Carter Towler’s retail agency team has been appointed as sole agents to market Crossgates Shopping Centre. The London-based property investment company which owns the shopping centre, is one of the most active commercial property investors in the UK having acquired over £1billion assets since 2009.
Commenting on the appointment, Carter Towler’s Head of Retail, Pete Bradbury said: “My office agency colleagues are already doing a great job for this client marketing the vacant office space within Crossgates House, so we are delighted now to be assisting with marketing the vacant retail units within the shopping centre.
“As the retail market starts to pick itself up, we feel we are in a good position to make the most of the units available here. We are keen to use our in-depth experience of the retail sector and our established contacts from across the region, to help identify a selection of quality new tenants for the shopping centre.”
There are currently four units available ranging from 650 – 1,250 sq ft. Existing tenants include Wilko, Poundland, Iceland, Specsavers, Home Bargains and Cooplands.
Pete Bradbury concludes: “Just 5 miles east of the city centre, Crossgates Shopping Centre is in an great location with excellent parking facilities and transport links including the railway station, a couple of minutes’ walk away. Added to that we are able to offer some very competitive lease deals.
“There’s always been a vibrant mix of retailers at Crossgates and we want to find some more that will help restore the range of shopping options for the local community.”
One of the largest independent property consultants in the North, Carter Towler employs 55 people in total and is acknowledged as one of the most commercially active. In the past 12 months the company has been involved in over 400 retail, industrial, commercial, investment, property management and building services deals and currently manages over 4,500 properties for its clients nationwide.