10 December 2019/ Inspirations

Five retail properties to let in Leicester

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England. People have settled on this Midlands land for over 2,000 years, no doubt to make the most of the River Soar flowing from the Trent. It rose to prestigious status about the time of the War of the Roses, with King Richard III’s body buried in the city’s Greyfriars Church at the end of the war. It has remained a major UK city ever since.

Over the years Leicester has been connected to hosiery, textiles and footwear production. After industry declined in the 1970s and 1980s, it has gone on to host a buoyant retail sector. Dunelm, Next, Shoe Zone and Brantano Footwear are all based in the area. There are two main shopping centres, a number of Victorian arcades and department stores John Lewis and Debenhams, making it an excellent place to base a retail business. And to enjoy a spot of shopping in your free time.

Here’s our rundown of some of the best retail properties to let in Leicester.

Highcross Shopping Centre

This leading retail destination is home to the likes of Hugo Boss, John Lewis, The North Face, Office, Topshop, Timberland and many more. Base your business here and you’ll be right by technology stores, book shops and homeware retailers as well as popular high street fashion brands. You’ll benefit from high footfall and conveniences like air conditioning, a security system, roller shutters and a property manager on site.


18 Market St

If you’re looking for plenty of footfall, this city centre retail property is not to be missed. Located along Market Street, you’ll have Fat Face, Fenwick, Café Nero, McDonalds and many more as neighbours. It’s designated for restaurant and café use, with a fitted kitchen and storage in the basement, a ground floor area for seating and additional storage on the third floor.

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87-91 High St

Few restaurants enjoy a more prominent position than this retail property. It’s located on the bustling pedestrianised High Street, alongside pubs, bars, restaurants, convenience stores and well-known retail brands. Already set up as a bar, it has all the basics in place to create a popular evening jaunt. You’ll have 6,157 sq ft to play around with to give this bar a new lease of life.

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Shahista House

This retail property is in the stylish, St Georges Cultural Quarter of Leicester. The Curve Theatre is just a stone’s throw away, as are a number of trendy bars. If you’re looking to bring a smart restaurant or café to this prime location, this could be the ideal space. It’s on the ground floor of a stunning six-storey 1880s building, and there’s 2,702 sq ft of space on offer.

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Haymarket Towers

There are two opportunities available in this popular shopping centre, and they’re next door to one another. They’re located on the prominent Humberstone Gate, opposite Primark and H&M. Both spaces are spread over two floors, giving you plenty of room to showcase your products in a way that improves the customer experience.

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