Landscape firm goes bust as credit crunch bites

Landscape design and build firm Landscape Contract Designs (LCD) of York has gone into administration.

Landscape Contract Designs is believed to have been affected by the credit crunch.

A former member of staff, who did not wish to be named, said: "It got down to the credit crunch with people holding back money.

"If firms can hold onto their money a bit longer now they will do. It is a shame LCD has gone under."

The firm was headed up by Simon Prince and principal landscape architect Clare Jenkerson.

A total of 17 office staff plus 30 direct labour staff were laid off from LCD, which carried out landscape architecture work, as well as construction of projects.

A further 30 sub-contractors are also affected.

Administrator PKF (UK) has been appointed in the High Court, Manchester Registry.  

Following industry confusion, a BALI representative told HW that similarly named LDC of Guildford, a landscaping company, is still very much in business and thriving.
LDC has been a BALI member since 1986 and offers landscape construction, project management, grounds maintenance and landscape design.

LDC is keen to reassure its customers and prospective clients that its business has never been healthier and that the two companies, despite sharing similar names, are in no way linked.

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