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Country Market Development.

The 9 month construction of our new centre was recorded and images were produced into our time lapse film.

First shown at the launch of our new centre on the 31st May 2014, the film also features a countdown from friends, customers and colleagues during the build process.  A big thank you to everyone who took part.

The New Building

The new building was opened to the public on 31st May 2014.

The centre has been set out to provide a consistently good shopping experience in a comfortable environment with easy access for customers on one level.

The building has been designed to be sustainable, fully recyclable, energy efficient and sympathetic to our environment. Some of the main features include a large 250kw solar PV system on our south facing roof, a large air source heating system, heat recovery systems, remote refrigeration units, led and low energy lighting, 'super insulated' panels, rain water harvesting and recycling of the wooden pallets used to deliver building materials into timber features within the building itself.  We are proud to have been awarded an "EPC" energy performance certificate and rating of "A".  Possibly a unique achievement for a Garden Centre, and a demonstration of our genuine commitment to providing an environmentally sustainable business for the future.

Archaeology

As a planning condition of the re-development, a full archaeological survey was carried out on the entire site during 2011.  A number of Roman Pottery kilns, a range of Roman earthenware pottery and an Iron Age Milling Stone & Quern were uncovered and documented.  The Pottery Kilns were part of the Malthouse Farm group from nearly 2,000 years ago that manufactured basic earthenware for export, using probably the nearby River Slea to transport the pottery to Londinium (London) and then to Europe.

Unfortunately, it was not practical to leave the kilns on view within the new development and they have been reburied deep underneath the foundations of the new building.  A small selection of the ancient Pottery and Iron Age artifacts can be seen at Fergies Restaurant within the new Centre.

A full 32 page article on the report was published by the Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society in 'Hampshire Studies' vol 69.

Good News

11th Dec 2017
Christmas and New Year Open Hours for 2017 at Country Market Christmas and New Year Open Hours for 2017 at Country Market
Christmas Opening Hours at Country Market for 2017. Open from 9am on Christmas Eve.
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17th Nov 2017
Award winning fresh bronze turkeys now even better value! Award winning fresh bronze turkeys now even better value!
Usk Vale award winning fresh bronze turkeys now only £12.49kg at Owtons Butchery Country Market
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6th Nov 2017
Owtons is named a South East regional winner! Owtons is named a South East regional winner!
A Traditional Pork Sausage made by Owtons Butchers wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week.
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22nd Sep 2017
ProCook at Country Market NEW ProCook Store now open at Country Market
New ProCook store now open at Country Market. Bringing you cookware and kitchenware of an outstanding level of…
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30th Aug 2017
johnsons garden buildings at country market NEW Johnsons Garden Buildings display village now open at Country Market
Johnsons Garden Buildings announce the opening of their brand new log cabin display village at Country Market, Bordon,…
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Good Events

23rd Nov 2017
Visit Santa at Country Market 2017 Visit Santa at Country Market 2017
A visit to see Santa in his Grotto. £9.95 per child includes a gift from Santa, ride attraction and £1…
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Good Tweets

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countrymarketuk Full range of our freshly cut hampshire grown Christmas Trees are now available from Country Market. Lovely... https://t.co/RtIoHZVF23

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countrymarketuk Huge range of Jigsaw Puzzles now in stock.. massive choice of 1000 piece and big 500 piece puzzles.

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countrymarketuk Full range of our freshly cut hampshire grown Christmas Trees are now available from Country Market. Lovely... https://t.co/1Leotc04rX

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countrymarketuk New offer on artificial Noma Kensington Princess Tree 6ft with a set of Noma multifunction LED lights. Special price of £99.99 Save £54.99