Commercial landscaping company Kings Landscapes has gone into administration as of 14 October. The Milton-Keynes based company, which was established 18 years ago, says “commercial pressures” were behind the decision.
Managing director David Houghton says that delays in supply and payments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant its client base were unable to pay on time which left Kings Landscapes also falling behind on payments.
Before closing its doors, Kings Landscapes completed all its existing contracts and the majority of its staff have gone on to find other work. David Houghton will continue in the commercial sector as a consultant and advisor, but his main focus going forward will be on “green solutions in design and build”, such as green roofs, living walls and natural swimming pools.
Within the past two decades, Kings Landscapes has been behind prolific developments in London such as Royal Wharf and has won multiple BALI National Landscape Awards. David says the decision to go into administration was “disappointing, and we’re sad to say goodbye to the staff, but at the end of the day we had no choice.”