F&C REIT purchases Homebase retail warehouses for €19.9 million (UK)

F&C REIT Asset Management has exchanged on retail warehouses in Ipswich and Luton, both let to Homebase, for a combined £18 million (approx. €19.9 mln.). The two retail warehousing units, let to the UK's second largest home improvement retailer, amount to a combined 6,889 m² of space. The retail warehousing unit in Luton, Enterprise Way, was exchanged for £8 million at a yield of 6.75%. The property consists of 3,749 m² and includes 251 car parking spaces. Homebase has a ten year lease at £570,000 per annum, or just over £14 per ft².


The two retail warehousing units amount to a combined 6,889 m² of space.

F&C REIT's Felixtowe Road retail warehouse unit in Ipswich was exchanged for £9.886 million at a yield of 5.82%. The property consists of 3,141 m² and is adjacent to a large Sainsbury's supermarket. The site has been let to Homebase for a further 12 years at £18 per ft² equating to £608,490 per annum.

Ian McBryde, Director, Property Funds at F&C REIT, said of the acquisitions: "The deal shows that in this market good quality stock with long-term prospects can be bought at an economical price. The two retail warehouses represent a solid investment with a competitive yield and with an established, successful brand that we are continuing to grow our already strong relationship with."

CWM acted for F&C REIT Asset Management.

Source: The PR Office

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