The start of a major project to redevelop the restaurant at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre has been marked at a special ground-breaking ceremony.
Photo caption: (L-R) Darren Brooks, General Manager at Notcutts Woodbridge; Chris Bruce, Pre Contracts Director, Barnes Construction; Andrew Ingleton, Property Director, Notcutts; Caroline Notcutt, Vice Chairman, Notcutts; and Andrew Notcutt, Non-Executive Director, Notcutts. (Credit: Warren Page, Copyright: Notcutts Garden Centres Ltd)
Caroline Notcutt, Vice Chairman, and Andrew Notcutt, Non-Executive Director of Notcutts Garden Centres, who are both Great-Grandchildren of founder Roger Crompton Notcutt, were joined by Darren Brooks, General Manager of the Woodbridge garden centre, and Chris Bruce, Pre Contracts Director of Barnes Construction to mark the official start of construction works at the site on Ipswich Road.
The new and enhanced restaurant will provide a modern, light and spacious dining experience for up to 250 people. It will also feature a new outdoor terrace for alfresco dining with views across the garden centre and The Notcutts Garden permanent display, which was designed and unveiled last summer to inspire local gardeners with creative planting ideas. Construction on the new restaurant is due to be complete towards the end of the year.
Photo caption: An artist’s impression of the new restaurant at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre once redevelopment works are complete. (Credit: Warren Page, Copyright: Notcutts Garden Centres Ltd)
Caroline Notcutt, Vice Chairman of Notcutts Garden Centres, said: “Woodbridge is where it all began for Notcutts, with my Great-Grandfather opening the first Notcutts Garden Centre in 1958 on the same site as it stands today. This garden centre holds a special place in my heart, and it has been an honour to see it flourish and grow over the years. I am thrilled to celebrate the start of construction on this new restaurant, which will enhance the overall experience for visitors.”
Darren Brooks, General Manager at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre, said: “This is a very exciting milestone as we celebrate the start of construction. We very much look forward to unveiling the new restaurant which will cater for the growing demand and give customers a fresh, relaxed and contemporary dining experience.”
Chris Bruce, Pre-Contracts Director at Barnes Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with Notcutts on their new restaurant. Over the years, we have worked on several projects for Notcutts so we are pleased to be working with them again on this great project for Woodbridge.”
During the redevelopment project, a marquee restaurant will be in operation serving a reduced menu of lunchtime and afternoon favourites including sandwiches, salads, soup and jacket potatoes. Hot drinks will also be available, including the much-loved Paddy and Scott’s artisan coffee and an array of customers’ favourite cakes.