GRASSFELT GREENS LEEDS CITY CENTRE
Shoppers and workers in the busy Round Foundry area of Leeds can enjoy real grass beneath their feet this summer following the opening of a temporary green space.
Wonderwood, opened in Holbeck Urban Village recently, (the brain child of artist/architects Amenity Space and The Culture Company) is an experiment which has transformed land earmarked for future development into a temporary, urban inspired woodland clearing.
Two hundred sq metres of Lindum's Grassfelt, the company's patented strong soil- less turf growing in a felt made from recycled British textiles forms the base of the design, which includes children's' play areas, tree sculptures, murals and deck chairs. "Rather than leave an unattractive derelict site in the middle of the city Wonderwood provides a welcome, relaxing environment, especially if we have the predicted hot summer," says Lindum's MD Stephen Fell. "We were asked to supply and install a grass surface that would survive for several months on a hardcore base with some additional topsoil that could be used by a large number of people almost immediately. Grassfelt fitted the bill perfectly."
"Wonderwood has been designed to sit in, play in, lunch in or host a range of outdoor activities," Stephen continues. "Remembering how grass transformed the atmosphere in Trafalgar Square when it was laid for only two days we're sure that the sward, over a period of months will weave its magic in Leeds."
For further information contact Lindum Turf on Tel: 01904 448675 or visit their website at: www.turf.co.uk
Photographer David Foster