The team at a West Yorkshire Garden Centre has invested over £280,000 to treble the capacity of an existing warehouse.
The 10,000 sq. ft. extension to Warehouse 3 at Tong Garden Centre has been prompted by the need for additional storage space for both the existing Tong Lane site and for the Tingley garden centre that will open later in 2022.
“Due to impressive growth over the last 12 months, we need additional space to house stock to widen the range at Tong and to allow for further stock storage for the new build at Tingley,” said Andy Mears, Centre Manager.
“With our ongoing commitment to an increasingly sustainable operation, we have invested in an electric reconditioned forklift truck, we have reused the original warehouse doors and the excavations from the foundations will be repurposed to make hardcore for future projects.”
The warehouse expansion has been built by Yorkshire businesses, ACN Groundworks and A and J. Stead Structural Steelwork and Cladding. The project brings Tong’s warehousing capacity to 24,000 sq. ft.
Tong Garden Centre occupies a 19-acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest independent garden centres with 125,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.