Supermarket Income REIT buys Sainsbury’s store for £75.8m

Supermarket Income REIT buys Sainsbury's store for £75.8m

Supermarket Income REIT has purchased Sainsbury’s store in Cannock, Staffordshire from a client of CBRE Investment Management for £75.8 million, representing a net initial yield of 4.0%.

The Sainsbury’s store opened in 1997 and was extensively refurbished in 2011. This 9.1 acre site comprises a 73,000 sq ft net sales area supermarket, a 12-pump petrol filling station and 490 car parking spaces. The store has a purpose-built online fulfilment centre which operates 12 vans, forming a key part of Sainsbury’s online grocery network across the region. The asset is being acquired with an unexpired lease term of 15 years, with five-yearly, upwards only, RPI-linked rent reviews (subject to a 4.0% cap and 1.0% floor).

“This Sainsbury’s in Cannock is an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of high-quality omnichannel stores and was funded using proceeds from the recently oversubscribed equity issue.  The property has strong trading fundamentals and forms a key part of Sainsbury’s online fulfilment network,” said Ben Green, Director of Atrato Capital Limited, the Investment Adviser to Supermarket Income REIT plc.