LondonMetric divests retail park in Leeds for £25.2m

LondonMetric divests retail park in Leeds for £25.2m

LondonMetric has sold its retail park in Kirkstall, Leeds, for £25.2 million, to a UK institutional investor.

The 120,000 sq ft Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park was developed by LondonMetric in 2015 after acquiring the site in 2011.

Following the recent re-letting of a 21,000 sq ft unit to The Range, the 18 unit park is fully let to occupiers including Home Bargains, Smyths Toys, Iceland, Pets at Home and JD Sports, with a WAULT of 8 years (6 years to first break).

LondonMetric said the sale price represents a 15% premium to the 31 March 2021 book value and crystallises a total return on cost of 27%.

The retail park sale in Leeds is expected to complete at the end of September 2021.

“This is a strong trading retail park and its sale is in line with our strategy to divest our last few remaining multi let retail parks. We have seen an uptick in investor interest for well let and located retail parks which is reflected in the sale price achieved. Our strongest conviction calls remain urban logistics and convenience led long income and the sale proceeds will be allocated into these sub-sectors,” said Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric.