Shackleton’s Home & Garden has received the go-ahead for ambitious plans to update the store.
Shackleton’s Home & Garden, established in 2000, is already a Ribble Valley destination store with a local reputation for great merchandise and friendly service.
To keep pace in today’s super competitive market the Shackleton family approached Stanton Andrews, who were the Architects behind the recent Holmes Mill and Loom Loft store on the A59, to design an exemplar store for the next generation. The family wanted a more cohesive, spacious and enhanced customer experience. They already had a loyal and local customer base, but they knew they needed to be relevant to new audiences and to appeal to a wider area.
Charles Stanton of Stanton Andrews Architects says “We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for this next phase to Shackleton’s Home & Garden. As well as increasing the area of retail we want to upgrade the experience from the first moment you arrive at the site “
The scheme developed as part of this consultation creates a new modern and inspirational store with an increase in area of nearly 2,500 square metres. The building will appear as a series of stepped, glazed gables similar to the existing, which follow the contours of the sloping site. These would be clad with natural stone and have profiled metal roofs.
This phase of development will increase the retail space both indoor and outdoor, with a larger café area and allows an increase in warehousing to permit customers to “click and collect” – a development which has become more common since COVID.
The new landscaped 250 space car park area adds 86 standard spaces, 5 disability car spaces and 5 charging points for electric vehicles. There is also space for 36 cycles.
This image shows the store and car park area as it is now.