AEW appoints GCW as Windsor letting agents

Town centre retail specialists GCW have been appointed joint letting agents alongside Lunson Mitchenall on AEW’s recently purchased Windsor Royal Station retail and leisure scheme.

AEW’s Urban Real Estate Fund bought the 74,000 sq ft centre, home to Windsor & Eton Central rail station, last month for £18.5m.GCW provided purchase support advice and devised a retail and leisure leasing strategy for the project.

The appointment follows UREF’s purchase in May 2021 of the 260,000 sq ft Windsor Yards shopping centre, located adjacent to Windsor Royal Station , which GCW have worked on for over 20 years.

The historic Grade II Windsor Royal Station building dates to 1849 and currently has over 40 shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, including high street retailers Hobbs, Whistles, Phase Eight, Jigsaw, Space NK, and Sweaty Betty. The leisure operators include Bills, Café Rouge, Cattle Grid and All Bar One.

“Given Windsor’s enviable status as a major tourist destination, together with one of the most affluent catchments in the country, we have a unique opportunity to continue to deliver a strong retail and leisure offering for visitors, with the proposed transformation of the town centre, which will cement Windsor as a premier destination. said Nick Warr, partner, GCW.