Dialysis unit set to move into Burnley shopping centre

Briercliffe Shopping Centre

A dialysis provider has taken an anchor unit in Burnley’s Briercliffe Shopping Centre.

With talks under way on the final unit, the centre is close to filling 100% of its capacity.

The Burnley office of Trevor Dawson Chartered Surveyors has confirmed a letting has been completed to Diaverum UK.

Briercliffe is located in a densely populated suburb of Burnley and is close to both Burnley General Hospital and Burnley College.

The letting of the anchor unit in the shopping centre is further good news for the development following the recent letting of three adjacent units to a government department which is currently being fitted out for occupation.

Other occupiers in the centre already include Coral, William Hill and Iceland.

Comprising 13,525 sq ft, the anchor unit has been let to Diaverum Facilities Management who work in close partnership with the NHS to deliver high quality renal services for people with chronic kidney disease.

The company has grown over the past 10 years to become one of the largest independent dialysis providers in the UK caring for mor than 2,000 patients via its network of state-of-the-art renal centres throughout the UK. It now has a network of more than 30 kidney treatment centres.

Work is currently under way to refurbish the centre, which is aiming to become operational in autumn 2021.

John Hempton, who acts for the new tenant, said: ”Diaverum is an international company operating over 700 clinics worldwide. The new clinic in Burnley is an interesting illustration of how diversification can assist in regeneration as well as providing great benefits to patients and health care.

“Another facility is currently being fitted out in Ulverston to treat patients in the area of Barrow-in-Furness.“

Michael Cavannagh, of Trevor Dawson Surveyors, said: “This is a great letting for the centre and the medical use for the unit diversifies the type of occupiers within the shopping centre in what is a difficult retail market.

“This follows the recent letting of three units to a government department and we are pleased to confirm that the final unit within the development is also currently under offer which will bring the shopping centre to 100% capacity.”

Trevor Dawson Chartered Surveyors acted jointly with Mason & Partners on behalf of Waypoint Asset Management.

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