BSkyB Headquarters West London

BSkyB Headquarters West London


BSkyB Headquarters at Isleworth, West London




230 Semi-mature and one super semi-mature Oak tree at 90-100cm girth, 29,000 shrubs, herbaceous plants and grasses

Hillier Project Manager:

James Alexander

Plant Production:

Andlers Ash Field Grown Nursery, Broadmead Container Nursery, and Brentry Wholesale Plants

Deliveries Made:


There were 65 deliveries made in total over four phases.

The Brief

BSkyB were creating three state-of-the-art buildings at their Isleworth headquarters in West London to promote the well-being, creativity and productivity of thousands of employees. The total project, a regeneration of the old Harrods warehouse industrial site, consisted of a 31,000-square metre mixed-used office and studio hub, a fully-equipped health and fitness centre and a 3,600-square metre timber frame building that would become home to the Sky academy.

They wanted a partner who could collaborate with them as a ‘one-stop-shop’, a single supplier to provide all the trees and plants they needed.


Over a period of almost a year, we supplied 230 semi-mature trees and one super semi-mature Oak. All trees underwent containerisation at our dedicated container nursery and were cared for in our exclusive ‘Contract Potting’ area. Each tree was tagged by the Landscape Architect, either at our field or container nurseries, ensuring straightforward identification and accurate planting at the designated site.

In addition to trees, Hillier delivered approximately 29,000 shrubs, herbaceous plants, and grasses from our plant nurseries. There were 65 deliveries made in total over four phases.

Horticultural Skills

Given the extensive and varied assortment of trees and plants supplied, it was crucial to choose suitable varieties for each location. Working closely with the Landscape Architect, we ensured the selection of plants tailored to the specific soil pH of each site. Additionally, we provided guidance and assistance on planting techniques throughout the entirety of the project.

Project Summary

This was an exciting regeneration project, that required supply of a large number of trees and plants in a relatively short timeframe. The landscaping was successfully completed within the specified time limits set by the client. The crux of this project’s success lay in adept project management, entailing close collaboration with the client, Landscape Contractor and Landscape Architect.

Tree Factfile

Some of the key tree varieties selected for this project were:

  • Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
    Chosen for its superb autumn colour.
  • Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
    Chosen for its superb autumn colour.
  • Super-Semi-Mature Oak
    A statement tree for instant impact at 90-100cm girth.

Our Value

  • Ability to provide a comprehensive range of trees, along with plants and landscaping services as needed.
  • Experienced with large-scale projects, providing effective project management and support.

Key Trees

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’ commonly known as Worplesdon sweetgum, is a deciduous tree selected by Rowland Jackman …

Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’

Acer x freemanii is a cultivar from a naturally forming hybrid between Acer rubrum and …

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Sandra Goldie, Business Development Manager at idverde said of the project;

“In this Avenue pilot project, successful partnership between the client, Glasgow City Council, idverde Ltd and Hillier Trees, demonstrated the importance and harmony of expert design and planning, civil engineering innovation and structural design in achieving a sustainable urban greening and flood protection vision.”