Frosts' Gift to Fortnum & Mason

It is well known that when Frosts do something, they do it on a very different scale; which can be said when they were asked to put a Christmas tree in St Pancras Station, London.

Frosts Landscapes in Woburn Sands was commissioned by the luxury retailer, Fortnum & Mason, London to install and decorate a Christmas tree to mark the launch of their first new store in more than 300 years, located within the busy train station.

The Bespoke Christmas display experts sourced a 47 year old 13.1 metre tree, weighing 1.5 tonnes. Following eight weeks of planning and over 600 man hours, the tree was installed over five consecutive nights. It is decorated with over 8,000 bulbs, 1000 metres of Fortnum & Mason ribbon and hundreds of their iconic Fortnum & Mason hampers.

The project required the use of two specialist spider cranes, a fork lift truck, two 60ft mobile platforms, a structural engineer for the stand (which alone weighed 500kg), flame retardant specialists and crane and transport professionals.

All works had to be carried out overnight on successive days to ensure no disruption to the Public and the smooth running of a busy St. Pancras station. This gave the team only a six hour window each night to get set up, carry out the works and ensure everything was tidied away by 5am in the morning. Health and Safety was paramount and Frosts Landscapes had to coordinate the planned works with Network Rail, High Speed One and Fortnum & Mason down to the finest detail.

Ken White, Managing Director at Frosts Landscapes said: “It is considered an honour that Fortnum & Mason entrusted us with this important and very public task. The planning was meticulous to ensure we caused as little disruption as possible and the tree was erected in the shortest time to give the public the wow factor. The finished tree is stunning for visitors to the Capital and for commuters over the Christmas holidays.”

Frosts Landscapes has been working with Fortnum & Mason for over eight years: Ken adds: “We have built a strong relationship with Fortnum & Mason since 2005 and we have been installing trees since. The opening of the St Pancras store is a milestone for the brand as it is their first new store for more than 300 years, making our involvement a particularly poignant one.”

Frosts Landscape have become well known for their high profile projects which have recently included the Olympic Park and athletes village for the 2012 London Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee Gardens which were opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012.

To enquire about Frosts Landscapes, visit www.frostslandscapes.co.uk or call 0845 021 9001

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