Tree puts rail passengers in the Christmas spiritDec 08, 2013
The 13-metre high tree is pictured at St Pancras Station in London after workers from Frosts Landscapes in Woburn Sands spent five nights decorating the tree with more than 8,000 light bulbs, 1 kilometre of ribbon and hundreds of iconic Fortnum & Mason hampers.
The project required the use of two specialist spider cranes, a fork lift truck, two 60ft mobile platforms, a structural engineer for the stand, flame-retardant specialists and crane and transport professionals.
It also involved eight weeks of meticulous planning with Network Rail, High Speed One and the retailer, which has opened its new store at the station.
Frosts Landscapes managing director Ken White said: “It is considered an honour that Fortnum & Mason entrusted us with this important and very public task.
"The tree was erected in the shortest time to give the public the wow factor and the finished tree is stunning for visitors to the Capital and for commuters over the Christmas holidays.”
Frosts Landscapes has been working with Fortnum & Mason for over eight years.
Mr White said: “The opening of the St Pancras store is a milestone for the brand as it is their first new store for more than 300 years, making our involvement a particularly poignant one.”