EXPERIENCE

Bradley-Mason LLP have extensive experience in the retail sector. Since our inception in 2004 the Company has been founded on a detailed understanding of the retail sector with anchor clients including Thorntons, Pizza Express and KFC. We offer a combined Building Consultancy Service which has led to the role out of multiple sites which included 300 Acquisition Surveys for Cheque Centres within an 18-month period, followed by the design and fitout of 150 new stores. This lead to a speciality in the finance market where we were involved in establishing role-out programmes for similar financial companies.

We offer a specialist service in the assessment and management of store closures and portfolio rationalisation. Over a 10-year period we have assisted in the closure of over 500 shops for a variety of retailers. This often includes the negotiation of financial settlements of the clients, such as Thorntons and Dixons Carphone where we have designed and managed the Dilapidation exit works for over 200 stores.

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As part of our Dilapidations advice we have developed an efficient and accurate method of assessing Dilapidations Liability and we are able to advise on single sites through to large portfolios. For example, we inspected and reported on 103 PC Worlds as part of the Dixon Carphone Project Berlin rationalisation within a 6-week period. The information collated was instrumental in the successful rationalisation of their out of town retail portfolio which created improved profits for the company.

By combining a variety of our specialist skills including Access Consultancy, Asbestos, Compliance Auditing and Planned Maintenance we have undertaken portfolio surveys for a number of retailers and restaurant operators including Thorntons, TGI Fridays and KFC to provide a combined cost-effective means of establishing current liabilities and spreading expenditure.
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INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

Bradley-Mason LLP act for a variety of Landlord’s ranging from individual investors to property funds. We have had a detailed understanding of the Tenants requirements and also specialising in Dilapidations we have advised numerous Landlord’s on the acquisition, management and also the disposal of a variety of retail premises. These range from individual shops through to Shopping Centres and out of town retail parks. Our advice not only includes acquisition and Due Diligence advice but also includes the repair and maintenance of existing schemes and the design and construction of new and refurbishment schemes. A current project includes the sub-division of a B & Q Superstore into four smaller retail units to meet the demands of the current market.

FRANCHISE STORES

We can assist whether you are a Franchise or looking to establish a portfolio of properties or an individual Franchisee looking to set up a new site. We have advised a number of larger existing franchise companies including Pizza Hut UK, KFC, Specsavers and Spar Shops, together with a number of new emerging franchise companies including RAFT Furniture and Coffee Republic together with advising a variety of individuals who are taking either franchise premises, public houses or restaurants.

 

A testimonial from one of our Retail clients

“Working with Bradley-Mason over the last few years has revolutionised the way in which we as a business deal with building surveyor requirements to our estate. Their quick and clear professional advice, their skill in negotiating deals and their resource to monitor works on site all contribute to our control of costs and resolution of varied property issues.”

Tom Falk – Dixons Retail PLC

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