The garden centre of the future combines retail with entertainment

Wilsons Lifestyle Centre in Saskatoon, Canada, is a retail-meets-entertainment facility with exciting indoor activities featuring e.g. go-karts and a SkyRail zipline in the central hall.


Besides the appealing British design by HPW Architects, the garden centre betrays distinct Dutch influences. Thermoflor, which built the centre, and the Haan Group, which was responsible for its interior design, speak of a unique project: “A great way of promoting the Netherlands with the help of the many suppliers involved, such as Capi and Edelman.”


“This facility gives us an idea of what we may soon expect over here in Europe, too,” says Ferry Breugem. It’s spectacular, it’s fun, and it’s a perfect example of a garden centre where retail and leisure are integrated for the specific purpose of attracting customers all the year round.”



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