Design consultancy Pleydell Smithyman celebrates opening of garden centre projects

Design and business consultancy Pleydell Smithyman is celebrating the opening of two new garden centres it has been working on.

Coolings — Green and Pleasant, in Kent, has a strong environmental focus and an ethical approach to delivering gardening in a stylish new "glulam" timber building.

The Mains of Drum Garden Centre, a brand new venture near Aberdeen, is a traditional stone building with a tower set within Royal Deeside. It will major on the tourist market.

Director Paul Pleydell said: "They are a long way apart geographically and in character, but with a shared objective of commercial success."

Director Andrew Hughes added: "These have been great projects to work on, supporting our clients in delivering distinctive, attractive and, above all, commercially based projects. Our team at Pleydell Smithyman has provided specialist advice on planning, architecture, retail design and catering as well as full corporate design for the Mains of Drum Garden Centre."

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