Celebrating 50 years of award-winning schemes


We are delighted to have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary. Over the course of a half-a-century, we have been fortunate enough to have delivered hundreds of projects across the United Kingdom, allowing us to win multiple awards, year on year, for the consistency of bespoke, high-quality services we provide. 

They are simply the best at what they do.” – Gary Lubrin, Poplar HARCA

We celebrated this special year at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, our multi-award-winning scheme, designed by Gillespies, which involved importing more than 600m3 of topsoil, 100 tree ferns, 15,000 shrubs, 70 mature trees and 2000m2 of unique black granite to the site. 

Together with Bourne Amenity and Robin Tacchi Plants, the event included guests from a whole host of companies with whom we have worked with, including Wayne Grills, BALI’S Chief Executive and Noel Farrer of Farrer-Huxley Associates as well as the President of the Landscape Institute.

“I am delighted that Blakedown has achieved this milestone. During this time, we have built up an extensive knowledge and wealth of experience working within all sectors. It has been a pleasure to work with so many different clients and people on the numerous projects completed. This would not be possible without such a dedicated team that work at Blakedown to enable projects go from concept to completion." - CEO Steve Buckingham

Looking back at our achievements, we are so proud to be reaching this milestone anniversary and deeply appreciate all the clients and people we have met and collaborated with in the last 50 years. 

“One of the key aspects to Blakedown’s success over the years has been the ability of our staff to resolve complex design problems within projects both quickly and economically, thereby ensuring programmes and budgets are maintained for our clients” – Director Paul Hook

To commemorate our 50th year, we created a book, including fifty interesting facts about the company, details of a selection of our award-winning projects and a beautifully written foreword by Noel Farrer. If you would like to receive a copy of this book, contact angel@concretecomms.com for a copy.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and made it an evening to remember. Here’s to, at least, another 50 years of excellence.

COMING SOON: Lookout for our highlight film of the party and Crossrail roof garden! Also follow us on social media to find out more about us in 50 facts.



Chris Wellbelove