Haskins updates Dorset outlet with improved food facilities

A £700,000 refurbishment of Haskins Garden Centres' Ferndown branch in Dorset is due to start in August with a completion date of late September.

The redevelopment work is in addition to the £2.5m expansion of the restaurant, which will double capacity to 400 (HW, 13 March). The work on the restaurant is due to be completed in October, with new features including a coffee bar, pizza oven and a daily carvery.

Haskins Garden Centres managing director Julian Winfield said the store's redevelopment is not just cosmetic. He said: "The centre's internal layout will be greatly improved to meet the demand from our customers.

"The centre of attraction will continue to be an ever-growing selection of houseplants with new display benches and signage."

Winfield said the company is working hard to avoid disruption to its customers and the centre's £9m annual turnover.

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