Over the last few months we have been busy in the background compiling tender documents, as anyone who is involved in this sort of process will know that this then leads to a lot of breath holding, but we are pleased to announce that with providing clear and detailed estimates we have so far been awarded two fantastic contracts this autumn.
The first is a project at Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield. Ashgate Hospice is an independent registered charity that provides specialist palliative care (care to relieve pain rather than cure) both at the Hospice and within the community, for adults and their families across North Derbyshire. We are delighted to be involved with the further development of the garden for a hospice that provides so much care and comfort. Garden designer Chris Parsons has produced plans that will see the implementation of a new sociable walled garden that will be used for functions and by the patients, their families and visitors. The area comprises of a large lawn, meandering pathway and low maintenance planting which utilises the grounds current trees and features. Currently grounds are being marked and excavation work commenced earlier this month.
The second will be started during the October half term (Today!), as this will be at Oakham School, Rutland. Designer Bunny Guinness has created a new courtyard area comprising a fantastic feature focal point for the use of all students, lecturers and visitors alike. We have been looking forward to the project commencing and are going to be having a very intense fortnight of work to reach the first deadline which is to have three sides of the courtyard excavated, hardcored, laid and pointed before the students return from the half term break.
As we progress the camera will be in action and we will be updating our portfolio page to show you the anticipated results, but you can also follow the action on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the icons.