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    18/04/2024

    Buzz Gym Requirements

    Following acquisitions in Harrow, High Wycombe and Cannon Green, London, ARC Retail & Leisure have been appointed to acquire further sites with a focus on London, London suburbs, Bristol and Exeter. 

    This list is not exhaustive therefore please send details of any suitable opportunities of circa 15,000 sq ft across Southern England to Andy Smallman.  

  • House of Tweed Retail Requirements image
    18/04/2024

    House of Tweed Retail Requirements

    Following a successful trading period in 2023, ARC Retail & Leisure have been appointed to acquire a further 15 shops nationally. 

    Please download our requirement flyer and send details of any suitable opportunities to Andy Smallman or request a meeting at the Completely Retail conference on 30th April 2024.

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    15/03/2024

    Bristol’s Beacon Tower is now fully let

    ARC Retail & Leisure has acted as sole agent on Beacon Tower since the end of 2021, advising AEW on all retail, restaurant and leisure lettings.

    Beacon Tower is a landmark 15 storey office building in central Bristol, totalling over 90,000 sq ft. Underneath the offices is approximately 20,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and leisure floorspace, adjacent to the transformed Bristol Beacon concert hall & music venue. Following surrenders, regears and completion of landlord’s works to create well configured space, ARC successfully let 11,403 sq ft to award winning boutique gym operator, Luxe Fitness on a new 15 year lease at a rent of £125,000pax with annual indexation. One of the co-founders of Luxe Fitness is Olympian, Allyn Condon, who competed for Team GB at Sydney 2000 and Vancouver 2010 games. Luxe Fitness opened in January 2023. Other lettings were concluded to Smile 2 Impress, an international dentistry business and Bambalan, a vibrant Mediterranean restaurant and bar with the best outside terrace in Bristol.

    For further details contact Spencer Wilson.

  • Carousel opening in Worcester City Centre image
    13/03/2024

    Carousel opening in Worcester City Centre

    ARC Retail & Leisure has successfully advised a private investor in acquiring and leasing 1-2 The Shambles, Worcester.

    Following the purchase, ARC negotiated an early surrender with the former tenant, Argos and simultaneous pre-let with Lindum Leisure Ltd, trading as Carousel Bars. The surrender from Argos generated a capital receipt to re-purpose this two storey retail store, whilst Carousel signed a new 25 year lease at a rent on £150,000 per annum exclusive with annual indexation.

    Carousel, is a Victorian themed restaurant and bar designed to mimic a merry-go-round filled with retro arcades, modern games and a rooftop bar.

    The application to convert the former Argos store has been fully approved by planning officers at Worcester City Council and work on site is due to commence shortly.

    For further information please contact Andy Smallman.

  • One of the longest deals in Loungers history has completed in Yeovil image
    21/02/2024

    One of the longest deals in Loungers history has completed in Yeovil

    On behalf of overseas investors, ARC Retail & Leisure is pleased to announce the lease of former banking premises on the High Street in Yeovil has finally crossed the line.

    This corner building, comprising 11,169 sq ft over five floors, was originally let in its entirety to TSB Bank with part of the ground and first floors sub-let to Caffe Nero. It was a complex transaction involving two surrenders, two AFLs, a dilapidations claim as well as planning and licensing applications. Terms were agreed and solicitors instructed in January 2021. Barolo Lounge opened on 10th April 2024.

    For further information, contact Spencer Wilson.

  • ARC Retail & Leisure leading the search for new PDSA shops... image
    07/02/2024

    ARC Retail & Leisure leading the search for new PDSA shops...

    Following recent openings in Stroud, Bridgend, Kingswood, Neath, Keynsham, Barry and Plympton, ARC Retail & Leisure is retained to secure additional sites for PDSA in the South West and South Wales in 2024.

    PDSA require between 1,000 sq ft and 2,000 sq ft sales plus 500 sq ft ancillary. Good footfall, plus vehicular access for deliveries and donations is essential.

    For further information please contact Anthony Walker or download the requirement flyer below.

    The target list is not exhaustive and any suitable properties / locations will be considered.

  • Bosco looking for further sites in 2024.... image
    Bosco looking for further sites in 2024.... image
    22/11/2023

    Bosco looking for further sites in 2024....

    Following Bosco's successful recent openings in Bath and Cheltenham, ARC is retained to secure additional sites in 2024.  Bosco are now trading from 4 locations and have also introduced a fresh new concept Pizzucci which opened @ The Promenade, Bristol earlier this year.

    Bosco are looking for 3,500 sq ft whilst Pizzucci can trade from between 1,000 - 1,500 sq ft with external seating.

    For more information please contact Andy Smallman or download the most recent target town list below.

  • Prime and Pasture opening in 2024 image
    Prime and Pasture opening in 2024 image
    Prime and Pasture opening in 2024 image
    Prime and Pasture opening in 2024 image
    07/12/2022

    Prime and Pasture opening in 2024

    Our client Pasture is expanding new offer ‘Prime and Pasture’ into Redcliff Quarter, a major mixed use development in central Bristol comprising over 600 apartments and seven commercial units.

    Pasture has acquired the long leasehold interest in a prominent corner unit, which fronts St Thomas Street and Cross Street. The upmarket steakhouse and bar has exciting plans to open a new butcher’s shop, grocery, burger joint and breakfast offering in 2024.

    Founder Sam Elliott said “Redcliffe has undergone a major transformation since we first opened our doors in 2018, both residential & office blocks are being constructed all around us and it’s fast becoming a stylish and sought after central location for Bristol. We are very excited to bring our new offer to Redcliffe with an emphasis on high quality food and sustainable production."

  • Roxy Leisure coming to Bristol image
    11/08/2022

    Roxy Leisure coming to Bristol

    Bristol is about to get great gaming, great beer and great food.

    ARC Retail & Leisure has advised AEW UK REIT on letting 18,000 sq ft to Roxy Leisure at 15-29 Union Street, Bristol. The parties signed a new 15 year lease at the end of 2021.

    Roxy Leisure is a market leading competitive socialising business, which operates the “Roxy Lanes” and “Roxy Ballroom” brands across the UK.