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Mill Race garden centre up for sale

Published: 21 June 2019 - Kiran Grewal

Owner of Mill Race garden centre, Swallow Aquatics has announced it plans to sell the centre, as it takes away from its speciality in aquatics. The centre is located in Aldham, Colchester and is one of the largest garden centres in Essex.


Managing director of Swallow Aquatics, Nick Seaby said in a statement: "After much consideration we are announcing our intention to sell Mill Race Garden Centre and Web-site as an on-going concern with Swallow Aquatics remaining as a tenant.

"We purchased the garden centre 15 years ago and have traded successfully and benefitted from the loyalty of both customers and our team. We are however specialists in Aquatics and are aware that a new operator could do more justice to the potential of the team and the opportunity that exists on the site and in Colchester. We therefore wish to see the business transition to new ownership and a prosperous future."

The Garden Centre benefits from approximately 25 000 sq. ft. of internal space, an extensive planteria and coffee shop with access onto the river, and is located close to one of the fastest growing towns in the UK, it is believed that there is potential for the site to triple its current turnover.

"We have appointed Quinton Edwards to help us find new owners and they will begin actively marketing the garden centre as from this week," said Mr Seaby.


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