Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd North East are Constructionline, Achilles Building Confidence Level 4 and CHAS accredited for Hard Landscaping and Construction works.

Brambledown Contracts Group Ltd based in Durham, Northumberland & Yorkshire, offer a wide range of Commercial Civils, Hard Landscaping skills, Fencing, Tarmac Surfacing, Block Paving, Lighting, Streetworks, Groundworks, Drainage, Pin Kerbs, Footpaths and much more. Brambledown North East Contractors are Constructionline registered and can cover schemes ranging from £2,000 - £4 million in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Cumbria, County Durham, Teesside, Middlesbrough, Stockton & Yorkshire. Brambledown Landscapes North East have provided a comprehensive Commercial External Works Service for over 42 years which incorporates Groundworks, Hard & Soft Landscaping aswell as Street Furniture installation, Fencing, Walling, Tarmac works, Pathways, Kerbing & Paving aswell as Play Area constrction and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA'S) to compliment our large Sportground Construction Department. Our Commercial Hard Landscaping & Civils schemes have won many National Construction & External Works Awards dating back to 1972.

Brambledown have a policy of groth via a highly skilled Internal Workforce of approximately 90 Full Time Staff, with a wide range of Commercial Civils, Groundworks and Surfacing equipment and machinery.

Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd North East, part of the Brambledown Contracts Group Ltd have a 42 year history of producing very large Groundwork, Civils & Hard Landscaping schemes in The North of England & have won 2 National Considerate Constructors Awards, in 2009 & 2012 because of our expertise and skill level in Hard Landscaping. This Placed Brambledown in te top 7% of Civils Contractors in not only the North of England, but the UK as a whole. Hard Landscaping & Commercial Civils are now at the forefront of the landscape industry in a commercial setting and our previous schemes include:

  • Groundworks
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Surfacing Works
  • Carpark Construction
  • General construction
  • Drainage
  • Paving, Footpaths and Steps
  • Tarmac Works
  • Walls
  • Fences & Gates
  • Doors and window replacement
  • Carpark construction
  • Street ighting & Floodlight Construction
  • Statue erection
  • Pond & Lake works
  • Bandstand Construction
  • Sports facilities construction such as changing rooms & pavillions,
  • Road resurfacing

Brambledown's Hard Landscape Services have carried out numerous National award-winning civils & Groundworks projects for clients such as Barnes Park in Sunderland, Ampleforth College Yorkshire, Dance City Newcastle, York Sports Village Carpark, Tyne Tunnel Hard Landscaping for North Tyneside Council, Sheffield Botanical Gardens Hard Landscaping for Sheffield City Council and numerous projects for many other Local Authorities & Main Contractors across the North of England such as house revetment works to The West End of Newcastle City Centre, SAGE UK Headquarters, & St James Boulevard to name but a few.

Brambledown Groundworks UK have a huge array of own machinery such as 360 & 180 degree excavators, mini excavators, JCB's, Tractors, Surfacing equipment, heavy Rollers, scaffolding, lazer levels, Highly skilled and highly trained Groundwork, construction & civil engineering labour to complete intricate & large commercial Hard Landscaping schemes across the North of England.

Brambledown are one of only a few UK External Works / Landscape Contractors to hold Achilles Building Confidence Level 4 accreditation, placing Brambledown Landscapes in the top 5% of Nationally vetted Orgainsations in terms of Health and Safety & Quality. This is alongside Brambledown Landscapes CHAS, Constructionline & BALI accreditations.

Brambledown Pick up National Considerate Constructors Award in Edinburgh


considerate constructorsDelegates from Brambledown and Newcastle City Council headed to Edinburgh on the 17th March 2009 to receive their Bronze Award for Construction excellence. This is a major award for Brambledown and shows how far the company has diversified and become one of the leading firms in the Landscape and Construction Industry. This was illustrated by the names of some of the biggest Construction companies present in the awards brochure next to Brambledown and on stage collecting their awards. Brambledown has grown enormously over its 40 years existence and now boasts a considerable amount of experience in the construction industry. As early as 1978 we completed our first Landscape Construction project and since then we have combined the existing knowledge base with new skilled labour, selected from the very best sources around the UK.

