Warren James jewellery outlet has opened a new store in The Britten Shopping Centre, Lowestoft. The retailer occupies a 1,600 sq ft unit on a 10-year lease at an annual rent of £30,000.
British fashion retailer Topshop has renewed its lease in the fashion hub of the Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough, for a further five years.
National shoe repair chain Timpson has renewed its lease at Houndshill Shopping Centre, Blackpool.
Virgin Media has opened in Blackpool for the first time with a new store in Houndshill Shopping Centre.
Waypoint New Frontier has taken part in its first 5k run through London to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Specialist health food retailer Holland & Barrett has moved to larger premises at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough, enabling it to offer a wider range of products in an expanding market.
Poundland has completed a deal to take over the lease of 99p Stores’ large unit at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough following its acquisition of the rival discount retailer.
Local Retail Fund has completed a lease renewal with Foxtons in Stratford, east London, for a straight 15-year period with five-yearly open market rent reviews.
Local Retail Fund has ended the year with the purchase of the Old Mill Square Shopping Centre in Storrington, West Sussex, for £5.21m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.8%.
Local Retail Fund has sold the Bell Quadrant Shopping Centre in Carfin, Scotland, for £3.35m, following completion of an asset management programme that has added significant value to the neighbourhood scheme.