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Laurence Edwards



Retail Agency - Out of Town

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Professional Summary

Epping Forest Shopping Park, Essex. Land assembly and development advice culminating in the construction and letting of 12 unit scheme of c 100,000 sq.ft let to Next, TK Maxx, Home Bargains, Aldi, Hobbycraft etc.

Waltham Cross, London. Sale of 25 acres unconditionally to IKEA.

Scotch Corner, Yorkshire. Development and letting advice for Designer Outlet Village plus 200 acres.

Devonshire Retail Park, Torbay. Developement and leasing advice on new 80,000 sq.ft scheme including 40,000 sq.ft pre let to The Range.

Letting of first bespoke retail park in UK at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Slough. Appointed Divestiture Trustee to The Competition Commission to sell 5.5 acre site owned by Tesco, with Power of Attorney from the Tesco board. Sold to Sainsburys for £37 million.

Redevelopment of 70,000 sq.ft Sainsburys at Rustington W Sussex for new 120,000 sq.ft store on stilts. 

Purchase of 150,000 sq.ft Ravenside Retail Park, Birmingham for Brockton Pradera for £26 million. Ongoing asset management with deals to Pets at Home, Wren and Halfords re gear.

Bridgewater Retail Park purchased for Gallagher Developments and subsequent asset management.

Weston Super Mare, Wyvern Retail Park purchased for Gallagher Estates and subsequent asset management.

Atlantic Village, North Devon (120,000sq.ft) factory outlet centre purchased for Development Securities.

Bristol, Longwell Greeen. Development of 98,000 sq.ft Gallagher Shopping Park as a jv between Gallagher and Clerical and Medical. let to M&S, Next, Arcadia, New Look, Boots, Clarks, River Island and Clintons.

Acquisition of over 50 stores for Lidl.

Retail park developments in Taunton, Wolverhampton (Bentley Bridge retail and leisure parks), Gloucester, Longwell Green(Bristol), Winterstoke Road (Bristol), IKEA (Bristol), Emersons Green (Bristol), Plymouth, Truro, Liskeard, Barnstaple, Torquay ( Wren and Riviera Retail Parks), Swansea (B&Q), Port Talbot, Neath, Cardiff, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen (3 schemes), Frome, Yeovil, Manchester, Dorchester, Bodmin, Clevedon ( Payless DIY, Lidl, Tesco, Halfords and Topps Tiles), Clevedon (planning for Aldi, Pets at Home), Trowbridge (Spitfire and Gateway retail parks), Cwmbran, Chippenham

Food superstores in Totnes (Safeway), Bodmin(Safeway), Frome (Sainsburys), Cardiff(Asda), Swansea (Asda), Frome (Sainsburys)


Having established out of town retail as part of the retail offer at Hartnell Taylor Cook in 1985, moved to Chesterton PLc where became National Head of Out of Town Retail.

Subsequently formed Edwards Hardwick and Partners as a niche retail agency practice in 1995, which merged with Markham Vaughan Gillingham and then sold to Knight Frank LLP where was Head of Out Of Town Retail.

Joined Colliers International in June 2011. a major accomplishment has been to keep development projects both moving and profitable during a major recession.





BSc Valuation and Estate Management (Hons)

HC Planning


ONC Planning Surveying and Cartography

Memberships & Involvements

RICS, Accessible Retail


CBRE REF, Store Property Group, Prudential Portfolio Managers, F&C REIT, Development Securities, Chelverton, Life Property, ASDA, TESCO, Rockeagle ( now Eagle One), Prospect Land, Canal and River Trust, bloc, Brockton Pradera, Rockspring, Capital and Regional, Gallagher DEvelopments, Peel Developments, Epping Forest District Council, Cardiff Bay Development Corporation: South Somerset District Council, WDA, Lidl, City and Provincial, Alburn Developments, Sketty Park Estate, Costco, Kyle Stewart Developments, Pickering Developments, Barberry, Sainsburys, Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Wickes, Travis Perkins, Audley Developments, Booker Plc, Co Op Developments, Co Op Retail, Land Securities, Eagle Land, AHF, Summerfield Developments, Waitrose, Aldi, Okus Developments, Iceland, Tolladine Properties, dsg, Halfords, TK Maxx, Cotswold Outdoors, Henry Boot Devlopments UK, Ashfield Land, Abbey Manor Developments, The Range, Home Retail Group, Pets at Home, Schroders



Development Advisory, Land Sales, Retail Park

Service Lines

Corporate Solutions, Valuation & Advisory Services

Property Type


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