Greggs tops up in Trostre

21 May 2019
  • Greggs ParcTrostre Cooke & Arkwright

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Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery and food-on-the-go retailer has opened a new shop on the site of the former Texaco fuel service station at Llanelli’s Trostre. The bakers occupy a newly built 1,250 sq ft unit at the former fuel station site, which comes with ample parking.

Huw Thomas, Director of Cooke & Arkwright’s Retail & Leisure agency, who acquired the new premises for Greggs said, “Greggs are delighted to have secured this new, well located unit at Trostre. It is an excellent example of the type of prominent retail park and roadside location which we continue to search for on behalf of Greggs, across the region. 

“Other new Greggs shops which have opened so far in 2019 include Pensarn at Carmarthen, Gwent Shopping Centre in Tredegar and extending and doubling in size the current unit in Ebbw Vale town centre.  We have also recently acquired a new shop on the Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth which will open later in the year and there are more new shops scheduled for 2019 in the pipeline.”

Greggs is steadily expanding each year as it continues to buck the high street downturn, with plans to open its 2,000th store during 2019. Last year sales topped £1bn for the first time in its 80 year history.

Greggs now occupies high streets, retail parks, shopping centres, industrial estates office and business parks, shops in travel hubs, motorway services, Universities and busy roadside locations with parking.

Jason Thorne of Lambert Smith Hampton in Swansea acted on behalf of the landlord in the deal at Trostre.

Photo: Greggs manager with Huw Thomas of Cooke & Arkwright and Jason Thorne of LSH at the new Greggs

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin