Dobbies garden centres may open in Londonderry

Garden centre chain Dobbies could open a store in Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

Dobbies Lisburn garden centre - image: Dobbies
Dobbies Lisburn garden centre - image: Dobbies

Dobbies has 28 stores in the UK and has reportedly viewed a number of potential sites in and around the city including a green field site at Campsie.

Property director Stuart Wright said:

"As we continue forward with our expansion plans to grow our garden centre business, we are looking at a number of potential sites across the UK, including a number of different sites in Northern Ireland."

In September 2010, Dobbies opened their first store in Northern Ireland, a £9m centre at Lisburn.

Dobbies has plans to have 100 centres by 2018.


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