Glendale retains Lewisham contract for further 10 years

Glendale Grounds Management has been reappointed to its flagship contract at the London Borough of Lewisham.

The contract is a significant win for the company after losing its work at the London Borough of Camden to Connaught. The 10-year deal was discussed at the council's overview and scrutiny committee meeting on 17 November.

Parkwood Holdings executive chairman Tony Hewitt told HW it meant a lot to the firm, which owns Glendale. "It is our flagship contract in the South East and London," he said. "It was the first real partnership contract in the country and we are delighted to have won it again."

The firm picked up a Horticulture Week Landscape & Amenity Award for partnering in 2007 based on its relationship with Lewisham. The council's green space regeneration manager Martin Hyde and Glendale regional director Adrian Wickham work closely on the contract.

Glendale is tasked with delivering 20 green flags in the borough by 2020 - up from 10 this year.

The value of the contract has not been finalised, but it was estimated at £35m in tender documents. Hewitt confirmed that it would be worth around £4m a year but was likely to vary depending on the work required.

"There is always a fear you won't win back a contract, but ultimately we were the successful party," he said. "London is a very competitive marketplace."

Glendale has also picked up a contract valued at almost £3.9m with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. It beat four other bidders to win the five-year deal.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next



Masses of colourful tubular flowers can give these plants a substantial presence in the border, says Miranda Kimberley.

Tomorrow's tractors

Tomorrow's tractors

These machines have advanced rapidly over recent years but what does the future hold? Sally Drury looks ahead.

Tractors - Maintenance models

Tractors - Maintenance models

The tractors chosen by professionals across the sector reflect the best features, backup and support on offer, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space

Read Noel Farrer