A state of the art redevelopment is on the cards for Notcutts garden centre in Pembury, Tunbridge Wells in spring 2014.
The redevelopment is being designed to "harness the natural beauty of the current site" with plants and gardening to be placed at the heart of the customer shopping experience. This is reflective, says Notcutts, of the garden centre business' great horticultural heritage and traditional values.
Construction on the new centre is due to being in June 2013, and while this is happening a temporary garden centre will occupy the site to minimise disruption to customers. The temporary site will feature an on-site coffee shop.
The new site will include two 'living' walls to inspire local gardeners, as well as a large canopy covered planteria to ensure an enjoyable shopping experience whatever the weather.
Sustainability is also high on the agenda for Notcutts, with the Pembury redevelopment incorporating solar energy technology, as well as a rainwater harvesting tank and borehole to help with the irrigation of the site during drier months.
The new 220 seat Notcutts restaurant will provide access to an outdoor terrace, with a children's play area as well as a new food hall where customers can sample and purchase local produce. The new look centre will also feature a pet department which while house small animals, pet food and equipment.
Notcutts chief executive Andy King said: "We're incredibly excited to be sharing our future vision for Notcutts with the redevelopment of our Pembury garden centre - our jewel in the crown garden centre just for the people of Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area."