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Grow Limited Training Site To Get £3m Overhaul

What Grow's new entrance and covered sales area could look like.

Grow Limited is set to redevelop its entire occupational training site in St Sampson’s.

Set up in 1984, Grow provides a sheltered work environment for those islanders with learning disabilities.

In the year of its 35th anniversary, the company has unveiled a plan to provide training and skills in a wider variety of occupations than it previously has done.

Grow's manager, Eddie Higgins, told Island FM they hope to double the number of people it can support: 

“We are looking after 26 individuals at present with the new site in place we can develop that and evolve to look after 50 people”.

The redevelopment will see an on-site café built, to offer training in hospitality, whilst retail experience will be gained by working in the enhanced retail areas.

The work is due to cost between £2.5 million and £3 million.

In addition, a fully-equipped workshop will enable the building of garden furniture and other wooden products.

Grow hopes to begin construction on its Petits Quartiers Vinery site by September 2020.

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