Blandford – Major Retail Store Deal

Blandford – Major Retail Store Deal
Following the collapse of Mackays Stores Limited (trading as M & Co),  Willis Commercial were appointed by the landlords to advise generally with regard to the company’s former premises at 43 East Street, Blandford Forum. The property comprises one of the larger M & Co stores which was able to carry the former tenant’s full range of products across its fashion and homewares sectors. Following a round of negotiations with M & Co Trading Ltd, (the new legally entity supporting the M & Co brand), terms were agreed for a new lease to be put in place enabling the M & Co business to continue to trade following the lifting of lockdown restrictions. It is understood that the Blandford store has historically performed well under the M & Co banner and it is hoped that the business will quickly re-establish a solid footing for future growth as the country emerges from the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.