Landsec has announced that it has completed the acquisition of an additional 25% share in Bluewater from Lendlease Retail Partnership for £172 million.
In a separate deal, Landsec will sell 25% of this share to co-owner M&G for its pro rata share of the purchase price with the deal completing in April 2022, at which point Landsec’s ownership of Bluewater will be 48.75%.
Bruce Findlay, managing director of retail at Landsec said, “We’re making this acquisition at a time when retail values and rents are starting to stabilise. Together with our co-owners, we have a clear vision for Bluewater which builds on what is already a thriving retail destination. This investment underlines our strategic commitment to major retail destinations that offer something that can’t easily be replicated online.”