Broadwindsor Craft Centre evolves into Redlands Yard

30 June 2020

Broadwindsor, Beaminster, Dorset, UK.  Redlands Yard, formerly known as The Broadwindsor Craft Centre, has launched a new look and feel, signalling its next stage development in the continued growth to become a true community hub that showcases wonderful local products and services, food and drink and visitor hospitality.

Announced this week, following the devastating effects of Covid-19 to local business, the managing company of the restaurant and shop at the Broadwindsor Craft Centre has had to cease trading. The individual business units on site, however, do not fall under the same ownership model and therefore remain unaffected by this change, enabling them to remain open for business.

The Craft Centre, which has been operational for over 30 years, has undergone a number of significant changes within the last few years, and owners Colin & Sarah Williams have been re-evaluating their business plan as to the next stage developments of this community hub in West Dorset.

“Firstly, we will be phasing out the name ‘Broadwindsor Craft Centre’, and are excited to build a new vision for the site that will continue to serve as place to enjoy good company, experience warm hospitality, visit fantastic local suppliers of products and services. With that in mind, Broadwindsor Craft Centre will be no more, and we will be building a new look and feel under the banner of Redlands Yard. Our vision is to create a vibrant hub of independently trading businesses operating in a variety of sectors including retail, personal service, health, financial and hospitality to name a few,” says Sarah Williams.

As part of this next phase development, the owners are also reviewing ways to establish and maintain financial stability while maintaining the same collective core of community spirit that the Craft Centre has enjoyed over many years. Some of these plans may include restructuring the existing layout of the site as well as enabling the continuation of an onsite restaurant and café in an effort to continue to attract visitors to the area and serve as a wonderful place for people to relax with good food and great service.

“Despite the challenges that so many of us have had to go through over the past 3 months, we are excited by the idea of starting again, with a renewed vision, and to continue building on the hard work that the Craft Centre has enabled over the course of 30 years, to attract visitors to Broadwindsor and serve as a creative retail space that enables small businesses to thrive and visitors to create new memories,” says Colin.

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