National Retail and Leisure Advisors

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Deal alert! It’s been a long hard struggle but we’ve surrendered this lease @TrinityLeeds for our clients Pret A Ma……
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Delighted to have acquired another premium site for our clients Five Guys - this one’s at Teesside Retail Park. Tha……
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Brilliant news for BarnsleyMike Ashley's Flannels Signs For Barnsley Glass Works Store | CoStar…
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Two new stores for Victoria Leeds!@victorialeeds #leeds #kurtgeiger #carvela #designer #footwear .Kurt Geiger to o……
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  • Barnsley The Glass Works - Town Centre Redevelopment

    Acting on behalf of Barnsley Borough Council and Queensbury, we are leasing agents on the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure development which opens September 2021.

    Next, TK Maxx, Flannels & Sports Direct are all signed up to anchor the retail element, with Cineworld (13 screens) and Superbowl signed to anchor the leisure.

    For further information please contact Tom Limbert or Simon Lyons.

  • Bradford The Broadway

    Westfield developed and opened the 570,000 sqft covered Broadway Shopping Centre in November 2015. It is now owned by MARK.

    The Broadway offers huge customer choice with Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, Boots, JD Sports plus 70 leading brands, The Light Cinema and a 1,300 space shopper car park.

    Ninja Warrior have recently announced plans to open a new 18,000 sqft adventure park.

    For further information please contact Simon Lyons or Tom Limbert.

  • 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; Coach, Church's, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, & Other Stories, Anthropologie, Cos and Mulberry.

    Recent new store openings have included Rolex, Mulberry, Peloton, Kate Spade, Kurt Geiger, Carvela, L’occitane and Fred Perry.

    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 act on behalf of landlords, including Land Securities, Westfield 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 acquisitions and disposals on behalf of a number of national retailers in high streets, retail parks and shopping centres throughout the UK.

  • 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 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 Hammerson, Meyer Bergman, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Landsec, Intu, Five Guys, Pizza Hut, Primark, MOD Pizza, Vision Express, Inditex and Next.

Tom Limbert

E:, T: 07876 440994

Tom joined Central Retail in 2002 having previously worked in the retail agency teams at Donaldsons and JLL.

Advising both Landlords and Retailers across the country, Tom has acted for Caffe Nero for over 10 years, acquiring over 50 stores.

Tom acts on both Shopping Centre instructions and the High Street and his clients include Land Securities, Meyer Bergman, Queensberry Real Estate, Caffe Nero and Rigby and Peller.