A team of landscape gardeners worked through the night to transform these gardens at a rundown manor house into an exclusive office campus development.
Having lain empty and neglected for more than ten years, Coleshill Manor is now transformed thanks to a #6 million refurbishment by IM Properties.
Having acquired the property in 2002, the company commissioned BEA Landscape Design and Andrew Mullins Design to create new gardens around the grade two listed building surrounded by 200 acres of tree-studded parkland.
In order to capitalise on the growing season, the landscape team led by Andrew Mullins worked through the night during the recent warm spell, using car park lighting for illumination during turf laying. The #95,000 contract, including garden design conceived by Wolverhampton based landscape architects BEA, called for 4,500sq m of turf, 150 trees and 150,000 plants. More than 50 tonnes of Cotswold gravel and 40 tonnes of rock brought in from the Welsh mountains were used to complement the planting.
Various species of trees were imported from Germany, including mountain pine, alder, siberian birch and mophead plane.
Mick Jones, commercial director of IM Properties, says: "After many years of neglect, the original gardens had virtually disappeared. Our brief to the landscape team was to return the setting back to its former glory, while taking into consideration essential elements such as car parking and pedestrian walkways."
With a history dating back to the War of the Roses, Coleshill Manor has now entered a new era as Coleshill Manor Office Campus.
The high-quality office space, either in the high Victorian Gothic style manor - complete with a lofty tower ? or in the original coach houses and walled garden, are on the market to lease or to buy.
Birmingham-based property agent Eagleton & Co is handling lettings and sales enquiries on behalf of IM Properties.