Mickleover Garden Centre to make way for special school

Mickleover Garden Centre in Derby is to be demolished to make way for a school for children with autism.

The 2.4ha centre is to be demolished so that Pendleton Investments, which owns the site, can build the £6 million school.

The site was formerly known as Grangecraft Garden Centre but that business closed in 2005, resulting in the loss of 41 jobs.
Barrie Osborne and sons Graeme and Robert took over the site in November that year and reopened it as Mickleover Garden Centre.

Graeme Osborne told Horticulture Week he is looking for a new site in the area.

The Osbornes will continue their internet businesses, stoneandgarden.co.uk and garden4less.co.uk.

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