Central 12 in Southport

Central 12 retail park in Southport has been bought in a deal believed to be worth £27 million. 

The site has been bought by LCP, part of M Core.

Anchored by an ASDA superstore, the centre comprises 162,143 sq ft of open convenience retail, with retailers including The Range, Poundland, Boots and Next.

Earlier this year, Stand Up For Southport revealed how discount retailer B&M is planning to relocate to the site from its current premises on Lord Street. 

Read More: B&M in Southport to move from Lord Street to Central 12 creating 30 jobs and new garden centre

The new owners are currently speaking with national retailers about filling the three vacant units at the park, including the one vacated by the former Outfit store. 

The 13-unit shopping park, located on Derby Road, close to Southport Railway Station, also has a car park for 600 vehicles.  

It was previously home to the Southport Steamport museum. 

Buchanan, Group Managing Director at LCP, said:

 “We have invested more than £115 million in retail assets this year, demonstrating our determination and commitment to investing in the UK retail sector. Acquisitions such as this form an important part of our programme of investment as we seek to consolidate our portfolio and add value to it.”

Barry Flint, LCP Director and asset manager to the site, said:

“Central 12 is a busy retail park with a range of national brands and independent retailers, which has a real community feel to it. 

“We’re renowned for our intensive asset management and the team is already on the ground, making several improvements, including updating the public realm.

“We’re speaking to new national retailers and local management about how we can continue to improve the shopping experience for visitors, and are committed to working with the local community to ensure that the park is a positive asset for the area. We hope to announce new retailers very soon.”

M Core, the acquisitive commercial property collective and one of the largest, privately held commercial property portfolios in the UK, has invested more than £160 million over 12 months in 25 retail centres. Major acquisitions include Cwmbran Centre, Cwmbran; The Galleries, Washington, Sunderland; and Three Spires in Lichfield.

It has £300 million available to invest for assets ranging from £500,000 to £30 million and portfolios up to £150 million and is actively seeking sites for acquisition.

The agents acting for LCP on the deal were Ben Turquet of Harvey Spackfield and Peter Schaverien, Harper Dennis Hobbs, while the solicitor was Catherine Gunz of Osborne Clarke. The agent for the vendor was JLL.

Three units are available at Central 12. For all enquiries, contact Barry Flint: BFlint@lcpproperties.co.uk, 07825 138755.

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