Skelton Lakes Service Station in Leeds is like no other Service Station. With innovative designs, a twisting living roof, and unique landscape features, this service station has class and quality written all over it.
The new Yorkshire service station cost in excess of £60 million to build and includes a business centre, food and drinks outlets and a visitor area with a lakeside viewing deck.
Brambledown Landscapes were tasked with the soft landscaping for the new service station which had to tie in with the natural environment of the nearby Skelton Lake and Gardens.
Brambledown constructed natural landscaping throughout the 30-acre service station site which includes a living green roof and 1000’s of plants.
Johnsons of Whixley supplied more than 25,000 plants for the landscaping scheme, including more than 3,900 Persicaria ‘Darjeeling Red’, 3,600 Carpinus betulus, 2,800 crataegus monogyna and 1,100 Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’.
Also incorporated in the scheme was the planting of over 400 trees, with varieties including over 60 Acer camp. ‘Streetwise’, 120 Betula pendula, 60 Alnus glutinosa and 45 Pinus sylvestris.
The development will form part of a ‘Green corridor’ linking Grade 1 listed Temple Newsam House to the north and Rothwell Country Park to the south.
Skelton Lakes is now open and aims to bring a new concept of the motorway service station to Yorkshire, with unprecedented levels of design set in acres of gardens.