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Garden Centres

Christie & Co has been providing operational property brokerage and valuation services to specialist markets for around 85 years. We have 15 UK and 14 European offices with a team of around 40 agents and valuers with garden centre experience.

Garden Centres: What we do

Contact Us: 

 

 
Steve Rodell MRICS
 
Managing Director Retail
 
 T: 020 7227 0759
 E: steve.rodell@christie.com

Jon Patrick 
 
Head of Leisure & Development

 T: 0113 389 2710
 E: Jon.Patrick@christie.com​

 

Selling Garden Centres

We became best known in the garden centre industry for marketing and selling 145 Wyevale Garden Centres with an aggregate guide price of £444 million. We did this by implementing a professional and carefully designed marketing campaign tailored to the client’s needs.  This ignited interest in the horticulture sector and beyond in the finance and real estate sectors.  Our campaign reached over 60,000 people and created an avalanche of activity, resulting in 52 separate transactions over an 18 month period. 

If you are considering selling a gardening business, please contact us and we will share our insight and show you how we can bring the levels of interest generated from this project to maximise your position.
 

Buying a Garden Centre

We transact operational property day in day out, so we know the pitfalls and are skilled negotiators.  Clients want to know their approach is taken seriously by presenting it through a reputable company like Christie & Co.
Anyone can sell their business to the obvious buyers, but are you achieving the best value?  There are less obvious suitors who may have specific requirements who want to use our knowledge and contacts to make an ‘off market’ approach.   

If you want to take advantage of our acquisition services or find out who is buying, let us confidentially assess whether your business falls within the requirements of our retained clients.  
 

Garden Centre Valuation

We have an established pedigree in the formal valuation of garden centres for loan security (or bank) purposes having valued many of them – including some well-known ones – before we dealt with the sale of Wyevale Garden Centres.
The foundation of a robust and professionally prepared valuation is a good database of comparable transactional evidence. Having sold more garden centres and dealt with more buyers in the market than any other advisor, we are confident that no one else has the same depth of market knowledge as Christie & Co.

You can be confident that for whatever reason you / your advisors may need a ‘Red Book’ valuation, our RICS accreditation and bank panel valuer status will underpin your decision to appoint us.
 

Consultancy

We gain our experience and insight into businesses like yours through advising literally thousands of stakeholders every year.  So, if you want to benchmark your business against the rest of the market, let us see if we can help you.        
 

Why should we be talking to each other?

  • Buying a garden centre; make sure you tell us what you are looking for by registering your details and creating ‘Saved Search’ 
 
  • Selling a garden centre; whether you have a long-established family business or multiple sites, don’t take the first off market offer that comes along. Let us help you maximise the value of your asset through a professional process and by leveraging the market.
 
  • Letting a garden centre; maybe you want to sell your business but keep the freehold property to create an investment.  Are you more interested in rental income or value creation?  We can find the best occupier for you to partner with.
 
  • Invest in a garden centre; perhaps you want to invest in an asset class ‘insulated’ from headwinds in the high street.  Our contacts extend into the investment market. Or we can introduce you to operators who can manage your garden centre to enhance it’s return to you.    
 
  • Develop / Redevelop; many garden centres now have extended restaurants, concessions and other non-core retail activities. If you want to extend / refurbish your garden centre, our wider Christie Group services such as Pinders can help with the provision of building services.
 
  • Finance; who doesn’t like a competitive deal? Let independent commercial mortgage advisors Christie Finance provide a no obligation review to see if they can help you find a loan that saves costs or includes a better service.  
 
  • Operating Costs; you could save operational costs by speaking to us.
    • Why not challenge Christie Insurance to find a better insurance deal?
    • Are you compliant?  Venners can check your business is compliant with current legislation.
    • Having trouble with stock losses?  Leading stock takers Orridge is part of the Christie Group and have the latest technology to undertake the most complex stock takes cost effectively.
    • Electronic Event Ticketing – Don’t k now where to start? Vennersys can help you.
As the agents who created an avalanche of market activity during the sale of Wyevale Garden Centres we have an unrivalled knowledge of the garden centre market.
We are talking to operators of every size across the UK and we can bring our tried and tested expertise to your advantage. 

How do we start a conversation?
 
 
Steve Rodell MRICS
 
Managing Director Retail
 
 T: 020 7227 0759
 E: steve.rodell@christie.com

Jon Patrick 
 
Head of Leisure & Development

 T: 0113 389 2710
 E: Jon.Patrick@christie.com​

 

Alternatively call your local office on the telephone numbers listed here
 
London
020 7227 0700
  Cardiff
02920 023123
  Glasgow
0141 352 7300
  Maidstone
01622 656000
  Nottingham
0115 948 3100
                 
Birmingham
0121 456 1222
  Edinburgh
0131 557 6666
  Ipswich
01473 256588
  Manchester
0161 833 3311
  Reading
0118 402 1650
                 
Bristol
0117 946 8500
  Exeter
01392 285600
  Leeds
0113 389 2700
  Newcastle
0191 222 1740
  Winchester
01962 844455