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Published:  01 March, 2007

== ? AMBLESIDE ==

Cotton Traders Holdings has acquired 1,500 sq ft at 10 Market Cross in the Market Cross shopping centre. A new 10-year lease was agreed at £36,000 pa. The landlord, Atmore Group, was represented by Legat Owen and Cotton Traders was advised by Harper Dennis Hobbs.

== ? bishop auckland ==

Greeting Card Group has taken a 10-year lease on the 1,467 sq ft Unit 6 in the Newgate shopping centre at £25.90 per sq ft. Landlord Ravenhill Estates was represented by Savills and Capital Retail advised the tenant.

== ? Borehamwood ==

HSBC has taken the 2,478 sq ft Unit 6b on the Borehamwood shopping park on a 15-year lease at £99,120 pa, equating to £40 per sq ft. Wilkinson Williams and Harvey Spack Field were letting agents on behalf of British Land's Hercules Unit Trust, while CB Richard Ellis represented the tenant.

== ? Bradford ==

Deichmann Shoes has relocated within Bradford from its existing premises on the Forster Square retail park to 1 Goodwin Mall in the Kirkgate Centre. Comprising 4,300 sq ft over ground and first floors, the retail unit has been let on a 10-year lease with a five-year break, at £90,000 pa. Douglas Stevens & Co acted for the landlord at Forster Square, Crownway Investments, and DTZ represented Deichman.

== ? Buckley ==

Independent has taken Unit 16 Central Precinct at £12,800 pa. Mason Owen was letting agent on behalf of Ethel Austin Properties Holdings.

== ? glasgow ==

River Island has taken a new 15-year lease on Units 10-11 at Buchanan Galleries, providing 9,991 sq ft of sales space and 704 sq ft of storage, at £475,000 pa. And H&M has taken a 20-year lease on the 6,790-sq ft Unit 6 at £420,000 pa. Culverwell was letting agent on behalf of the Buchanan Partnership, a joint venture between Henderson Global Investors and Land Securities.

== ? LEEDS ==

Alternative medicine retailer Herbmedic Centre has agreed a new 10-year lease on the 864-sq ft Unit 28 in the Merrion Centre, at £35,000 pa. And Birthdays has agreed a new 10-year lease on the 2,040-sq ft Unit 29 at £52,000 pa. Landlord Town Centre Securities Holdings was represented by Savills and Harmer Ray Hoffbrand.

== ? LEEDS ==

J&S Ventures, trading as Costa Coffee, has agreed a new 10-year lease on Unit 3 at Headingley Arndale Centre, which totals 1,140 sq ft, at £44,500 pa. And Recline has agreed a new 10-year lease at Unit 9, which totals 812 sq ft, at £38,500 pa. Landlord Topwell was advised by Savills. J&S Ventures was represented by Legat Owen.

== ? LINCOLN ==

Sports World has taken a lease on 16,500 sq ft of first floor space at Standard Life's St Marks shopping centre. The sports retailer has taken store on a 15-year lease at a stepped annual rent, rising from £123,500 in year one to £175,000 in the fifth year, and will trade as 'Sports Direct'. As part of the transaction, Standard Life took a surrender of Sports World's existing lease on its former premises at 24 Station Street, Lincoln at nil premium. Sports World was represented by Churston Heard and Wilkinson Williams represented Standard Life.

== ? liverpool ==

New Look has taken a new 15-year lease on the 7,350 sq ft Unit 1 on the New Mersey retail park in Speke. A rent equating to £54 per sq ft was agreed. Wilkinson Williams was letting agent on behalf of the Hercules Property Unit Trust and Hill Woodhouse represented the tenant.

== ? milton keynes ==

Costa Coffee has taken a 10-year lease on the 1,790-sq ft Unit 1 in the Kingston Centre at £65,000 pa. Brasier Harris represented the tenant and Morgan Williams was letting agent on behalf of Tesco.

