – The Commonwealth Park. Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants Ltd was lead designer for the Scheme. The fountain and...
G-ROOF on Great Marlborough Street, London

G-ROOF on Great Marlborough Street, London

How do we utilise all the outdoor space available to us, especially in crowded urban cities? Look to the city skyline to see more and more underutilised roof space being transformed into beautiful gardens. These sites can pose many challenges, especially if you want...
High Line Park, New York

High Line Park Reopens

As the Big Apple slowly begins to get back to normal Manhattan’s High Line reopened on the 16th July offering a free timed-entry reservation system in order to allow for social distancing. This public park, saved from demolition by neighborhood residents, used...
Parliament in Lower Saxony

Parliament in Lower Saxony

Another successful project from the Platipus team in Germany, Matthias Klatte completed on site training with the planting team, at the Parliament in Lower Saxony. Platipus RF2S tree anchor kits have held these 26 Plane trees safely and securely on the square of the...
Kirkthorpe Hydropower

Kirkthorpe Hydropower

Sheet Pile Propping: in 2016 Platipus Anchors were part of the construction of the Kirkthorpe Hydropower project on the river Calder. Our B10 Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) were proof loaded to 120kN to support the sheet piles on what is the largest weir in...