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January 2020


January 21, 2020

The new exciting concept Fork-In-Chips has been launched in Loughborough where they will debut their first store which opens tomorrow.  Fork-In-Chips have taken the former Greenwoods store at one of the most prominent corner positions within Loughborough town centre at 16/17 Market Place on a new 10 year lease.

Fork-In-Chips know that the humble chip is deeply loved and they love it too.  They have studied and mastered the art of chip making using oleic sunflower oil which is low in cholesterol and gives a better crunch while leaving the soft fluffy texture in the centre.

British potatoes, hand cut on the spot, triple fried, topped off with flavours from around the world and served piping hot in a cone and ready to eat!

SPACE – Retail Property Consultants acted on behalf of the Landlord, Glenstone Property Group.

For more information please contact Martin Herbert or Josh Porter.


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January 21, 2020

SPACE are delighted to have secured new office space for Rutland Cycling at Burrough Court.

Burrough Court is a historic, family run business nestling in 1,200 acres of beautiful, inspiring wooded farmland in the heart of rural Leicestershire, offering contemporary offices, stunning meeting rooms, bespoke storage solutions, business units, hot-desking and virtual offices.

Rutland Cycling took a new 5 year lease on office 21.3 comprising 5,561 sq ft.

Rutland Cycling are a leading independently owned business with 12 stores selling road, mountain and E-Bikes from the world’s premium cycling brands.  SPACE are also instructed to find further store opportunities across the UK.

For more information please contact Rob Palmer

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January 20, 2020

SPACE is pleased to announce a raft of activity at The Albion Centre, Ilkeston.  Units 2-4 have recently been let to The Works who opened in time for Christmas.  This was followed by the completion of 2 lease renewals to Savers and Superdrug.  The Albion Centre is Ilkeston’s principle shopping centre anchored by a recently renewed and refurbished B&M store.  Other occupiers include Sports Direct, Tui, Costa, Cex, Shoezone, Farmfoods and Select.  The last remaining unit totals 1500 sqft at ground floor  with the same at first floor and will be available following a period of refurbishment in February 2020.

Interested parties should contact either Ben Taylor or Martin Herbert

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January 10, 2020

Christmas trading results from Springfields Outlet in Lincolnshire once again demonstrate its resilience as the leading shopping and leisure destination in the East of England having achieved 15 years of consecutive turnover growth.

When comparing the Christmas school holidays, from 19th December 22019 to 5th January 2020 inclusive, with the same school holiday period in 2018 total revenue increased by +2% year-on-year.  Within this period, the most successful week achieved +12% YoY uplift in total revenue.  The destination also enjoyed its busiest Boxing Day sale launch ever with 40% of LFL retailers reporting double digit increases.

Across the calendar year of 219 the scheme delivered a total revenue of +2% YoY with footfall increasing by the same amount.  This follows a record-breaking Black Friday week in which the centre achieved its highest ever weekly take; with individual retailers trading up to +5% on a life-for like basis.  The positive results are in stark contrast to the most recent industry stats which show that footfall declined by -4% in the post-Christmas sales, according to Springboard.

The retail results were boosted by a regular and varied programme of seasonal consumer activities including Wonderland Walk, a free immersive light experience set in the onsite Festival Gardens, a Christmas Grotto, and an ongoing VIP Programme and app with exclusive offers and competitions.

Ian Sanderson, Director at SLR which developed and asset manages the scheme, said: “We’re proud to have achieved 15 years of consecutive turnover growth, especially within the existing retail climate.  Our integrated leisure offer has helped to really support our positioning as a destination.  This has been supported further by the array of family-friendly seasonal activities over the past six weeks and further technical developments of our Springfields VIP app.  All of which has helped us to stand-out as the destination of choice for the location catchment and provide a memorable Christmas experience that has been reflected in the strong footfall and trading stats.”


Owned by the Triton Property Fund and managed by UBS, Springfields is a 200,000 sq ft scheme with 25 acres of leisure attractions set within beautiful award-winning landscaped gardens.  According to research by Savills, schemes need to offer something more than price point alone, with browsing and leisure elements key drivers for the overall experience.  Indeed, some 33.6% of shoppers consider leisure facilities to be more important at outlet retail brands such as Crew Clothing, Joules, Gap, TM Lewin, Radley, The Cosmetics Company Store, Skechers and M&S, the line up is complemented by integrated leisure offer Adventure Land, which includes the UK’s largest JCB Young Drivers Zone, and line-up of cafes and casual dining restaurants.

The scheme has a series of exciting expansion plans over the next few years, which will further enhance the customer offer and experience, and attract a more affluent customer.  Planning allocation of space and change of use has been agreed for a 50,000 sq ft extension.  The £18m investment will finance up to 19 new retail and casual dining units.

Agents for Springfields Outlet are SPACE Retail Property Consultants and Knight Frank.

For more information contact Peter Leverett, Susan Harrison or Ben Taylor

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January 7, 2020

SPACE are delighted to see Grape Tree opened at 22 The Square, Market Harborough at the end of last year, taking place of the former Johnsons Dry Cleaners.

Grape Tree is dedicated to ensuring their products are the finest natural whole foods, offering exceptional value, choice and quality second to none.

SPACE acted on behalf of the Assignor Johnsons Cleaners UK Limited, Rob Powter & Co acted for Grape Tree.

For more information contact Josh Porter or Martin Herbert

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