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A Bradford Garden Centre is set to open the doors of its second site.
Tingley Garden Centre, the sister site of Tong Garden Centre, will open to the public on Monday 26th September following a £14 million investment on the former Acanthus Golf Club site.
The garden centre complex will provide jobs for more than 250 people and will be home to a 1000m2 plant canopy, a 300-seater Blooms Kitchen, Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play, Hearty’s Food Hall and a brand new botanically themed restaurant, The Garden Room, serving lunch and Afternoon Teas for 140 guests.
The centre has been designed to make the most of the natural landscape and has been developed with sustainability in mind, with air source heating, a solar array, rainwater harvesting tank and 57 electric vehicle charging points, including 4 rapid chargers.
Managing Director, Mark Farnsworth said: “Having launched Mission Out epic adventure play on the site earlier this summer, we’re proud and excited to open Tingley Garden Centre, our second site.
“We look forward to sharing our inspirational garden and home products, unique new restaurant, Grass Hoppers play areas and a warm Yorkshire welcome for our customers, in particular at our Christmas Launch Day on Thursday 29th September.”
Tingley Garden Centre was designed by architect, Pleydell Smithyman. The main contractors, all Yorkshire based, include Brambles Construction, ACN Groundworks, TJ Atkin and MSJ Civil Engineers, Waingap Contracts, EBA Climate and Gralyn Joinery.
Tong and Tingley Garden Centres are owned by the YGC Group which recently acquired two Stephen H Smith garden centres in Harden and Otley.
Photo: L-to-R Mark Farnsworth; Dale Allsopp (EBA Climate) Andy Nicholson (ACN Groundworks); Jack Hey (Waingap Contracts); Steve Brambles (Brambles Construction); Tim Atkin (TJ Atkin)