== ? swansea ==

Poundstretcher has taken a new 15-year lease on the 8,000-sq ft Unit 1 on the Junction 47 retail park in Gorseinon. A rent of £9.69 per sq ft was agreed. EJ Hales was letting agent on behalf of landlord AR&V and Savills represented the tenant.

== ? Tamworth ==

Body Shop has taken 1,895 sq ft in the Ankerside shopping centre, on a 10-year lease at £58,500 pa. And First Choice Travel has taken the 1,033 sq ft Unit 42, which has frontage to both the centre and to George Street, on a 10-year lease at £28,750 pa. Capital Retail and Adam Perry & Co were letting agents. Atisreal advised First Choice while Savills advised Body Shop.

== ? THORNABY-ON-TEES ==

Thornfield Properties has exchanged contracts with New Look at its £25m Thornaby town centre regeneration scheme near Stockton-on-Tees. The fashion retailer has agreed a new 15-year lease on approximately 6,000 sq ft, including mezzanine accommodation, at £65,000 pa. Other recent lettings at the 250,000-sq ft development, which is due to be completed in 2008, include Peacocks, Barclays and Home Bargains. Thornfield was represented by Savills and Sanderson Weatherall. New Look was advised by CB Richard Ellis.

== ? Worksop ==

Marks & Spencer Simply Food and New Look have become the first retailers to sign leases at Centenary Asset Management's 55,000-sq ft extension to the Priory shopping centre. Marks & Spencer has signed a new 15-year lease on 13,000 sq ft, while New Look has taken a new 15-year lease on 13,400 sq ft at £165,000 pa. New Look is relocating from its existing store in Bridge Place. Donaldsons and Fisher Hargreaves Proctor are letting agents for the scheme.

== ? Liverpool ==

Mourant Trustees, the owner of Liverpool's Metquarter, has secured three new fashion tenants. The Sixty Group has acquired two units at the Metquarter for Energie and Miss Sixty. Energie will trade in Unit 39a, which totals 3,200 sq ft over ground and mezzanine floors. The retail space has been taken on a 10-year lease at £100,000 pa, with 12 months rent free. Miss Sixty will occupy unit 39b, which is also 3,200 sq ft over ground and mezzanine. The lease terms are the same as unit 39a. Fossil has acquired unit 18, providing 1,006 sq ft, on a 10-year lease at £78,000 pa. It will trade as a Fossil Accessory store. Markham Vaughan Gillingham is letting agent and both Fossil and Sixty Group were advised by Harper Dennis Hobbs.

== ? Manchester ==

Greggs has taken a new 10-year lease on Unit L41 in the new Arndale extension. The unit provides 1,240 sq ft and a rent of £45,000 pa was agreed. Tushingham Moore was letting agent for Prudential Property Investment Management and Mason Owen represented the tenant.

== ? ROTHERHAM ==

Hercules Unit Trust has leased the 5,000 sq ft Unit 10c at the Parkgate shopping park to Superdrug on a 10-year lease at £235,000 pa equating to £45 per sq ft. Wilkinson Williams, Anderson Harkins and Harvey Spack Field were letting agents and Mason & Partners represented the tenant.

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=== Standard Life banks new tenant in Harlow ===

Standard Life Investments, advised by Strutt & Parker, has let unit 7b at The Water Gardens to HSBC. The bank has taken the ground floor retail unit, which will provide 6,089 sq ft, on 10-year leases at a £36 per sq ft, for the main section.

Rob Williams, partner in Strutt & Parker's retail team, said: "Substantial growth is envisaged in Harlow over the coming years, particularly given its unrivalled position within the M11 growth corridor.

"The scheme has already attracted an impressive list of tenants. It is anchored by Asda and other tenants include Topshop, Next, HMV, JD Sports, River Island, Sports World, Esporta, Pizza Hut and Nando's. The two remaining units within the scheme, of 7,994 and 3,680 sq ft respectively, are both under offer to major fashion retailers."

CBRE acted for HSBC.