Wolseley helps out in the garden

A neglected community rose garden has been transformed thanks to the Integrated Services division of plumbers merchant group Wolseley, working with its partners.

Wolseley helps out in the garden

The garden at Fry House, a transition house which offers accommodation to homeless people and those without an address who are searching for work, received a complete outdoor makeover when 20 members of staff at Lend Lease gave up a day of their time to make the old rose garden blossom again.

Teams worked hard to re-plant rose bushes, which were first put into the ground in the late 1970s, cut back overgrowth and lay anti-weed mesh. A new perimeter fence and paving stones, all supplied by Wolseley’s Integrated Services, were also laid, creating an outdoor space for all residents of Fry House to use and enjoy.

Nikki Corbett, branch manager at Aston Integrated Services, said: “We were pleased to be able to take the pressure off of Lend Lease and supply and deliver all the materials needed for the garden transformation.

“All of our Integrated Services branches try to get involved with the communities we work in and also support our customers’ charity initiatives, and seeing the end result – a beautiful garden – was fantastic.”

Integrated Services is a specialist division within Wolseley UK, offering bespoke integrated supply chain solutions, including stores management and procurement models, to clients responsible for large residential social housing estates, major construction projects and off-site construction.


About Fiona Russell-Horne

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