Long Acres Nursery – Retail – Temporary Garden Centre

REQUIREMENT:

To assist in an ambitious refurbishment of Long Acres Nursery in Bagshot, Surrey, Spaciotempo provided them with a temporary garden centre for the duration of the renovations. To enable Long Acres to provide a continuous service to customers during the works, we supplied two gutter-linked temporary buildings providing a total area of 1650sqm.

SOLUTION:

When Long Acres Nursery in Bagshot, Surrey, took on an ambitious refurbishment, we provided them with a temporary garden centre for the duration of the renovations.

The independent, privately owned nursery has been serving gardening enthusiasts throughout Surrey since the business started in 1979 and during that time it has grown organically to become one of the largest independent nurseries in Surrey covering some 9 acres.

A major redevelopment of the whole site was undertaken in phases by lead contractor, Vear Construction. To enable Long Acres to provide a continuous service to customers during the works, we supplied two gutter-linked temporary structures totalling an area of 1650sqm. These were used as a temporary retail store with integral café.

The larger of the two temporary buildings was 85m in length and provided temporary retail space for the nursery. An internal wall separated the café area from the main shop. Customers gained access via 5 double fully glazed shop front doors which provide the look, as well as the strength, of permanent retail doors. They also flooded the interior with light for a pleasant shopping experience.

The second temporary structure, 25m in length, provided an indoor link to the nursery shop creating a seamless path around the differing sections of the nursery. The temporary garden centre buildings were hired for a period of 40 weeks, until the new facilities were ready.

John Davies at Vear Construction commented, ‘The Spaciotempo temporary buildings provided Long Acres Nursery with the ideal solution to maintain service to customers whilst upgrading the permanent premises. The installation team did a great job in installing the buildings in the timeframe and to the standard we required.’

Long Acres’ General Manager, Rick De Kerckhove concludes, ‘We have been able to hire the buildings for exactly the length of time they were required, which has not only enabled us to keep the business going but minimises any unnecessary expenditure. Hiring a temporary building has proven itself to be a very versatile way of managing the space during the expansion.’

Fact File

Who: Long Acres Nursery
Where: Bagshot, Surrey
Use: Temporary Garden Centre
Why: A major redevelopment of the whole site was being undertaken in phases