Rutland Garden Centre proving difficult to sell

Rutland Garden Centre near Oakham in Rutland, which has won planning permission for a £350,000 sales area from Rutland County Council, is proving difficult to sell because potential buyers have to raise cash for buying the centre and building the extension, according to agent Simon Quinton-Smith.

Centre director Chris Hamilton is looking to sell so that his parents, who founded the business, can retire. Quinton-Smith said:

"It's been on the market a while so any sensible offers will be considered. Because it's a buy and build, raising money for both in this market is difficult." The building for the new sales area will be 43x12m and will replace an outside sales area.


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