£540k contract for new office development of UK’s largest amenity grower


The UK’s largest grower of trees and shrubs for the amenity and commercial markets will soon begin a £540k development for new office space.

The building division of North Midland Construction (NM Group) will be taking on the project in Uppingham Road, in Thurnby, Leicester, for James Coles & Sons (Nurseries) Ltd.

Work is due to begin imminently on the new office development and it is anticipated that it will be completed by June this year.

James Coles and Sons (Nurseries) Ltd supply stock nationwide via their own delivery system to a variety of clients, including landscapers, garden designers, wholesale nurseries and local authorities.

Their product range includes Trees, Shrubs, Hedging stock as well as Herbaceous, Bamboo and Grasses.

For over 100 years Coles have supplied the Landscape trade with stock commonly used for projects ranging from new housing developments and business parks, to the creation of show gardens and gardens belonging to private individuals.

The business operates across seven production sites, totaling more than 500 acres. This gives them the capacity to grow more than 1.2 million trees and 2.4 million shrubs on a yearly basis.

Their head office is based in Thurnby, and houses a propagation unit, dispatch yard and retail plant centre, which provides space for around 250,000 container shrubs and five acres of glasshouse.

“This is our first time working with James Coles and Sons (Nurseries) Ltd and we are delighted to have been awarded such an exciting contract,” said Nick Banks, operations director of the building division of NM Group.

“They are a hugely influential in the UK market and we are pleased to be helping with the development of their offices and aiding in the business’s overall growth.”