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Victoria Centre, Southend On Sea

Working on behalf of Southend Borough Council, the RivingtonHark team acquired the Victoria shopping centre in December 2020. RivingtonHark are appointed as Asset Manager to implement next stage investment and occupation strategies. The scheme comprises some 340,000sqft of retail and leisure anchored by Wilko, Next, Boots, Poundland, New look and Indirock.

RivingtonHark supported the Council and its investment adviser, Carter Jonas, on the due diligence for the purchase and are the appointed Asset Manager to take the asset forward.

As Asset Manager, the RivingtonHark team provide strategic and forward thinking advice to ensure this landmark asset’s long term future is sustained in the heart of Southend on Sea. A comprehensive business plan is now in place and the team continue to work with Southend Borough Council to take it forward. The teams continued focus is to revitalise the existing offer and introduce a diverse range of uses into the scheme.  RivingtonHark continue to analyse and outline further investment strategies to ultimately increase footfall and support longer term business sustainability.

The Victoria Centre occupies a strategically important location at the heart of the town centre and the medium and longer term plans for the asset will evolve to ensure it is integrated within the wider regeneration of the town.

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Asset Management / Leasing Management / Development Management

Southend Borough Council


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The acquisition of Victoria Centre is a key part of the Council’s longer-term masterplan for the town centre and enables us to directly influence the pace and direction of change at this strategically important gateway site at the top of the High Street.The RivingtonHark team assisted us and added value during the acquisition with business planning advice and due diligence. Now, in the role of asset manager they bring a wealth of experience, devote senior resource and are delivering ahead of the business plan.

Alan Richards

Director of Property & Commercial, Southend Borough Council

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