Video: Fordingbridge statement building at Rosebank Garden Centre

One of the newest additions to the Fordingbridge Statement Building portfolio is open and taking the area by storm.

Rosebank Garden Centre in Carluke, Scotland, opened the doors this year on the new entrance building for the centre. Featuring a traditional portal frame combined with striking inverted curve structural timber, the building maximises natural light creating a beautiful and airy retail space.

Working alongside an architect, The Forrest family, owners of Rosebank, were seeking to enhance the appeal of their centre in an area with heavy focus on garden centre retail.

The owners, having seen the Fordingbridge portfolio, spoke with their architect who agreed it would make Rosebank Garden Centre stand out as the place to visit.

With clever combination of a traditional portal frame and the more bespoke element, Fordingbridge designed and pre-fabricated the building at their custom facility in West Sussex, before embarking on repeated 900 miles round trips to the site.

“Operating nationally since our inception, we have the facilities to deliver across the UK,” explains Stephen Toone, Fordingbridge MD.  “We’re committed to providing the our full product offering nationwide and always like to remain in close contact with our clients to ensure they are updated with the progress of their build, if it means hopping on a plane, so be it.

“We are well known for our industry leading canopies to the Garden Centre industry; our work with both timber and steel has produced new cafes, soft play areas and covered plantarias for hundreds of centres. It’s thanks to our design and build team, which is all based here in West Sussex.

“All the steel and timber work is pre-fabricated in-house so there is no middleman to inflate clients costs. The Fordingbridge offering is full design and build.”

Echoing the curved timber interior, curved roof beams internally carry on the flow of the building, ensuring the space is warm and welcoming. The building features significant amounts of glazing to the front elevation, along with ample roof lights in the portal frame section to fully maximise natural light.

“The light levels in it, all the glass make it look really good”, explains Craig Forrest, Owner of Rosebank. “We wanted something to put on the front of the centre to make it stand out from the road. We showed this to our architect and he agreed it would be good for putting on.”

Fordingbridge’s experience in the industry allows a flexible and consultative approach to ensure your requirements are exceeded. Whether you are looking to provide a covered trolley bay, adapt your centre to increase indoor furniture, plantarea or dining opportunities, or create a statement Garden Centre, we would love to work with you.”

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