FROSTS BEHIND OLYMPIC CONTRACT

As millions of people across the world enjoyed the lush green views of the 2012 Olympic Park, unknown to most was that they were created and installed by one of Milton Keynes’ very own businesses.

Frosts Landscapes is, for the first time, permitted to disclose its involvement in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics Games, by creating a beautiful landscaped throughout Olympic Park.

Frosts’ team began working at the Olympic Park in October 2009 having won the contract to landscape an area known as North Park. North Park has been designed to manage the floodwaters as well as create wildlife habitats for species such as Sand Martins, Otters and Kingfishers. Frosts’ experts have also created stunning public spaces, including spectator lawns and terraced seating areas and footpaths.

In 2011, construction began with drainage installation and earth modelling.  Over 30,000 tons of soil were imported largely by rail to form a contoured landscape into which over 700 semi mature trees and in excess of 60,000 shrubs were planted. Wildlife meadows, drainage swales and wooded gullies served to create a haven for wildlife.

Frosts were also involved in the creation of a biodiversity roof on the Olympic Park Media Centre along with soft landscaping works at Eton Manor, which have temporary training pools for participants in Aquatics events.

Earlier last year, Frosts completed a new phase of involvement with the contract to plant over 900 trees in the streets of the Athletes’ Village.

James Frosts, Managing Director at Frosts said: “This was an amazing opportunity for Frosts and we are immensely proud to have won the contract. We have worked extremely hard to deliver on an incredibly challenging project but the results were worth it and we’re very excited to have been able to be part of such a historic event.

Last year, Frosts Landscapes also unveiled the Queen’s Jubilee Garden which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 25 October.