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Leumi UK agrees to £30 million refinancing loan for Yate shopping centre

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24 November 2022

Specialist property lender Leumi UK has agreed a £30 million loan to refinance Yate Retail Shopping Centre and adjacent Riverside Retail Park.

The centre and retail park are situated in a dominant position in Yate town centre close Bristol. Tenants include  Tesco, M&S, TK Maxx, Next, Superdrug, Pets at Home, Poundland, Total Fuels, Lloyds Bank, McDonalds and Home Bargains.

Yate benefits from low unemployment and high population growth. With 2,000 new homes being built in nearby Ladden Garden Village development, the catchment area continues to grow, and with no direct competition within 20 minute drive time, there is every expectation that the retail shopping centre will continue to form an integral part of the town centre.

Gez O'Sullivan, Relationship Director at Leumi UK, said: “This deal provides an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced asset manager in the retail sector. Yate Retail Shopping Centre has proved itself to be a pillar of the local community and a robust economic generator over the past two years. We’re pleased to be supporting the Yate Shopping centre and the wider community as it no doubt continues its strong trajectory of positive growth.”

Tim Williams of Northdale Asset Management (operating partner of financial sponsor Magnetar Capital)said: “It was a pleasure to work with Leumi UK on this transaction. Leumi’s highly capable and experienced team had strong commercial understanding of our strategy and executed the transaction smoothly and quickly. Leumi’s retail sector expertise was instrumental to the deal. Yate has proved itself over multiple years as a resilient convenience shopping destination with robust tenant and customer demand. As the community surrounding Yate continues to expand, we look forward to ensuring that the retail opportunities develop with it and the centre continues to cater to a diverse range of customer needs.”.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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