Trading competition cited for Beverley lease surrender

The Garden Centre Group (GCG) has detailed why it is giving up its lease on Beverley Garden Centre in Humberside in January.

The former Peter Barratt's centre, bought by the former Wyevale in 2007, is "facing severe competition from local nurseries, including Colletta & Tyson, Langlands, Sandhill and Croft", according to a letter sent to staff about the proposed closure.

The letter adds: "This has resulted in a lower than expected growth in turnover, which coupled with above average rental payments has led to the garden centre making losses in recent years."

GCG proposes to enforce a five-year break in the lease with landlord Key Growing on 15 January.

Key Growing is seeking a new tenant but is facing planning issues, an issue GCG originally cited as a problem in finding a new tenant.


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