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November 2022

Jollyes Pets’ expansion continues at a canter with three Scottish acquisitions

Jollyes Pets, solely advised by ESH, have secured 3 new stores in Scotland as part of their continued expansion.

Jollyes have taken 10 year leases on units at Hermiston Gait Retail Park, Edinburgh (7,500sqft) and Burghmuir Retail Park, Stirling (6,000sqft) and a 5 year lease at Saltire Retail Park, Glenrothes (5,000sqft).

Jollyes continue to seek further opportunities throughout the UK.

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November 2022

Custodian Capital agree two new lettings in Southport

Custodian Capital, solely advised by ESH, have completed 2 new lettings on Kew Retail Park, Southport.

Jollyes Pets have taken a vacant 6,000sqft unit on the park on a new 10 year lease and CVS Group (veterinary practice) have taken a 15 year lease on the former Carphone Warehouse unit of 3,000sqft adjacent.

The park is now fully let, but with further asset management opportunities available.

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November 2022

Pure Gym pump up store estate with four more acquistions

Pure Gym advised by ESH have completed four new acquisitions and their first in Northern Ireland for four years.

Pure Gym will open in:

  • Yate, Riverside Retail Park
  • Haywards Heath, South Road
  • Ballymena, Braidwater Retail Park
  • Boston, Alban Retail Park

ESH also advised on a lease re-gear with their existing facility in Ashton under Lyne, Ashton Retail Park.

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October 2022

Martin’s Properties buys South East retail and shed portfolio for £23.1m

A client of ESH, Martin’s Properties has snapped up a portfolio of four assets comprising a combined 130,000 sq ft in the South East for £23.1m.

The four freehold assets, spanning 10 acres, include a Wickes retail warehouse in St Albans, Andover Retail Park in central Winchester and Speedfield Retail Park in Fareham, plus a multi-let industrial estate in Milton Keynes. The fully let portfolio, purchased with cash resources, is all currently rated EPC ‘C’ or higher and its acquisition will add £1.5m per year of rent for Martin’s Properties.

Brook Stotesbury, head of commercial asset management and investment at Martin’s Properties, commented: “We were delighted to be presented with this opportunity at a significant discount to pricing at the start of the year. The assets represent good long-term income to strong covenants in excellent macro and micro locations within the South East.”

Richard Bourne, chief executive of Martin’s Properties, said: “The off-market acquisition of this portfolio highlights our growing reputation including the strength of our team, the convenance of our capital and our ability to act swiftly.
“We have been patient with our deployment of capital over the past two years and have quietly built up a strong cash position which we are now able to deploy in an evolving market.
“We now have over £320m and 500,000 sq ft of assets under management and have radically changed the composition of our portfolio, having deployed over £40m of cash in the last two months and £63m in the last 12 months.”
He added: “We still have £65m of cash to invest and continue to look for opportunities to use our in-house development and asset management expertise. Our immediate focus is on securing further acquisitions where we can add value through development and repositioning to deliver opportunistic risk-adjusted returns.”

ESH are looking forward to working with Martin’s on the retail asset management of Fareham, St Albans & Winchester.

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October 2022

Greggs set to roll out new store in Cardiff

Savills Investment Management, solely advised by ESH, has completed a new letting to Greggs at Brooklands Retail Park in Cardiff.


The bakery chain has taken a new 10 year lease on the former Pizza Hut unit, which extends to approximately 3,200 sq ft and occupies a prominent roadside position, fronting the busy Culverhouse Cross intersection.

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August 2022

The Gym Group to open in Grimsby

The Gym Group have unconditionally exchanged contracts on a new letting at Victoria Retail Park, Grimsby. The Gym will occupy the existing Poundstretcher unit which extends to approx. 11,266 sq ft on a new 15 year lease. The deal represents the first acquisition for The Gym in Grimsby as the 24/7 value operator continues to expand across the UK.

Other occupiers on the scheme include Next, Smyths Toys, Sports Direct and Bensons.

ESH represented The Gym Group.



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