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IME collars Vets 4 Pets 24 Apr, 2017

IME collars Vets 4 Pets

April 24, 2017

Veterinary group, Vets 4 Pets, has opened a new store at Olive Bank Retail Park in Musselburgh following a deal brokered by Edinburgh-based IME Property.

The expanding veterinary care group, Vets4Pets, has opened a new practice in East Lothian after agreeing a 2,885 sq ft let at Olive Bank Retail Park, Musselburgh.

A deal on Unit 7 was struck with the site owner and developer, Kilmac Commercial, on a long-term lease at an undisclosed rent. IME Property and Burns & Shaw represented Perth-based landlord Kilmac, while Rapleys represented Vets4Pets.

It is the latest boost to the retail park, which saw discount retail chain Home Bargains open a new 12,500 sq ft store on the Newhailes Road site last year.

There has also been strong interest in Kilmac’s sole remaining shell unit (Unit 5 – 2,855 sq ft) at Olive Bank Retail Park.

IME Property managing director Iain Mercer commented: “We’ve witnessed continued growth at Olive Bank since we were brought on board to help market the development nearly two years ago.

“It’s not surprising given the ongoing popularity of out of town shopping and the fact Olive Bank provides retailers with affordable space on the East side of Edinburgh,” added Mr Mercer.

Blair Morrison, acquisitions director at Kilmac Properties, commented: “Vets4Pets is the latest big name to join a strong line-up of occupiers at Olive Bank Retail Park which already includes Home Bargains, Aldi and Iceland.

“What we offer is an exciting opportunity for secondary retailers and the kind of businesses we are continuing to attract demonstrates confidence in the location and the facilities we offer.”