Family owned Preston-based supermarket group Booths has opened a new store in Garstang, Lancashire.
The 22,000 sq ft store, constructed by Goosnargh-based building contractors MBMC, is situated in Garstang town centre and includes a Neal's Yard cheese counter, a bakery, a self service juice bar and a Café 1847 which incorporates an interactive children's zone.
Independent town planning practice Steven Abbott Associates worked on the project from its inception, advising Booths on all planning matters.
Steven Abbott is delighted with the result. He said: "The new store is set to deliver tangible benefits to Garstang in terms of the local economy. Booths has not only invested heavily in the development and the surrounding locality, but Booths also has a policy of recruiting staff locally, with the store delivering a number of jobs to the town."
Booths has been working in close collaboration with Wyre Council to deliver a number of additional enhancements to the town, including a new town square, new toilet facilities, car parking, a new tourist information centre and public seating.
The development was designed by Damson Design of Kendal. Preston-based surveyor Robert Pinkus & Co, Donald Clark and internal design architects Helen Baldwin, solicitors Napthens and traffic engineering consultants Turner Lowe, all acted as advisers.