April 22, 2022 1.00 pm

Brigg Garden Centre extension to include new shops and cafe

There would be 30 new jobs created

By Local Democracy Reporter

Brigg Garden Centre is set to welcome a new cafe and shops thanks to a proposed extension.

Plans have been submitted for a two-storey extension for the popular garden centre at the front of the building.

The ground floor will have 861 square metres of new retail space, while the upper floor will be a cafe, including a balcony with a canopy.

The marquee currently selling garden centre goods in front of the store will be removed.

The car park will also be reconfigured to include a dedicated bus stop for Hornsby’s No 92 service. It currently visits the site three days a week, and this will provide a safe drop-off point.

The extension will bring more employment opportunities to the garden centre, which is already one of Brigg’s biggest employers. It is estimated another 15 full-time and 15 part-time jobs will be created.

Proposed extension and car park changes at Brigg Garden Centre.

The changes will mean there will be a total loss of around 50 car parking spaces.

The plans say the changes are focused on improving the customer experience.

“Like all retail establishments, the garden centre needs to develop to keep up with the ever- changing retail environment and market especially given the recent and ongoing COVID-19 situation. Ultimately, the proposal seeks to maintain and enhance this existing rural business, which is a key service/facility/destination in the area and an important rural employer,” it says,

Designs don’t show how many new retailers are expected to occupy the new shopping space.

The cafe already boasts one restaurant and a coffee shop, as well as a Mountain Warehouse outdoor clothing store, Maidenhead Aquatics, a bridal shop, a florist, Cotton Traders clothing shop, a hot tub shop and a beauty salon.

The application has been submitted by operator British Gardens Centres to West Lindsey District Council.