December 2018
Investment Acquisition
Clapham Junction : Shopstop

  • 2.3 acre mixed use site in the heart of Central London
  • Price: circa £137,000,000
Fawcett Mead have recently acted on behalf of DTZ Investors on the acquisition of this prime mixed-use investment in the heart of Central London.

Shopstop is formed of a site area of 2.3 acres and provides circa 74,500 sq ft of retail, leisure and office accommodation which benefits from being located at the main entrance to Clapham Junction railway station, Europe’s busiest railway interchange, with an estimated annual footfall of c. 31 million.

The property is 100% let to tenants including M&S Simply Food, Sainsbury’s, Monsoon, Superdrug and Fitness First. There is also office accommodation on the upper floors which is occupied by Moss Bros and acts as their UK headquarters. Over 20% of the current income is secured for over 10 years.

It is the first time that this property has been traded in the open market for 18 years. The acquisition of the strategically located 2.3 acre site offers numerous long-term opportunities, including inclusion in the area’s wider development plans, whilst being underwritten by the strong existing tenant line up and income profile.

Jonathan Mills commented: “We are delighted to have secured this acquisition for our client, DTZ Investors, against intense competition. Comprising a 2.3 acre, mixed use site in the heart of Central London, the property offers a multitude of asset management opportunities. The property represented a once in a generation opportunity to secure one of the most exciting repositioning projects in London.”
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July 2018
Investment Sale
Crewe : 25-29 Victoria Street & Unit 3 Victoria Shopping Centre

  • High-yielding retail investment in prime pitch, tenants include Holland & Barrett and Ryman
  • Passing Rent: £70,250 per annum
  • Net Initial Yield: 10.00%
  • Price: £667,000
Fawcett Mead are pleased to have acted on the sale of this high yielding retail investment in Crewe. The property comprises three shops, well-let to three extremely strong covenants including Holland & Barrett and Ryman. The sale price of £667,000 reflected a net initial yield of 10.00%. [read more]

December 2017
Investment Sale
Sutton : Store B, St Nicholas Centre

  • Let to SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd until 2025
  • Passing Rent: £145,000 per annum
  • Net Initial Yield: 9.10%
  • Price: £1,500,000
Fawcett Mead are pleased to have acted on the sale of Store B, St Nicholas Centre in Chatham. A purchase price of £1,500,000 reflects a net initial yield of 9.10%. [read more]

May 2017
Investment Acquistion
Derby : Park Farm Shopping Centre

  • Anchored by Co-op, Wilko and Boots
  • Price: £9,750,000
Fawcett Mead are pleased to have acted on behalf of Evolve Estates on the acquisition of Park Farm Shopping Centre in Derby.

The scheme comprises over 80,000 sq ft of retail, anchored by Co-op, Wilkos, Boots, Farmfoods and Barclays. The property offers significant asset management and development opportunities and benefits from its immediate vicinity to the campus of Derby University.
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March 2017
Lease Advisory
Fawcett Mead retained by Citrus

  • Citrus have appointed Fawcett Mead to acquire high street and shopping centre locations across the UK
Citrus, a ladies fashion retailer are acquiring sites ranging from 500 to 1,500 sq ft in busy high street and shopping centre locations.

Nick Carvey at Fawcett Mead commented: "We are very pleased to assist Citrus in their acquisition programme and hope to open another 10 units in the next 12 months. This will add to their current portfolio of 8 stores."
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February 2017
Investment Acquisition
Stourbridge : Ryemarket Shopping Centre

  • Prime Shopping Centre Acquisition
  • Passing Rent: £1,414,334 per annum
  • Net Initial Yield: 8%
  • Price: £14,750,000
Fawcett Mead are pleased to have acted for Waypoint Asset Management on the freehold acquisition of this shopping centre in the heart of Stourbridge. It provides the primary retail offering within the town. The property is let to convenience and mass market retailers such as Waitrose and WHSmith. A purchase price of £14,750,000 reflects a net initial yield of 8.94%. "We are delighted to have completed this acquisition on behalf of Waypoint Asset Management. The Centre provides a number of interesting asset opportunities and is the dominant retail offer within Stourbridge." Jonathan Mills, Director. [read more]

February 2017
Letting
Dartford : Unit 10 Priory Centre

  • Warren James completes in Dartford
Fawcett Mead has agreed a deal with jeweler Warren James for a prime retail unit at the Priory Shopping Centre, Dartford.

Warren James signed a 10 year lease, with tenant only break at years 3 and 6, plus 12 months rent free. The tenant is paying £18,500 pa.

Nick Carvey commented, “This former Co-op Travel store is in a prime location within the centre, adjacent to Poundland. Warren James is a successful and rapidly expanding retailer, having opened 22 stores in 2016. They are a perfect fit for the Priory.”
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