Melcot Garden Centre, Kirton Road, Messingham, North Lincolnshire, DN17 3RD

Melcot Garden Centre is situated at ordnance survey grid reference SE905037. It occupies a substantial corner plot just south of the B1400 Brig Road and west of Kirton Road, lying to the south of Messingham Village. The population of Messingham is around 4,000 people. It is situated approximately 1.5km to the west of the A159 Trunk Road, joining it in Messingham High Street. To the north, approximately 3km distant lies the town of Scunthorpe.

Just to the north of Messingham, the M180 motorway runs in an east/west direction, this can be joined at junction 4, which is situated approximately half a kilometre to the west of the town of Brig.

The centre of Scunthorpe lies approximately 6km (4miles) to the north of Messingham, this is a substantial town with a population of approximately 65,000. It is the largest settlement in Lincolnshire.

Melcot Garden Centre is a substantial property extending to 4.12 hectares (10.19 acres), (only part of the site has been developed) The north elevation fronts directly on to Brig Road (B1400) the current vehicular access is located at the southern end of the site direct onto Kirton Road. Approximately 190m² (2000ft²)of yard area is used for the retailing of architectural salvage building materials.

1500m² (0.37 acres) is car park area with a circular route designed into the layout to allow vehicles in and out of the site.

There is a twin bay polythene tunnel 16.3m width x 29.2m length giving 476m² (5123ft²). One bay is benched with concrete paths and the other is hardcore currently being used for the storage of retail goods.

The retail building is a portal steel framed construction shed 22.93m width x 18.0m depth giving 412.74m² (4443ft²). Lying to the south of the shed there is an external plant display area, surrounded and protected by a rendered painted wall. Plants are currently displayed on wooden tables, with gravel paths around. A further external area located to the east of the retail shed, is utilised for the display of hard goods and sundries.

The site is well equipped with customer facilities, and there is a separate portacabin office serving the enterprise.

An outdoor sales container area currently under construction extends to 850m² (9150ft²). The area has been stoned with hardcore and is partially benched.

Current trading
Melcot Garden Centre has recently completed its first year of trading. Its turnover was approximately £400,000 per annum, the year end being the end of April 2018. The vendor is in the process of drawing up final accounts for the years trading. Audited accounts will be made available from the selling agents office.

Land Registration
Melcot Garden Centre comprises four land registry titles.
Title Number HS286928, HS368987, HS377363 and HS374618.

It is understood that mains, water, electricity and gas are connected to the property. Foul water drainage is by septic tank.

Freehold with vacant possession is offered upon completion of a sale.

Local authority reference ND262909020. Description Garden Centre and Premises. Rateable Value £16,000. Effective date 6th June 2017.

The business is elected for VAT.

Each party to bear their own legal costs associated with the preparation of the sale contract.

The vendor wishes to impose an overage agreement on the site, for residential development. If approval is given for residential development within 25 years of completion of the sale, the vendor would ask for 25% of the uplift in market value of the site, prior to commencement of residential development minus the original purchase price. The overage agreement would only relate to residential development of a substantial nature. If an agriculturally tide house were to be constructed on site, this would not trigger the overage agreement.

Local planning authority Development Control Planning and Regeneration, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1AB. Tel: 01724 297000. Email:
Planning history
Application number PA/2014/1171 was for the determinstion of the requirement for prior approval for an agricultural building at Melcot Nurseries, Kirton Road, Masingham, DN17 3RD. Approved 3rd February 2015.
Planning application number PA/2015/0173 was made on 3rd March 2015, to erect a building to be used for horticultural sales/garden centre at Melcot Nurseries, Kirton Road, Masingham DN17 3RD. Approval was granted on 28th April 2015, planning permission conditions include "the building hereby permitted shall only be used for the sale of agricultural and horticultural products, and for no other purpose unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority".
Opening times shall be limited to 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. No deliveries to take place outside these hours.

Strictly by prior appointment through the agents office.
Please contact Tony Rowland
01386 765700


Commercial / Other (land), Horticulture/Glasshouse

For Sale - Prominent Freehold Garden Centre Site Extending to 4.12 hectares (10.19 acres) Substantial portal steel frame retail shop with café extending to 412.74m² (4443ft²) External plant display area and Northern poly tunnel Good vehicular access to Brig Road (B1400) And Kirton Road Stock