Gilbert Evans advises BlackRock Investment Management on Sale and Leaseback Deal

As part of Blue Diamond’s financing plan to acquire eight Wyevale Garden Centres, Gilbert Evans advised BlackRock Investment Management on the sale and leaseback of three centres. The sites involved were two Wyevale properties, Melbicks and Percy Throwers and an existing Blue Diamond site, Brambridge. Mike Gilbert, partner at Gilbert Evans, comments: “In 2015 we […]

Gilbert Evans advises on Orchard Park garden centre transaction

May 2018:  Orchard Park garden centre has been sold to Blue Diamond. The garden centre, which is situated just outside Gillingham in Dorset is set to become the company’s 21st centre. Gilbert Evans acted on behalf of Orchard Park. “We’re absolutely delighted that Blue Diamond will be taking over the business”, commented Richard Cumming, Managing […]

Six new Sainsbury’s Argos instructions for Gilbert Evans

April 2018:   Gilbert Evans has recently been instructed by Sainsbury’s Argos to undertake rent reviews/lease renewals on six premises in Salford, Melton Mowbray, Ilford, Great Yarmouth, St. Albans and Whitechapel, London E1. David Gilbert, partner at Gilbert Evans comments: “We have acted for Argos for many years and these new instructions follow on from […]

Gilbert Evans instructed by Moss Bros to undertake rent reviews on four properties

March 2018:  Moss Bros Group plc has recently instructed Gilbert Evans to undertake rent reviews on four of its properties in Clapham and Hammersmith in London, Epsom Surrey and Shrewsbury in Shropshire. David Gilbert, partner at Gilbert Evans comments: “These recent instructions further underpin the long and valued relationship we hold with Moss Bros Group […]

The benefits of garden centre development and leasing

March 2018:   Our recent garden centre Property Matters newsletter includes an interview with Edward Tarbatt, the owner of Bridgford Garden Centre in Nottingham and Gilbert Evans partner, Mike Gilbert.  The interview focuses on the 35-year lease Gilbert Evans negotiated with Blue Diamond on behalf of Edward Tarbatt and how this transaction provides a best […]