One of the UK’s largest commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley, has been contracted by Kingston Landscape Group to supply thousands of plants to a substantial £1 billion inner-city redevelopment in north west London.
The Yorkshire and London-based duo came together to work on Colindale Gardens, a huge luxury redevelopment in Barnet.
The renovation by one of Britain’s largest housebuilders, Redrow, includes the building of 2,900 new one to four-bedroom homes surrounded by nine acres, as well as a cycle paths, walkways, cafes, a shopping plaza, school, restaurants and a resident-only gym in Colindale.
It’s a project that has seen Kingston Landscape Group win a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) 2018 award in the category of ‘Soft Landscaping Construction (Non-Domestic) – cost between £300k and £1.5m’ and be shortlisted for two Association of Professional Landscapers awards in the ‘Soft Landscaping and Commercial Garden’ category.
The Twickenham-based firm contracted Johnsons to supply over £90,000 worth of plants including more than 5,000 herbaceous plants, nearly 7,000 shrubs (including 2L, 5L and 10L plants), over 900 hedging plants and some instant hedging.
Tony Coles, senior amenity sales manager at Johnsons of Whixley, said: “We relished the opportunity to provide a high level of service and product quality for this scheme. It was particularly pleasing to hear that the project has been commended by BALI and that it will be showcased at the BALI awards. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Kingston Landscape Group over the coming months and years.”
Abigail Evans, director of Kingston Landscape Group, said: “Redrow required us to complete a large amount of work in a short space of time. To enable us to achieve this, it was paramount that plant deliveries arrived on time, were true to spec and the correct amount. Johnsons delivered on this which contributed to the overall success of the contract along with the organisation and strong team work between us and Redrow on-site.”
Redrow has also invested £11 million into the Colindale Underground Station and Northern Line to support the new development.