ESTABLISHED independent plant experts Plant Shop Manchester are coming to the high street, as part of an exciting new chapter for Altrincham Town Centre, pioneered by new owners Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council.

The innovative and independent house plant specialists, who already have shops in Stockport and Sale, are set to arrive in the Stamford Quarter in mid-October.

The shop is to be a six-month pop-up concept, situated on George Street nestled between Jake Shoes and DCM.

The arrival of Plant Shop Manchester is said to signal a fresh new approach for the quarter, as independent enterprises are invited to help reshape the high street.

The quarter has already welcomed independent record label Stutter and Twitch to the neighbourhood with an artisan coffee concept, which is now serving up coffee, cakes vinyl and music from their vintage caravan on Stamford Square.

Bruntwood Works, the property developers regenerating the area in partnership with Trafford Council, are seeking more innovative and exciting brands to join the neighbourhood as part of their vision for the future of the Stamford Quarter.

Centre bosses say with opportunities ranging from pop up shops to large-scale units, Plant Shop Manchester could be the first of many new independent enterprises to enhance the high street in Altrincham.

James Tootle, Bruntwood Works senior retail and leisure manager, said: “Bringing exciting new brands to the high street is central to our vision for the Stamford Quarter.

“Plant Shop Manchester is a brilliant example of the sort of innovative shopping and lifestyle experience that will help us to evolve this part of Altrincham town centre.

“Our ambition is to create a thriving mix of independent enterprises, national brands and workspace to build an exceptional, multifaceted high street in Altrincham.”

Emma Nosurak, the owner of Plant Shop Manchester, started her business after a trip to Melbourne, where she was inspired by the number of nurseries around the Australian city.

Her mission was to bring ‘more green’ to Manchester and started out with just 100 mini cacti outside an office.

Four years later and Emma has a thriving business and has become one of the best-loved greenery brands in the region.

Emma said: “We’re so excited about opening our first high street Plant Shop!

“I started out in Altrincham, at the market, and so opening in the Stamford Quarter, it feels like we’ve come ‘full circle’.

"Bruntwood Works have been great in helping me get this off the ground.

“We’ll have lots of plants, pots, gift and accessories at the Altrincham shop.”