Chatteris garden centre which appeared on BBC show The Fixer -that has been closed for almost two years- sold for £545,000

David White, Alex Polizzi and Lynn White.

David White, Alex Polizzi and Lynn White. - Credit: Archant

A garden centre in Chatteris, which featured on BBC 2 TV series The Fixer but has been closed for almost two years, has been sold for £545,000 to an investor who intends to re-open it.

Oak Garden centre, Chatteris.

Oak Garden centre, Chatteris. - Credit: Archant

Oak Garden Centre was featured on Alex Polizzi’s TV business troubleshooting series The Fixer, where she gives family run businesses a helping hand, in January 2013.

But then-owner David White closed it and put it on the market in October 2013. The sale of the 1.402 hectares site has been overseen by Quinton Edwards.

A Quinton Edwards spokesman said: “Quinton Edwards are delighted to announce the sale of Oak Garden Centre located in Chatteris.

“Quinton Edwards acted on behalf of David White who has retired from the garden centre industry but will continue to run his two other businesses.

“The site has been sold to a private individual who has plans to open a new garden centre in the future.”

Mr White said: “I have been very pleased with the professional service delivered and delighted with what has been achieved in the sale of the site and Rachel McMordie has been amazing.”

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David White, speaking to the Cambs Times in January 2013 about his experience of appearing on the show, said: “Alex (Polizzi) has been here several times, and we have got on very well with her, although of course we have had our spats.

“We have had a terrible year because of the weather, and it nearly finished us off. But we are fighting back, and we hope that working with Alex will secure our future. This has been a boost that we really didn’t expect, as we didn’t apply to go on the show.

“The programme will show we were wanting in some areas, Alex was not impressed with our signage or one of the greenhouses. We have taken her advice on board, and redesigned the shop. We really appreciate her help.

“We have had various industry experts here, with a team of advisors, sometimes there has been up to 24 of them here on a peak day.”

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