B8 Advise On Skelmersdale Shed Acquisition

1 November 2017

B8 Real Estate, acting on behalf of Luqhar Limited, a Lancashire based property company, has completed the purchase of a 76,000 sq ft industrial premises on Pimbo Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale for £5,025,000, reflecting a yield of 6.1%.

The property was marketed by Roy Backhouse & Co on behalf of the former owners of the tenant, Flowtech Fluidpower Plc, who has recently taken a new lease expiring in November 2031.

John Burrows of B8RE commented that the property represented an excellent opportunity to acquire a modern, well let investment, offering long-term income to a strong covenant. The tenant has recently committed themselves to the property for a further 15 years and are currently in the process of undertaking further enhancement works.

‘Investor demand for modern distribution units continues to be strong, particularly for those let to good, well recognised covenants with medium term income security. Activity has been limited however due to a lack of supply within the North West market.’

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