National Retail and Leisure Advisors

  • Leeds Victoria (Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate)

    Victoria Leeds is one of the most sought after shopping locations for luxury International brands in the UK.

    Anchored by John Lewis and Harvey Nichols, with a superb international Tenant line up including; Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Rolex, Boodles, Ralph Lauren, The Ivy/Ivy Asia, The White Company, Paul Smith, Coach and Cos/&Other Stories.

    New store openings include: Boodles, Kurt Geiger, Molton Brown, Kate Spade, Cubitts, L’Occitane, Astrid & Miyu, Castle Fine Art, Carvela and Mint Velvet.

    For further information please contact Simon Lyons or Tom Limbert.

  • York Coppergate Shopping Centre

    The 200,000 sq ft Coppergate Shopping Centre is anchored by Fenwick Department Stores and Primark, alongside the likes of Flying Tiger, Caffe Nero, Clarks and The Body Shop.
    For further information please contact Tom Limbert.

Central Retail is one of the UK's leading property consultancies advising owners and occupiers on all aspects of Retail and Leisure property.

Our core services include:

  • Development Leasing

    Using our thorough understanding of the retail occupational market, we provide comprehensive advice on leasing new developments. We provide input into the master planning, site assembly and scheme design, as well as detailed market information to formulate appraisals. Having pre-leased for Land Securities the 1 million sq ft TrinityLeeds Shopping and Leisure Development (opened March 2013) and Westfield / Meyer Bergman's 570,000 sq ft The Broadway Bradford we have a proven track record of delivering successful, high quality Shopping Centres.

  • Shopping Centre Asset Management & Leasing

    We have a proven track record of leasing shopping centres across the UK, where we have acted for Hammerson, Westfield, Land Sec and Intu.

    This is where we really excel – our "Can Do" attitude to leasing consistently achieves the best results for our clients.

  • Investment Consultancy

    We advise a variety of clients on the acquisition or disposal of retail property investments.

    Our close relationship with retail occupiers gives us an unrivalled ability to understand changes in the occupational market and therefore advise on how that could impact on investment strategies, sales or purchases.

  • Acquisitions & Disposals

    We undertake store/restaurant acquisitions and disposals on behalf of national retailers and leading restaurant businesses in High Streets/Shopping Centres/Retail Parks across the UK. To underline this, in 2022 transactions have been concluded in Southampton and Aberdeen, Liverpool and Hull so our reach is far and wide!

  • Lease Advisory

    We undertake rent reviews and lease renewals on behalf of landlords and tenants.

    We will also secure commercial advantage for our clients, when there is opportunity through lease re-gears.

Established in 1999, Central Retail is one of the UK’s leading retail and leisure consultancies in the Retail & Leisure sectors.

We have a complete understanding of the occupier market and represent many of the UK’s leading institutions, property companies and private landlords in the prime towns and cities across the north of England. We act for a number of national retail and leisure occupiers advising them on all aspects of their portfolios - acquisitions, disposals and regears.

Simon Lyons

E:, T: 07775 713339

Simon has worked in the Retail Property Industry for over 30 years. Having worked as a Director at Churston Heard (now JLL) in London for 11 years he established Central Retail in 1999. Advising both retailers and landlord’s across the UK has given him a valuable and comprehensive understanding of the prime occupational retail market. Simon has been involved in numerous acquisition and disposal projects for many of the countries leading retailers and was responsible for bringing Harvey Nichols to Leeds for their first store outside of London as well as acquiring one of the largest UK stores for Primark in Meadowhall. He has acted for some of the UK’s largest shopping centre developers to advise on complex site assembly, scheme extensions and major development projects. Some of the clients he works with include Five Guys, itsu, Rivington Hark, Next, Primark, Vision Express, Moss Bros, Patrizia, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Pizza Hut, Inditex, Hammerson.

Tom Limbert

E:, T: 07876 440994

Tom acts on both Shopping Centre Leasing instructions and the High Street for private and institutional landlords across the north of England and also has a stable of retainened occupier clients including Caffe Nero, Tile Giant and Moda Furnishings. 

Tom has acted as retained agent for Caffe Nero for over 15 years acquiring in excess of 75 stores. 

Recent highlights includes the acquisition of a former Post Office for Mitchells & Butler for £3.75m, a 275,000 sq ft warehouse acquisition for Tile Giant and leasing the only standalone Rolex store outside of London.