KFC opens first restaurant in Wallonia in Vabeld property
Vabeld is proud to announce that the first KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Wallonie will open in Liège, Place de l’opéra in a property owned by Vabeld in September. Works are already well underway.
Sale of Bucharest Industrial Park
A the end of June, Vabeld sucessfully sold its semi-industrial and logistics platform in Romania to CTP Investors.
The 78.000 square meter park was developed over a 4 year time period with a Romanian partner and fully let to a mix of both national and international tenants such as Delamode, Qeops, Noriel, Augsburg and others.
Vabeld remains active in Romania with a plot for future development near Bucharest of 54 hectares and a recently acquired site for retail development in Timisoara. Other projects are also under investigation.
New lettings in Liverpool city center
In Liverpool city center, three new leases were signed earlier this year. In 81 Lord Street, TSB bank is taking part of ground floor of the listed red brick building. Behind this property, in Rainford Square, Roxy Lanes is opening a bowling alley in combination with several other leisure activities. This two story building was formerly home to the BHS café and is located in the Beatles area, for which the city has announced big plans. Finally, at the north end of Church Street, O2 are taking the unit previously occupied by Poundworld.
These lettings show that in times of increasing uncertainty about city center retail, Liverpool’s prime pitch continues to be attractive to a variety of potential tenants.
Vabeld creating serviced apartments above retail strip on Liverpool’s prime pitch
After the valuation office left the office space in 58-72 Church Street, Vabeld worked with Quest Aparthotels, Australasia’s largest operator of aparthotels and serviced apartments with an inventory of 165 hotels, to build its first UK project in Liverpool. Planning was received to create 100 serviced apartments by adding 2 floors on top of the existing property. Works are already well underway and should be finished by mid 2019. This will be Vabeld UK’s first hotel investment after purchasing several this year in its core market in Belgium.
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