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Friday, 24 June 2022 News

oneills open new superstore in Omagh

oneills open new superstore in Omagh

oneills the Irish sports retailer has opened a new superstore in Omagh.

The new store is situated in the dromore road, alongside Asda and McDonalds and extends to 11,000 sqft approx.

This is the latest store opening following on from Belfast city centre, Craigavon and Derry in recent years.

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Monday, 20 June 2022 News

Warren James regear in the Richmond Centre Derry.

Warren James regear in the Richmond Centre Derry.

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Warren James on a lease regear in the Richmond Centre Derry.

As retailers start to trade into 2022, they are making lease regear decisions based on informed trading positions over time and renewed confidence.

The landlord of this centre has adopted a pragmatic approach rebasing costs to...

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Monday, 20 June 2022 News

Hench open new Gym

Hench open new Gym

Hench a strength training small formate gym has taken the keys for their latest new format facility in Northern Ireland.

The new format 4,000 sqft facility opened in Spring 2022 in cromac street belfast and will be the first of five planned new Gyms in Greater Belfast.

If you would like Hench in your building, then...

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Sunday, 10 April 2022 News

POLONEZ OPEN IN LURGAN

POLONEZ OPEN IN LURGAN

Polonez an Eastern European supermarket chain has taken the keys for their latest new format store in Northern Ireland.

The new format 4,000 sqft delicatessen store opened in April 2022 in castle lane Lurgan and will be the second of 10 planned new stores in Northern Ireland.

This retailer has been trading on the...

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Friday, 18 February 2022 News

CARD FACTORY RENEW LEASE IN BOW STREET LISBURN

CARD FACTORY RENEW LEASE IN BOW STREET LISBURN

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Card factory on their lease renewal in Bow Street Lisburn.

As retailers start to trade out of the Northern Ireland lock down of the summer 2021, they are making lease renewal decisions based on informed trading positions and renewed confidence in trading locations that are performing.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2022 News

WARREN JAMES REGEAR LEASE IN ARDS CENTRE NEWTOWNARDS

WARREN JAMES REGEAR LEASE IN ARDS CENTRE NEWTOWNARDS

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Warren James on a lease regear in the Ards Centre Newtownards.

As retailers start to trade into 2022, they are making lease regear decisions based on informed trading positions over time and renewed confidence.

The landlord of this centre has adopted a pragmatic approach to help our...

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Saturday, 08 January 2022 News

Card Factory have relocated in Castle Mall Antrim

Card Factory have relocated in Castle Mall Antrim

Card Factory have just opened a new larger store in Antrim Castle Mall investing in the future of the town centre scheme.

Castle Mall is to undergo some reconfiguration and upgrade works and Card factory have relocated to facilitate this and help build on the future of this community centre and make way for a new anchor to come into...

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Thursday, 06 January 2022 News

Polonez to upsize in Newry

Polonez to upsize in Newry

Northern Ireland has a rising and established Eastern European population who like anyone else like a taste of home in their lives.

Polonez has been offering this,  like many similar operators in this sector, in normally small 1000/1500 sqft stores.

Over the last few years Polonez has upsized their stores to offer...

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Friday, 12 November 2021 News

Lynas open it's first shopping centre store

Lynas open it's first shopping centre store

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Lynas food outlets on their latest acquisition in Lisnagelvin community shopping centre Derry.

This is the third store the company has opened in Northern Ireland in 2021.

They have leased part of the former Primark that vacated the centre some years ago and face the...

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Friday, 22 October 2021 News

CARD FACTORY RENEW LEASE IN ANN STREET BELFAST

CARD FACTORY RENEW LEASE IN ANN STREET BELFAST

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have advised Card factory on their lease renewal in Ann Street Belfast .

As retailers start to trade out of the Northern Ireland lock down, they are making lease renewal decisions based on informed trading positions.

The landlord has adopted a pragmatic approach and agreed to rebased...

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Friday, 10 September 2021 News

Cotswold renew Boucher Shopping Park Belfast lease

Cotswold renew Boucher Shopping Park Belfast lease

It's always a surprise when you get a call on something you helped with 15 years ago.

In the middle of 2020 I was asked by Cotswold Outdoors to provide some initial advice/guidance on a lease renewal for a property that I had historically acquired for them.

As someone who loves the outdoors and is a customer of...

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Friday, 10 September 2021 News

Tony Kealys are on the move

Tony Kealys are on the move

Around 18 months ago I was introduced to Tony Kealys, to see if I could advise them on a new Northern Ireland strategy for their business going forward.

The location they had in the boucher shopping park, Belfast was just too expensive for them and the profile of their business had changed.

I advised them on a...

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Wednesday, 25 August 2021 News

Rent review settled for Joules

Rent review settled for Joules

I am happy to say after some protracted negotiations and the start of a pandemic, the rent review for Joules on Arthur Street Belfast has been concluded.

While the rent review date was in mid 2019 it has taken some two year to get the matter concluded and documented.

In this case there was nil increases in the rental...

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Thursday, 05 August 2021 News

What next for retail in Northern Ireland

What next for retail in Northern Ireland

As we move into August 2021 retail businesses I have been talking with are starting to get a sense of the retail landscape.

In Northern Ireland, since April 2020, on average, most have been closed for 50% of a 12 months period and been able to open/trade for the last three months.

As businesses review their store performance...

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Friday, 02 July 2021 News

Its been a hard 15 months

Its been a hard 15 months

I can safely say that the last 15 months has been one of the hardest periods of my working life in property.

Uncertainty has been the biggest issue and still is.

As the majority of my current clients have started to reopen since 30th April 2021 after the third lock down in Northern Ireland both they and I can build for...

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