The exciting venture for our new client Neame Lea began last month and will be completed over two months. The programme of works includes a new mezzanine floor and viewing windows to the inside operational area which bridges into a new greenhouse facility, which will become the largest in Europe.
Our design team worked closely with our client on bringing their vision to life. The project includes the creation of two floors of office, reception, staff canteen and bistros, display areas and rooms, new toilets on all floors, new staircases, meeting rooms and a glass atrium.
We will also be installing a bespoke reception desk and also supply and installation of new office, canteen, breakout and meeting room furniture. Our fit-out team will be providing new partitioning, doors and frames, glazing, floor coverings, windows as well as supplying power and data, suspended and MF ceilings, lighting, toilets, showers and decoration.
One key design feature is the installation of a product wall within the display area to allow the client to showcase their company products to prospective customers.
WorkBox director, Stuart Thacker, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Neame Lea Nurseries on this expansion. Our team relished the challenge of incorporating their needs and vision and adding lots of our own exciting new design features.”
Neame Lea Nurseries is the UK’s leading ornamental plant supplier, providing attractive outdoor plants to retailers, garden centres and DIY chains and unique indoor flowers to retailers and wholesalers, all year round.
The company is part of the Bridge Farm Group, responsible for producing some of the UK’s best quality outdoor plants, culinary herbs, flowers and stems at the lowest cost. The group was recently bought by Canada’s Sundial Growers, a licenced cannabis grower that produces the drug for medicinal and medicinal uses. The site is to be expanded to an estimated 3.8 million sq ft, making it one of the biggest fully automated growing structures in Europe.