Neil Blakelock was joined by Frank Curry (Managing Director of Brambledown) Richard Curry, Ian White, Ian Johnson, David Gibson and Eddie McGuigan to make up the Brambledown representatives. Craig Wilkinson, Graham Nisbett, John Pybus and Paul Holmes, all from Newcastle City Council, made up the rest of the Group.

The Arthurs Hill Project was around £2 Million in value and included a complete facia revitalisation to house frontages in several streets in the West End of Newcastle over a 14 month period. New doors, windows, porchways, pathways, railings, walls, drains and other ellements were included in the project.  The scheme was led by Neil Blakelock from Brambledown (who has been with the company for almost 20 years) and his team who worked tirelessly to produce an exceptional scheme. Brambledown would also like to thank Newcastle City Council for the effort they put into the scheme and the continued support we recieved throughout the project.

This National Considerate Constructors Award is testiment to the companies ability to diversify and to attract and retain some of the most skilled labour in the country from within the landscape and construction industry. This combined with an appreciation of the environment, Brambledowns strict codes of practice and working procedures, and an ability to adabt to changing market conditions enables us to build strong relationships with clients and the community to produce these types of award winning construction projects.

Macmillan College Middlesbrough

Client: Macmilan College. Consultant: Leeming Associates
Value: £250,000

The construction of sveral hundred metres of resin binded athways and large hard surfaced areas such as carpark construction formed the main bulk of the works here for Brambledown Landscape Contractors North East on Behalf of Leeming Associates Darlington. Also involved were for Brambledown were tree and shrub planting, raised timber planters, pin kerbing, ornamental planting, trip rails and instant hedging as well as grass seeding and turfing to large areas.

CASE STUDIES - Hard Landscaping

Barnard Castle Skate Park

Barnard Castle Skate Park


The young people of Barnard Castle have been working towards a skate park for some time. The project involved laying a hard surface area suitable for skating and roller blading, fenced to match the existing multi-sports pitch adjacent to the proposed site and erect a skate park.


Central Focus, Meadowell, North Shields

Client: North Tyneside Council

Redevelopment of the Meadowell area of North Shields. The levels and walls create an amphitheatre effect, while the ‘Celtic Knot’ paving is a distinctive and unique feature. This project won a BALI National Landscape award for Hard Landscaping.

Chester-Le-Street Hospital

Chester-Le-Street Hospital

Client: Robertson Construction

Extensive Hard and soft Landscaping was provided by Brambledown for the new Chester-Le-Street hospital complex. The design also included the installation of ornate courtyard gardens (below) hidden away behind the hospitals main walls. These provided a relaxation area for patients of all ages at the hospital.
Car parking facilities were provided along with pathways, entrance facilities and planting throughout the grounds.

MSCP - St James Boulevard

MSCP - St James Boulevard

Client: Newcastle City Council

Consultant: Napper Architectural Design

Main Contractor: Shepherd Construction

Multi-level, multi-material paving, raised radius planter construction, electrical ducting installation, slot & surface drainage, steps and ramps, street trees, trees and shrubs and public footpath reinstatement.

Arthurs Hill Phases 1 & 2

Arthurs Hill - Phases 1 & 2

Client: Newcastle Neighbourhood Services

Consultant: City Design

Budget: £1.5 million

External revitalisation work, brick wall demolition / rebuild, fencing / gates, block paving, concreting, drainage, footpath reinstatement, door replacements, window replacements, roofing repairs, rainwater goods, redecoration, stonework repairs, rendering, planting & turfing.

macmillan collegeMacmillan College Middlesbrough

Client: Macmillan College

Consultant: Leeming Associates

Budget: £250,000

External works to new college in Middlesbrough including resin bind pathways, raised planters, trip rails, pin curbing, carpark construction and new walkways. Also tree and shrub planting as well as brick works.