An inspiring combination of inverted timber curves and a traditional portal frame adds retail space, light and impact for this independent Scottish Garden Centre.

This family owned retail business in South Lanarkshire were looking for a new building to enable Rosebank Garden Centre to stand out as clear leaders in the area. Having previously grown the centre through clever use of canopies and modifications to former growing buildings, the owners chose Fordingbridge to design and install the new statement building after careful collaboration with their architect.

The owners chose to combine a more traditional portal frame, pitched roof design with the curves and arches for which Fordingbridge are most well known. The addition of roof lights and a statement, full-height glazing unit to the portal frame element of the building allow light levels to be more consistent with the inverted curve element of the design. Designing and pre-fabricating all building envelope materials in our custom West Sussex facility, our logistics were organised to maximise efficiency and minimise carbon footprint in the 900 mile round trip from factory to site. Once in situ, our team of installers were able to erect the building envelope in good time, thanks to our offsite/prefab methodology. The centre was able to continue to trade while the majority of works were completed, including use of its’ incredibly popular cafe.

The additional retail space and increased footflow, has allowed the business to explore new streams of revenue, including increasing their range of furniture and a butchers concession. If you would like to see how we can work with you to maximise your usable space, please contact us today

Style: Bespoke Timber & Steel Frame

Frame:  Statement inverted curve & adjoining portal frame

Colour: Light oak stained timber & PPC internal steelwork

Glazing: Full height glazing to entrance, oversize statement panel & roof lights to portal frame, glazing in series to main interior

"...It was completely different to everything else we'd seen and our architect agreed it would be right for the front..."

Craig Forrest

"Any small problems were overcome quite quickly. Fordingbridge's guys when building were brilliant; no complaints"

"The portal frame part of the building is the bread & butter for garden centres, but this is different. The light levels & all the glass make it look really good"

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