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More Wyevale deals

Closures and sales leave company with 38 garden centres from 150-strong estate

WYEVALE are closing three of their garden centres and have sold a further four in deals which leave them with 32 of their own outlets and six trading under licence.

As part of Wyevale’s ongoing mission to slim down their estate – which stood at almost 150 garden centres when the process began in May last year – they have announced Blue Diamond have bought their Bridgemere garden centre and nursery in Cheshire.
This increases Blue Diamond’s footprint to 37 having now acquired a total of 16 garden centres from Wyevale.
Meanwhile Webbs Garden Centres have added the Cheltenham outlet to their portfolio, as Hilliers take over the John Browns site in Wimborne, Dorset, in their second transaction with Wyevale having bought four centres in April.
While these sales ensure the sites will continue to operate as garden centres, Wyevale have announced the closure of their leasehold outlets at Thatcham, Berks, where the freehold and leasehold interests have been acquired by the current landlord who has asked for vacant possession – Potters Bar, Herts, and London\’s Syon Park, both also leasehold sites, are also closing.
Wyevale COO Anthony Jones said: “I am disappointed to announce that Thatcham Garden Centre will close by the end of September – we have informed our colleagues and would like to wish them all the very best for the future.
“Our ambition has always been to find a positive outcome for all centres but, unfortunately, Potters Bar Garden Centre and Syon Park Garden Centre will close in the autumn.”

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