Visitors to Hillier Garden Centre Newbury can look forward to a transformed experience, following a resolution by West Berkshire Council to grant planning permission for a major extension project.

Once complete, the project will see the Garden Centre become an even more attractive and inspiring shopping destination. More than 2,500m2 of additional retail space is planned — almost triple the existing area — housed within a new glass-fronted building with apex roofline. This will create a beautiful home for retail partners of Hillier, as well as housing a farm shop and coffee shop. The entrance and car parking area will be reconfigured to create a better facility and more parking spaces, along with appealing landscaping, including feature trees.

Work on this exciting new project is expected to begin in summer 2020, completed in time for the peak spring season in 2021.

“We are delighted to have the green light for this extension project,” comments Chris Francis, Hillier Garden Centre and Wholesale Nurseries Director. “A few years ago, we undertook a shop refit at Newbury and introduced our popular Mulberry & Thyme Restaurant, which have contributed to the success of the Garden Centre. This extension project will take the location to a whole new level. Thanks go to West Berkshire Council, who have been fantastic to work with during the planning application process. We are very excited for the local community to see the changes.”