Percy Thrower's Garden Centre

The redevelopment of Percy Thrower's Garden Centre and the creation of a new local centre to include a new food store and associated smaller commercial and retail units, located within an area designated by the Council for major new mixed use development as part of the Shrewsbury South Sustainable Urban Extension.


The site wide constraints were many; including the requirement to keep the existing garden centre trading until the new building was completed, together with further requirements for future SUE links, SUDs, and severe level changes across the site.


The garden centre building was subject to an iterative process of design to reach a solution which satisfied the aspirations and requirements of the client, the future tenant and the local Planning Authority.


The three Local Centre Units were designed to be complimentary to the future adjacent food store featuring a deep cantilevered parapet which proved a technical challenge.



Percy Thrower's Garden Centre






Cranford Developments Ltd