Frosts and Glendoick win garden centre permissions

Malcolm Scott Consultants (MSC) has obtained planning permission on behalf of a Buckinghamshire garden centre to construct a covered walkway at the site and a Scottish centre for a restaurant extension.


Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands asked the consultancy to oversee the application to Milton Keynes Council which requested permission to install a 400m² open-sided canopy.

Tracy Hubbard of MSC said: "This structure has been designed to make a customer-friendly ‘corridor’ between Frosts’ existing garden centre building and its recently approved sales building. The centre is already a successful site, but with garden centres being year-round attractions, the business recognised that such a canopy, which will both link the two separate buildings and provide shelter in adverse weather conditions, would improve customers’ experience at the centre and drive repeat business."

The structure has been designed by Fordingbridge and will be installed later this year.

James Frost, managing director of Frosts Garden Centre, said: ""We are delighted that MSC's wealth of experience has benefitted the centre further and are confident the canopy will boost visits and sales further."

Meanwhile, Malcolm Scott Consultants has obtained planning permission for alterations and extensions to the award winning Glendoick Garden Centre near Perth. 

The proposals, submitted to Perth and Kinross Council, saw the business given the green light for an additional 340sq m of floor-space within the garden centre’s restaurant.  

Chris Primett of MSC, said: "Restaurants have become a fundamental part of garden centre trade, and Glendoick’s has grown significantly over the past few years, and has a marked effect on the business’ bottom line

"The business asked us to oversee this planning application in order to meet an increased demand from customers, and the resulting extension will enable a further 150 covers."

MSC has a proven track record in obtaining planning permission, and the team put together a solid proposal to enable expansion of the already successful restaurant further.

Jane Cox of Glendoick Garden Centre thanked the MSC team for their hard work in obtaining the consent, and said: "This is good news indeed. We are delighted that the extension has been given the green light by the council and look forward to being able to cater to the additional demand we’ve enjoyed in recent months."

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