Mona Plant System installed at exclusive Leeds Hotel

Mona Plant System installed at exclusive Leeds Hotel

The Dakota Deluxe hotel in Leeds is the latest addition to the luxury Dakota hotel chain formed by Malmaison Hotel founder Ken McCulloch based out of Scotland. Opened in May 2017, the hotel is aimed at business travellers and guests that enjoy luxury hotels, it boasts a bar and grill restaurant in addition to a cocktail bar.

The Dakota hotel is the focal point of the £25m facelift of the Bond Court area of Leeds city centre, the interior and exterior of the hotel is finished to the highest possible standard, reflecting the image of the hotel and surrounding development.

Green-tech was commissioned by Grace Landscapes to supply essential lightweight growing medium and the Mona Irrigation System to support the containerised planting surrounding the hotel. 20m3 of Green-tree Intensive growing media was installed into the project, specifically selected for its water-holding properties plus its excellent aeration and fertility qualities make it ideal for planting in containers and planters.  The growing media is a blend of lightweight aggregate and award-winning Green-tree topsoil making it ideal for establishing plants and shrubs in harsh urban environments.

The advanced and well-proven Mona Irrigation System was incorporated into the planting scheme to assist with the early development of the shrubs and plants installed outside the hotel. The Mona system offers a subterranean irrigation solution that ensures essential water and nutrients are delivered in the correct quantity to the roots of the plants and shrubs. Mona tanks are installed at the base of a planter or plant pot where they act as a reservoir, holding water and letting the plant feed naturally to its own cycle. Over 70 Mona Tanks were installed in the planters that surround the impressive entrance to the Dakota hotel.

Richard Gill, Head of Sales at Green-tech Ltd commented:

‘The Dakota Hotel is an impressive development in the centre of Leeds, we were only too pleased to be asked to supply our very own manufactured products to the project. The Mona system has been installed on many interior and exterior landscaping projects worldwide, it is a discreet yet effective system that doesn’t require any mechanical or electrical input and is proven to work alongside the plant’s own needs. ‘

Grace Landscapes added:

‘We have worked with Green-tech for a number of years on both large commercial landscaping projects and interior projects, the Green-tree growing media and Mona Plant System were obvious choices for the team having been proven on past jobs.’  

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