Wereldhave, the Dutch owned property investment company, has just agreed a prelet of a prime Richmond Town Centre site to American based Whole Foods Market.
The site will be developed to provide a BREEAM Excellent mixed use scheme comprising 20,000 sq.ft. of retail over ground and basement, and 28,000 of Grade A offices over 3 upper floors. Whole Foods will take the entire retail element on a 20 year lease.
Demolition of the existing building previously let to Uniqlo, Robert Dyas, Argos and others, will commence early in the New Year with practical completion scheduled for the 3rd quarter 2012.
Matthew James of Wereldhave said: “This scheme will deliver modern well configured space which is severely lacking in Richmond so we are very optimistic that we will be able to attract high quality occupiers on attractive terms and this has already been borne out by the Whole Foods prelet.” GCW acted on behalf Wereldhave.