Bents Garden Centre in Glazebury has?just opened the latest phase in its expansion, launching?six new retail departments. Bents started up this phase last year together with the Dutch building firm Thermoflor, which enables garden centres worldwide to expand.
Trespass/Nevis Sports, C-Crafts, a cook shop, food hall and a children’s boutique have opened in units ranging from 300sqm-900sqm. Coming soon is a 500sqm Pet Place, which will include a pet deli, shop and spa cafe.
Besides UK projects, Thermoflor is active all over Europe. The company works in France for Gamm Vert, extending their retail area in Louvres (north of Paris). Gamm Vert is a large player on the French garden centre market, with 1000 shops, 1,150,000 m? of retail area and 4,500 employees.
Your turnkey solution
Expansion of existing garden centres and completely new buildings are Thermoflor?s specialty. The latest highlight was Intratuin Maastricht (opened March last year) in the south of the Netherlands. They asked Thermoflor to build this entirely new garden centre with a total area of 22.000 m?, on a turnkey basis: all aspects under? control and without any intervention of other parties. This garden centre now successfully attracts clients from the south of Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Some key figures about Intratuin Maastricht
Total area 22.000 m?
Covered area 10.000 m?
Greenhouse area (not heated) 3.000 m?
Heated greenhouse area 6.000 m?
Warehouse 1.000 m?
Upper floor 2.300 m?
Parking with 325 parking bays