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All the latest news and updates from Jamieson Mills

18 July 2023


A Consortium Led by Galliard DVS Joint Venture and Basildon Health Centre Ltd Sees New Investment into the Eastgate Shopping Centre

A deal has been agreed between the new owners of the Eastgate Centre and Basildon Health Centre to transform the former Debenhams building into a pioneering, all-inclusive healthcare facility. 

Basildon Health Centre will be equipped with comprehensive diagnostic capabilities such as MRI, CT, X-ray, and Ultrasound. Additionally, the facility will have dedicated treatment rooms for endoscopy procedures, operating theatres, overnight hospital bedrooms for patient stays, and a range of outpatient services like ophthalmology, orthopaedics and physiotherapy amenities. Future plans involve incorporating step up/down care beds, a pharmacy, and optometry/eyecare services. 

The facility will operate with extended hours and completely revitalise the Eastgate Centre by drawing significant footfall to the Town and reinforce the commitment from the Consortium to collaborate closely with the Eastgate Centre’s current tenants and Basildon Council, to preserve Eastgate as a vibrant and thriving hub for Basildon Town Centre.


The Galliard DVS Joint Venture, led by residential and mixed-use developer Galliard Homes, successfully completed the purchase of the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon, Essex in March 2023. This significant 9.9-acre site features a shopping centre, multistorey car park and office buildings spanning over 545,000 sq. ft. The Galliard DVS Joint Venture plan is to reposition the town centre. The plans will include in part, the delivery of retail, leisure and community facilities in the heart of Basildon Town Centre.

For more information about Basildon Health Centre and other attractions at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon and other available opportunities please contact Richard Mills or Russell Walker.


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10 June 2023


The Victoria Centre in Southend Welcomes Boom Battle Bar

Acting on behalf of Southend City Council & RivingtonHark, Jamieson Mills are delighted to announce that the Victoria Shopping Centre in Southend has added to its ever-growing list of attractions with the news that Boom Battle Bar is coming to the centre later this year.  The newest leisure attraction to Southend brings people together to compete in a variety of crazy games in a fun, social way. Combining nine-hole mini golf, darts, ping-pong, virtual reality, shuffle boarding, karaoke, pool and axe throwing with an urban themed bar. Boom Battle Bar spearheads a brand-new era in social entertainment venues.   


The tenant will take over the unit formerly housing Tangs, covering approximately 10,500 square feet across both the ground and first floor. Contracts have been exchanged and the team at Boom Battle Bar is set to begin works on fitting out the unit, including creating a new entrance to the venue, with a planned summer 2023 opening date. 


Richard Harpham, Chief Executive Officer at Boom Battle Bar, said: “We’re excited to be bringing the Boom experience to the iconic Southend-on-Sea with our newest Boom Battle Bar venue. After the success of our venues in Chelmsford (also brokered by Jamieson Mills) and Lakeside, we can’t wait to welcome crowds of locals and tourists alike.

“We look forward to them playing our most sought-after games, from axe throwing to prosecco, beer pong, and singing in our Boom Box private karaoke booths. With cocktails, street food, live sport on large screens and DJ’s spinning – we just cannot wait to get the doors open.”


Will Ashdown, Asset Manager at RivingtonHark commented: “The letting to Boom Battle Bar is an important step in our continuing journey to revitalise the centre and, in particular, our aim of bringing in more leisure activities into the scheme. “It has been great to deal with the Boom Battle Bar team who have shown their passion about bringing their business into Southend and who share our view on the positive impact we envisage this letting will have on the city. We’re confident that Boom Battle Bar will be the new go-to place for fun-seekers in Southend and we can’t wait to see them open later this year.”

The new Boom Battle Bar is due to open in summer 2023.

For more information about the bar and other attractions at Victoria Shopping Centre in Southend and other available opportunities please contact Richard Mills or Russell Walker.


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31 Aug 2017

Breaking News  

Bunnings announces first Warehouse in South Yorkshire

Home improvement and garden retailer Bunnings Warehouse has announced plans to open its first store in South Yorkshire later this year, creating 80 new full and part-time jobs in Rotherham.

Bunnings, the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand, acquired Homebase for £340million in February 2016 – and plans to invest a further £500million building a new Bunnings Warehouse business in the UK and Ireland over the next three to five years.

The store is scheduled to open later this year on Forge Way, Parkgate, and the new Bunnings Warehouse team members will receive hundreds of hours of training in both product knowledge and specialist tasks such as paint mixing.

The Rotherham store continues the momentum of establishing the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK, which offers leading brands and products, as well as in-store D.I.Y. Workshops for customers and support to local community groups.

Josh Hyde, Regional Operations Manager, said: “It is a great time to join the Bunnings Warehouse team here in Rotherham. There are roles available across all areas, with hours to suit.

“We want to build a high-quality team so we can build strong business foundations for the future.” 

Source: Insight DIY Team & Bunnings Press Release.


19th July 2017


C&R’s biggest letting for The Kingfisher opens

The Range, one of the fastest growing home, leisure and garden retailers in the UK, opened its 47,000 sq ft of retail space – in a unit previously occupied by BHS – on 14 July on Park Walk.

From opening its first store in 1989 on Billacombe Road, Plymouth, The Range now has over 130 stores nationwide and stocks more than 65,000 products across 16 different departments, from homewares and furniture, through to DIY and art supplies.

The retailer signed a 10-year lease at The Kingfisher Shopping Centre.


30th March 2017


Completely Retail 2017

Jamieson Mills will be exhibiting at this year's Completely Retail in London on 

25th April 2017


Bringing Retailers, Landlords and Agents together to do business. The unique and accessibly priced Marketplace format at London’s Old Billingsgate Market provides a lively environment, and level playing field to enable retail deals.

Find out more here:

6th February 2017

Press Release    

Ellandi Announces Partner of the Year 

The UK’s leading community Shopping Centre investor, Ellandi has announced Richard Mills, Director and Co-Founder of Jamieson Mills as their Partner of the year for 2016.

Jamieson Mills, are retained agents on 6 shopping centre’s for Ellandi and work closely with the Asset Management team to deliver their best in class service. 


Alex Brooker, Director of Asset Management at Ellandi commented “Over the course of 2016, Richard has negotiated a number of hugely successful lettings. In particular, his relationship with H&M resulted in the completion of two major lettings comprising over 35,000 sq ft of new retail space in Eastleigh and Kettering, transforming both schemes”


Richard Mills added; “I am delighted to have been recognised for this award having worked closely with Ellandi for 5 years adding value and attracting new retailers into the portfolio across the country”.

Ellandi’s Partner of the Year award was launched in 2014. The first winner, Matthew Williams, has recently left Savills to establish planning consultants Williams Gallagher and Sasha Armstrong of Workman took the crown in 2015.


Read the full press release here. 

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