Mountain Warehouse opens in purpose-built unit at Wyevale Woodbridge Garden Centre

Mountain Warehouse has opened a new stand-alone store within a purpose-built retail building at Wyevale, Woodbridge Garden Centre in Suffolk.

First Franchise, which facilitated the development, says there is a trend for garden centres to erect purpose-built units such as this to benefit from garden centre's free parking, affluent customer base and day out experience.

Mountain Warehouse has installed similar stores into Andover and Woodlands Nurseries outlets operated by The Garden Centre Group as they continue to roll out their new store openings within garden centres.  

Both were also let from plan with the unit completed to an agreed specification and erected with the purpose of bringing complementary retailers to the site.

The store is located off the garden centre car park, visible as customers enter the main garden centre entrance found at the bottom of the plantarea.

First Franchise MD Keith McIntyre said: "Working with both landlord and tenant on this site was an excellent project to be involved in. The use of purpose-built bespoke units to accommodate where there is limited internal space, represents the way forward for the development of all garden centres’ development.

"Mountain Warehouse have been behind the project since we put forward the plan and the finish of both the unit and fit is superb. We look forward to developing more of these purpose built units with garden centres as it is an initiative applicable to all."


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