Dobbies submits plans for garden centre in Peterborough

Dobbies has submiited plans for a £8m Dobbies Garden Centre, in Cygnet Park, Hampton, Peterborough to Peterborough City Council.

If approved, the centre could bring 120 new jobs, including both part-time and full-time positions, to the area.

Construction work could start by spring 2011 and the centre could open in the autumn.

Stuart Wright, director of property at Dobbies, said: "Our Serpentine Garden World will bring over 120 jobs to Peterborough and will encourage an environmentally-friendly approach to 21st century living where all the family can enjoy planting and growing.

"We want to help boost the local economy in a sustainable way by providing jobs for local people. We will also be working with Cambridgeshire suppliers to fill our Farm Food hall shelves, feature on the menu of our restaurant and provide the huge range of gardening and plant products."

Dobbies, who run 25 centres across the UK, say the new garden centre will be built on an 3.5ha site and try to be environmentally friendly with energy efficient lighting and a recycled water system.

Residents will be able to view Dobbies' plans for the site at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Hampton, Peterborough on 23 June from 2pm to 8pm.

Van Hage opened a new garden centre in Peterborough earlier this year as part of the £25m Peterborough Garden Park.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business planning - Demand management

Business planning - Demand management

Seasonal demand may be inevitable but peaks and troughs can be managed to minimise business impact, Neville Stein explains.

Is local 'reveg' a commercial opportunity in the UK?

Is local 'reveg' a commercial opportunity in the UK?

Botanist Dr Trevor Dines suggests there are commercial opportunities for local seed supply in the UK.

What next for Bunnings UK after massive write-down?

What next for Bunnings UK after massive write-down?

Australian analysts suggest Wesfarmers could pull out of the UK following the continued woes of Bunnings/Homebase UK & Ireland, but is there a way forward for the 250-store DIY/garden centre group?


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES 2017

See our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

Read latest articles

PLANT SUPPLIERS GUIDE

Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers
 

Download your copy