Hawkesmill expands production as turnover rises

Warwickshire-based Hawkesmill Nurseries is expanding production and constructing a new dispatch building following a 19 per cent rise in turnover last year.

With the help of Malcolm Scott Consultants, the wholesale nursery has obtained two planning permissions from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council for the construction of a 750sq m dispatch building at its Honily Road site and phase two of development works at its Fen End Road site.

Planning for the first phase of development works - 2,400sq m of production polytunnels, a plant standing out area and staff cabin - was granted in October 2008. Phase two comprises the construction of 4,890sq m of glasshouses and two irrigation tanks.

Nursery owner Richard Evans said: "The first part of works will be the dispatch building. We have outgrown our current facility due to the increases in orders."

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