A DIRECTOR of Dorchester's Brewery Square has welcomed the latest new addition to the development.

Florist Stems has relocated to the site after six years at Antelope Walk in the county town.

Owner Jo Clarke said she was excited to be part of what was happening at Brewery Square.

She said: "We feel like there is more business here and people are gravitating here."

Jo added that the new premises in Weymouth Avenue was 'more usable' and more visible being on a main route through the town with plenty of parking nearby.

She said that she has also been touched by the welcome she and her team had receive since setting up their shop at Brewery Square.

Jo said people from the various restaurants and businesses at Brewery Square had been in with gifts and samples and had helped to make them feel very at home in their new premises.

She said: "We have had so many people come in and say congratulations and everyone's been so friendly.

"Literally everyone has been in to say welcome - it's been really nice.

"We are quite amazed by how big the welcome has been."

Stems is the latest addition to the £100million Brewery Square developments, which already boasts a host of restaurants, shops, bars and a cinema.

It is also not the only business to look relocate from the town centre to become part of the development.

Earlier this year South Street hair salon Thomas J William also announced it plans to relocate to Brewery Square, creating 15 new jobs as it moves to a unit in Pope Street.

Andrew Wadsworth, director of Waterhouse which is developing the town centre site in partnership with Resolution Property, said he was delighted to have Stems come on board and was impressed with how they had got the new store looking.

He said: "The shop looks terrific."

Stems's new neighbours at Brewery Square include fashion retailers such as Hobbs, Phase Eight, Joules, Jones Bootmaker and Gerry Weber as well as restaurants Cafe Paninis, Côte Brasserie, Carluccios, Wagamama, Pizza Express and Zizzi, the Odeon cinema complex and the Vivo Lounge and Brewhouse and Kitchen.

The 11-acre former Eldridge Pope Brewery site in Dorchester is currently undergoing the largest town centre regeneration in the South West.