Contractors appointed for Tong Garden Centre’s ?4 million development

by | Jan 17, 2019 | Business, News | 0 comments

Contractors have started on the first phase of a ?4 million project to develop Tong Garden Centre.
Leeds based Jennings will do the demolition work. Ashcourt has been appointed as the main ground workers on the project.
The Tong development includes a new plant canopy, an indoor play area and an events centre.
Mark Farnsworth said: “In our continued support of the local economy, we have appointed Yorkshire tradesmen.
“We estimate that ?2.5 million of the ?4 million investment will go to Yorkshire firms. This can only be good for the regional economy.”
Work on the new plant canopy will complete in April and the indoor play and events centre will open in July.
Mr Farnsworth concluded: “We’re looking forward to the completion of the first phase of our two year development plan.
“The new plant canopy will create a covered outdoor plant area. The indoor soft play will complement the popular Grass Hoppers adventure playground. It will provide an all-weather play area.”
Following developments include a new two storey building and restaurant in May 2020.
Also the development of the lakeside space to build log cabins for educational and horticultural use in 2021.
Tong now provides employment for 160 people. This is likely to rise to over 200 by the time that the first phase of the expansion completes in July 2019.

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