This new and expansive A rated retail building from Fordingbridge for Walkers Garden Centre, incorporates a farm shop, bookshop and cafe/delicatessen, spanning approximately 520 square metres. Working in collaboration with Mason Gillibrand Architects and contractors Waveform, Fordingbridge completed all groundworks, frame and envelope, including underfloor heating and floor screed for connection to an air source heat pump. They also supplied and fitted the lighting rigs to echo the attractive curves of the building.
The features include Curved sustainably sourced FSC accredited 5-span glulaminated timber frame with solid oak facing, designed to form a series of inverted arches. There are two new links to and from the existing garden centre glasshouses including automatic doors, fully compliant with DDA requirements.
Graham Bodle, Owner of the garden centre, said "Our new entrance building that incorporates a food hall, bookshop and cafe/delicatessen has greatly enhanced our organisation's environment and looks tremendous aesthetically. Fordingbridge took care of the whole design and build process and acted in a very professional, flexible and thorough manner throughout. I would recommend working with them entirely."
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