Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

LondonMetric sells Tesco warehouse

LondonMetric Property has sold a Tesco’s logistics warehouse in Bolton for £24.4 million.

The 274,000 sq ft regional warehouse was acquired as part of the £117 million Cabot logistics portfolio in August 2017. The unit is let to Tesco for a further four years at a rental of £1.395 million pa, off £5.27 psf.

LondonMetric chief executive Andrew Jones said: “Consumer shopping patterns in food retailing continue to evolve quickly and so in response to strengthening investor appetite for logistics assets over the last few months, we have decided to monetise this asset. In line with our strategy, we will recycle the proceeds into our growing urban logistics portfolio and our development pipeline which offer more attractive yields and greater certainty of growth.”

LondonMetric continues to retain the remaining 13 logistics assets from the Cabot portfolio of which 11 are urban logistics.