Site clearance on schedule for new Grow headquarters

GROW LTD’s Route des Coutanchez site is almost flattened as the first part of redevelopment gets into full swing.

The old greenhouse on site has been taken down to make way for £3m. purpose-built facilities to enable the charity to offer training and mentoring for people in Guernsey with learning disabilities.

On 1 October, contractors began demolishing existing structures.

Grow’s redevelopment project manager Angus Bodman said work was fully on schedule.

Right, Tristan Barry and Sam Morley of BW Builders on site as work begins on the new facilities at Grow. (30092951)

After the existing buildings are cleared, Mr Bodman said, the site is profiled and then foundations are dug for the new facilities.

They will include a workshop for wood and metal working, a paint shop, and a craft area to manufacture products for retail sale.

There will also be a wellness and fitness studio to encourage healthy lifestyles and a retail and hospitality training cafe which will eventually open to the public and welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities.

The redevelopment project will also expand indoor and outdoor plant sale areas.

Work on the site is well under way. (30092955)

Grow is currently fundraising for the second half of the £3m. needed to redevelop its headquarters.

While the work is taking place, the team is based at Avondale vinery in Oatlands Lane.

The public are welcome to buy plants from the temporary site. Money from the sale of the goods goes back into Grow and it is an important part of the charity’s revenue stream.

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