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Showplace helps Stratford Garden Centre to safely welcome more customers

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Since reopening The Lime Tree Restaurant in July, Stratford Garden Centre has warmly welcomed its regular customers through the doors, as well as many new visitors.

The weather has been enviable in recent weeks with the warm, sunny climate encouraging many customers to sit outside and enjoy their refreshments. However, as autumn brings cooler temperatures, the team at family-run Stratford Garden Centre realised the need to increase their indoor dining space in order to welcome their usual number of customers through the winter months, particularly in the busy run up to Christmas.

Located in Clifford Chambers, on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Garden Centre contacted Showplace to see if we could assist with their additional indoor space requirements.

Usually, we would be providing premium quality event buildings, stands and exhibition trailers to household brands at some of the most prestigious events across the UK and Europe. However, since the emergence of Covid-19, we have been really busy ensuring our MODA structures are being put to excellent use, providing quality temporary buildings for a range of sectors, including care homes, offices and schools, health services and garden centres.

In a matter of days, Showplace installed six of its temporary modular structures to provide the independently owned garden centre with an additional 216 sq m of indoor space, fitted with laminate flooring and lighting. Specialist ramps and an insulated archway were also implemented to ensure that customers could move from the original restaurant into the extended area without the need to venture outside. Stratford Garden Centre then added a range of their own dining furniture along with a vast array of attractive plants and greenery to provide a picturesque and tranquil environment in which people can safely socialise.

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Commenting on the extension, Helen Lloyd, owner of Stratford Garden Centre, said, “We are delighted with our new extension to The Lime Tree Restaurant, which will allow us to go back to normal capacity whilst enabling customers to remain a safe two metre distance apart when meeting with family and friends in a safe and comfortable environment. We were pleased to work with Showplace Ltd on this project and would recommend them to any business requiring additional space.”

Rob Goodman, managing director of Showplace Ltd, said, “Working with Stratford Garden Centre was extremely exciting for us, particularly as they are our neighbours! They now have the capacity to welcome many more customers as the colder months approach, and the interior décor of furniture and plants provides a relaxing and desirable setting for safely meeting with others.”

For more information about Stratford Garden Centre, please call 01789 205745. To find out more about Showplace Ltd, please call 01789 262701 or email


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