Construction work has completed on an extension at Laylocks Garden Centre near Worcester.
Garden centre consultancy Malcolm Scott Consultants worked with the Bromyard Road centre to secure permission for the 470m² extension, and manager Hannah Warr said that she was thrilled that the work had been completed ahead of schedule, particularly in light of the terrible weather conditions the region endured throughout February.
Further to securing planning permission on behalf of the centre, MSC worked alongside the Laylocks team to agree space allocations and layouts in order to maximise footfall and increase turnover.
Andrew Burton, Retail and Operations specialist at MSC, said: “We are delighted to have been so closely involved in this project and we look forward to continuing to work with Hannah and the team to advance the centre’s business plan further in the coming years.
“This extension to the indoor sales area brings a significantly larger retail footprint to the centre, which we are confident will now help Laylocks in reaching its full potential and see sales increase.”
Hannah said: “I could not be happier with the finished result. February has seen the region battered by storms and floods, which have had a devastating impact on the industry as a whole, so to have this extension delivered on time is a wonderful achievement and has filled our whole team with positivity about the months and years ahead.
“The extension will help both our business and the local community. As the first stage of our longer-term goal, it aims to maintain Laylocks’ strength as a quality garden centre growing much of its own plants, while increasing retail ranges, improving the ambience of the centre and providing our customers with an improved shopping experience,” she added.
Laylocks is a family-operated business, with Hannah’s father Martin having built up the centre since 1973.
The new-look shopping experience will be officially unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 21st.