Brigg Garden Center set to expand with new cafe and shops

Brigg Garden Center is set to accommodate a new café and shops through an extension project.

Plans have been submitted for a two-storey extension to the popular garden center at the front of the building. The ground floor will feature 861 square meters of new commercial space, while the upper floor will be a cafe including a balcony with an awning.

The tent currently selling garden products in front of the store will be removed. The car park will also be reconfigured to include a dedicated bus stop for Hornsby’s No. 92 service. He currently visits the site three days a week, which will provide a safe drop-off point.

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The expansion will bring more job opportunities to the garden centre, which is already one of Brigg’s biggest employers. It is estimated that another 15 full-time jobs and another 15 part-time jobs will be created. The changes will mean there will be a total loss of approximately 50 parking spaces. Plans indicate that the changes are focused on improving the customer experience.

“Like all retail establishments, the garden center must grow to keep up with the ever-changing environment and retail market, especially given the recent and ongoing COVID-19 situation. Ultimately, the proposal aims to maintain and enhance this existing rural business, which is a key service/facility/destination in the region and a major rural employer,” he says.

The designs do not show how many new retailers are expected to occupy the new retail space. The cafe already has a restaurant and cafe, as well as an outdoor clothing store, Mountain Warehouse, Maidenhead Aquatics, a bridal shop, a florist, a Cotton Traders clothing store, a hot tub shop and a salon. of beauty.

The application was submitted by operator British Gardens Centers to West Lindsey District Council.