Sustainable timber framed retail building for Walkers Garden Centre.

This expansive A rated retail building, completed for Walkers Garden Centre, incorporates a farm shop, bookshop and cafe/delicatessen, spanning approximately 520m².

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.

We also supplied and fitted the lighting rigs to echo the attractive curves of the building.

“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.” – Graham Bodle, Owner

Features include:

  • Curved sustainably sourced FSC accredited 5-span glulaminated timber frame with solid oak facing, designed to form a series of inverted arches
  • Low maintenance, highly insulated, composite walls and roof to reduce heat loss; the external wall panels are clad with a mixture of oak and cedar timber; the front elevation includes a panel to plant a living wall; the roof is composite panel with EPDM covering
  • High level clerestory aluminium windows electronically operated to control light and ventilation; flashings are PPC coated aluminium to match
  • Bespoke lighting rigs to echo the curves of the building
  • Two new links to and from the existing garden centre glasshouses including automatic doors, fully compliant with DDA requirements
  • Timber trolley store featuring inverted arches, covered with timber arris rails on the roof
  • Underfloor heating and floor screed for connection to an air source heat pump

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Walkers Garden Centre
Walkers Garden Centre
Walkers Garden Centre
Walkers Garden Centre
Walkers Garden Centre

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