Garden & Leisure links with Waitrose

Garden & Leisure is set to rebuild its Shrewsbury Percy Thrower garden centre with Waitrose anchoring a new development to the site.

Waitrose has bought land at the site from Garden & Leisure, and in a "one-off deal with a garden centre" is to build a supermarket on the land with a new garden centre built alongside.

Waitrose said:

"Garden & Leisure and Waitrose are in discussions to redevelop the existing garden centre in Oteley Road, which would bring new investment and a significant number of new jobs to the town.

"The proposal will include a new state-of- the-art Percy Throwers garden centre and a new neighbourhood centre anchored by a Waitrose food store designed to complement our new convenience store which opened last week in Pride Hill. We are continuing to develop plans so we can bring them forward and give the local community the opportunity to provide their feedback."

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