In 2020, Haskins Garden Centres opened its newly redeveloped Snowhill centre in West Sussex following a significant investment to modernise and expand the site.
Haskins is a family-owned business founded in 1882 and it acquired its fourth site at Snowhill in 2003. The centre required redevelopment and modernisation to match the standards and formats of the other Haskins sites. A total investment of £15 million now provides the Snowhill centre with a retail space of 11,813 sq m, an outdoor plant area, a 440-seat restaurant and an outdoor patio to accommodate a further 170 diners.
Gratte Brothers Catering Equipment was appointed to design, supply and install new catering services for the restaurant. The installation included coldrooms with remote compressors; extract canopies; preparation and cooking equipment; laundry, and a large servery area including a specialist pizza oven.