16.11.21 The C T Baker Group is thrilled to announce work is to commence on the Kerridge Way site to rebuild Budgens of Holt after our supermarket was destroyed by the devastating fire in June 2020. Contractors will be onsite Monday 22nd of November, with an anticipated completion date of Winter 2022.

Sandra Taylor-Meeds, who has managed the Budgens of Holt store for more than 30 years, will be working alongside Carl Milton, newly appointed Managing Director of the C T Baker Group on seeing the store rebuilt. The planning application approved by North Norfolk District Council states: “The new design does seek to improve on the previous building by reconsidering the elements of the original building and refreshing them to provide a new store serving Holt for the future.”

Havercroft Construction Limited has been appointed as the Principal Contractor for the works, a company registered to the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The core values of this scheme are to ensure the external appearance of the construction site remains well maintained and to cause as little obstruction as possible to nearby residents, passersby, and regular users of the Kerridge Way road. Another key factor to this scheme is the CCS’ support to the local economy. Where possible, jobs will be sourced within the local area and a large proportion of the materials required will also be supplied from nearby traders.

Whilst construction takes place, our 5,000sq ft temporary Budgens store will remain trading and Holt Post Office will continue to operate from Bakers & Larners of Holt. Home Delivery customers in and around Holt will continue to be served by our friends at C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham.