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LondonMetric - £11.6m of Long Income Acquisitions

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LondonMetric Property PLC
03 June 2020
 

3 June 2020

 

LONDONMETRIC PROPERTY PLC

 

LONDONMETRIC ANNOUNCES £11.6 MILLION OF LONG INCOME ACQUISITIONS AND THE COMPLETION OF A £13.3 MILLION DISPOSAL IN ROTHERHAM

 

LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric") announces two long income acquisitions for a total consideration of £11.6 million, reflecting a blended net initial yield of 5.1%.

 

The first transaction comprises a sale and leaseback portfolio of five roadside service centres in London for £9.6 million. The assets are let to Kwik Fit and located in Barnet, Whetstone, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Slough with each having strong underlying residual value supported by alternative use, principally residential.

 

LondonMetric has also purchased, via a forward funding contract, a prominent new build roadside asset in Rushden for £2.0 million let to Euro Garages. The property will consist of a convenience store, petrol station and drive through Starbucks and cover a two-acre site, where nearby industrial and high density residential more than underpins the purchase price.

 

Together, these assets have a WAULT of 17 years and all benefit from contractual rental uplifts.

 

Separately, LondonMetric has completed the £13.3 million disposal of a regional distribution warehouse in Rotherham at a net initial yield of 5.0%. The sale of the warehouse, let to the Royal Mail for a further eight years, was announced in December 2019 subject to delayed completion.

 

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric, commented:

"We continue to actively acquire long income properties in good locations that offer attractive triple net income and certainty of income growth.  These assets are let on very long leases to strong covenants with whom we have established relationships and, following our recent equity fundraising, we are in legals on a number of other opportunities with similarly attractive characteristics."

 

Cushman & Wakefield acted for Kwik Fit on the sale and leaseback portfolio.

 

For further information, please contact:

LondonMetric Property Plc

Andrew Jones / Martin McGann / Gareth Price

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7484 9000

 

 

FTI Consulting

Dido Laurimore / Richard Gotla

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000      

 

About LondonMetric Property Plc

LondonMetric is a FTSE 250 REIT that owns one of the UK's leading listed logistics platforms alongside a diversified long income portfolio. It owns and manages desirable real estate that meets occupiers' demands, delivers reliable, repetitive and growing income-led returns and outperforms over the long term. LondonMetric has 16 million sq ft under management.  Further information is available at www.londonmetric.com


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