Johnsons of Whixley to supply Grace Landscapes' Glasgow Fort job

Plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley has secured a new contract with Grace Landscapes to provide more than 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants as part of a landscape upgrade scheme at Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre in Scotland.

Tony Coles, Johnsons of Whixley's senior amenity sales manager. Image: Supplied
Tony Coles, Johnsons of Whixley's senior amenity sales manager. Image: Supplied

Johnsons secured the five-figure contract following a competitive tender issued by West Yorkshire- and North East-based Grace Landscapes in March this year.

The contract grow order will see Johnsons' wholesale commercial division supply over 7,500 plants via Grace Landscapes to Glasgow Fort's contracted landscape architect, Macgregor Smith, who is leading on creating a new landscape identity for the shopping centre with a project value of £15m.

Johnsons is now in the process of growing and sourcing young plants to be supplied in July and August of this year.

Tony Coles, senior amenity sales manager at Johnsons of Whixley, said: "We are delighted to have secured this contract following a competitive tender. We were chosen by Grace Landscapes due to our competitive pricing and reputation in the industry for the quality of plants we are able to provide."

Darren Hardman, regional contracts manager (North East) at Grace Landscapes, added: "We have worked with Johnsons of Whixley for a number of years, and as such we are aware of their expertise in sourcing the highest quality plants for use in landscape upgrade projects such as Glasgow Fort. We look forward to working with the team at Johnsons on this exciting project."

Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre is the number one ranked outdoor shopping and leisure venue in Scotland, with a catchment area covering more than 1.8m people with a line-up of retail and leisure outlets covering over 800,000sq ft.

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