12/7/2022 | Retail

Q4 Retail Market Insight: North West

We are currently experiencing demand for North West convenience retail opportunities at every level of the market. Read on for the latest market insights across the region.

North west

We are currently experiencing demand for North West convenience retail opportunities at every level of the market, particularly from multi-site operators looking to expand in small regional pockets such as Greater Manchester, as well as independent operators relocating from the South. Demand for the higher turnover stores remains as buoyant as ever, despite the wider economic climate and there has also been a recent emphasise on mid-level stores. 

The market for petrol filling stations mirrors convenience. Well-funded, multi-site operators of varying sizes are keen to expand, which is creating competitive tension amongst purchasers.

Whilst the majority of buyers are cash funded, we have recently seen an uptick in the need for funding. Our sister company, Christie Finance has successfully secured the necessary debt on many of these deals, ensuring the sale goes through.

We are currently marketing a number of excellent retail opportunities across the North West. Read on to find out more. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss our recent achievements and the pricing we are now regularly achieving please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Dyfi Stores & Post Office


Leasehold - £109,950 asking price

Dyfi Stores & Post Office is primely positioned within walking distance of the village centre, local caravan parks and beach, with ample customer parking available. The store is currently owned by a local lady and her son who wish to retire from the business. The store has huge potential to increased trade by introducing different product lines, undertaking a re-fit and extending the opening hours.

Go Local Extra

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Leasehold or Freehold – Leasehold £50,000 goodwill premium and £16,800 rent per annum or freehold £450,000.

This well fitted convenience store is situated on Colville Drive, occupying a prominent trading position in a densely populated residential area of Bury, Manchester. The shop is also surrounded by complementary commercial properties and businesses. The turnover level has declined due to the current owners having other full-time commitments; therefore, this store presents a new hands-on owner with a massive opportunity to grow turnover by ensuring the stock is fully stocked and offering promotions to the local community.

Vacant Retail Unit


AVAILABLE – TO LET – Nil premium, £110,000 rent per annum, new lease being offered with negotiable terms, open to rent free periods.

This large imposing detached retail unit is located in Alfreton, Derbyshire. The store enjoys an enviable trading position, surrounded by a multitude of other national retailers such as Wilkos, Boots, Superdrug, Peacocks, Costa Coffee and many others. The site also benefits from being situated within a densely populated area to ensure a constant flow of footfall.


Spar Dyffryn Ardudwy


SOLD – Freehold for 775k

This fantastic, high turnover convenience store was sold on behalf of a local husband and wife who had owned the store for over 30 years. The store has been acquired by a young, local entrepreneur with several business links to the local area.

Dunnings Bridge


A high turnover BP branded forecourt and convenience store situated along a busy dual carriageway within the city of Liverpool. This site was sold on a freehold basis and attracted multiple offers.

Briscoe Service Station


This Pace branded forecourt was sold on a new lease basis on behalf of our client and attracted a huge amount of interest from the market.

Caergwrle Filling Station


Situated along the main thoroughfare into Wrexham, this was a fantastic opportunity for a purchaser to acquire a busy forecourt and convenience store with significant potential to increase sales. The site has been purchased on a freehold basis, by an existing operator who is looking to establish a portfolio. The buyer is looking forward to modernising the site.

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