Business property advisor seals deal to sell Northamptonshire garden centre

Business property advisor Christie & Co has brokered a deal to sell Wellingborough garden centre in Great Donnington, Northamptonshire to the Howard family.

The garden centre sits on a 3.49 acre site near the A45 and was previously sold by Christie & Co on behalf of Wyevale in 2018, making it one of the first former Wyevale sites sold twice by the company’s garden centre retail team.

Tom Glanvill, director of the garden centres & retail at Christie & Co said: “The sale of Wellingborough Garden Centre reinforces the appetite for the garden centre sector, with a diverse range of purchasers, many who are not currently operating a garden centre, keen to enter the market.

“During the marketing process, we received a wide range of interest and offers from seven potential purchasers, and we are delighted to see the Howard family secure the business. The site offers huge scope for growth and having spoken to the family about their plans, I am sure that the reopening of the café and other improvements will bring this garden centre back to its full potential.”

The Howard family also said: “Our immediate efforts to refurbish and re-open the cafe sit central to our plan to increase our offerings to those within Doddington Village, and the wider Wellingborough area.

“We want the already successful business to continue to grow, whilst installing a community feel at the heart of the way we run the business. We will rebrand to reflect this, trading as Doddington Nurseries for the foreseeable future.”

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