Southport’s Lord Street enjoys retail revivial

MERSEYSIDE-based property agent Mason Owen has announced that it has completed eight new lettings in and around the Lord steet area of Southport town centre.

The company has let eight properties comprising around 30,000 sq ft and has sold at 5,960 sq ft unit at The Cloisters on Corporation Street to Taskers Sport and Angling for £665,000.

The lettings, which will generate a combined £300,000 in annual rent for landlords include units for Greggs, frozen food retailer Cooltrader and footwear companies Cushionflex and Famous Footwear.

“This retail revival is fantastic news for Southport town centre. Southport is an attractive tourist and shopping destination but it has suffered during the downturn,” said Rob Markland of Mason Owen’s retail team.

“The town has a certain magic and people will always visit the area but it’s good to see things progressing.”

Town centre manager Steve Booth said: “These new lettings are positive news for Southport. We need to attract more major retail brands to the area to enhance the shopping experience as well as continue to complement Lord Street and the independent retailers – which will always remain the jewel in our crown.

“Southport has an excellent catchment area, with a lot of wealth within the area and we attract millions of visitors every year.”