This £14m Sussex garden centre major revamp will create 60 new jobs

A West Sussex family-run garden centre is undergoing a major redevelopment project.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 1:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 5:37 pm

Haskins Garden Centres, which was founded in 1882 by Harry Haskins, is spending £14 million to re-build its Snowhill, Copthorne, garden centre.

It will include a 127,000 sq ft shop, outdoor garden centre, 440-seat self-service restaurant and car parking for 346 cars.

The new garden centre, which is due to open in February 2020, is expected to have a turnover more than £9 million per year and create an extra 60 jobs.

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill is undergoing a major redevelopment project

The company has retained its existing staff at a large temporary garden centre on the site while the redevelopment takes place.

A spokesman said: “Once the redevelopment is complete at the 8.3-acre site, customers will benefit from a consolidated garden centre, with all goods and services located in one contemporary high-quality building.”

Haskins Garden Centres, which originated as plant nursery, is currently chaired by fourth-generation Haskins family member Warren Haskins, who took over the business in 1969 at the age of 20.

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Haskins Garden Centre's new purpose-built garden centre will include a shop and outdoor garden centre, a 440-seat self-service restaurant and car parking for 346 cars.