The need for change
There a number of fundamental constraints and challenges for both parts of the business
A – Site access
There are two entrances from the A325 for both businesses, neither with dedicated right turn entries.
B – Internal layout
Garden Centre deliveries access the service yard through the main car park creating conflict with pedestrians and customer vehicles. Long banks of car parking encourage increased speed and impact on customer safety.
C – Building condition
Across both sites, the arrangement, layout and overall building conditions are poor. The existing buildings are outdated and don’t meet today’s modern standard of insulation, energy performance and sustainability.
D – Circulation
The existing shape and narrowness of the Birdworld site result in an ‘out and back’ path structure. This results in a poor customer journey and overall experience.