Case Study: Former Focus DIY Unit, Buckingham


Former Focus DIY unit, Buckingham

A vacant retail warehouse unit that was formerly occupied by Focus DIY, a national chain of do-it-yourself stores.


As the appointed receivers of the property we:

  • carried out marketing and analysis which revealed that a change of use to enable food sales would significantly enhance the value of the site
  • partnered with a major national grocery retailer to obtain new a planning consent
  • lobbied for local support for the change of use and despite significant planning challenges we persevered, resulting in the required consent being granted
  • achieved circa £3m improvement in value following detailed negotiations, culminating in a sale to discount retailer Aldi


  • LPA receivership
  • Options appraisals
  • Strategy reports
  • Valuation advice
  • Disposals
  • Asset management

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