Redrow South East, Sunningdale
TCL were appointed to assist in the transformation of Redrow South East, Sunningdale Sales Complex, Herne Bay.
To design a sales complex, complete with front and rear gardens to 3 different style show homes, a Sales Centre and large car park area. Each rear garden required different features and elements for interest, along with a traditional wavy pathway to the fronts in keeping with the Redrow theme.
We created a unique design from scratch with our designer taking a hands on approach and personally selecting plants from the nursery to ensure they met with Redrow’s high expectations as well as overseeing the installation process, also carried out by TCL, to ensure the seamless transition from design through to successful implementation. Our team has many years of experience in designing and implementing sales areas for Redrow and as a valued client, we always aim to surpass their expectations. We make sure we keep them updated every step of the way and hold progress meetings on a weekly basis throughout the installation process.
Feature trees, ornamental planting, topiary, seasonal bedding, natural stone paving, trellis are just some features we incorporated to create height, structure and interest. Every garden was to be distinct, with a different patio area in each, ranging from the gravel block edge with a bespoke Pergola, to a modern grey, composite decked seating area and contemporary slate paving. And yet cohesion was still maintained through common features from the buxus hedge and mixed ornamental planting to the granite plank pathways linking each garden and tying everything together.
There were challenges with this project despite our team making it look easy!
As you will see from our early day installation photo above our team were working in very wet, boggy conditions, not to mention strong winds from a storm we experienced at the end of February. We incorporated sand in with the topsoil to help absorb some of the water and there was nothing we could about the the wind except persevere.
Another issue we faced was the exceptionally large frontage which made getting materials to the areas needed difficult and time consuming.
In the week prior to the sales launch we were told the ground workers would be lifting the wavy path to reposition it which meant our landscaping install would be delayed as a result.
Despite the challenges and tight deadlines we completed our installation on time, with a quality finish that has produced some excellent feedback from our client.
‘‘Working with TCL has made the challenge of creating a large sales area, easy. They provide a single point of contact for the whole process from design through to completion and continue to surpass expectations and meet our tight deadlines.
We have already had a great response from our customers, the landscaping really shows off our beautiful collection of homes and creates the impact and wow factor that we need.”
Stuart Galloway, Area Sales Manager, Redrow South Eas