Lincolnshire’s popular garden center set to expand

New shops and a café are offered at the Brigg Garden Center as part of measures to expand the offer. 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.

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.

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The planning statement reads: “Like all retail establishments, the garden center must grow to keep pace with the ever-changing environment and retail market, particularly given the recent and current situation. Ultimately, the proposal aims to maintain and improve this existing rural business, which is a key service/facility/destination in the region and a significant rural employer.

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.