Who owns the UK’s largest shopping centres? A list of the top 50

A word cloud of the owners of the UK's largest shopping centres

A word cloud of the owners of the UK’s largest shopping centres

Shopping centres are often considered to be public spaces, but are actually privately owned and regulated. On this page we list the known owners of the UK’s 50 largest shopping centres.

This mall research by New Story Studio.
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It’s estimated that UK shopping centres account for 27% of the £285+ billion spent in the UK retail sector, and that over 50% of the UK’s shopping population visit a shopping mall every fortnight. Property deals are always ongoing, so a definitive list of owners will always be slightly out of date – but that said, our research does suggest who the big players are.

In August 2014, Intu Properties, formerly Capital Shopping Centres Group, are the owners that appear most frequently on our list. Hammerson appear to be in second place, then Land Securities, with Prudential in fourth place.

A list of the owners of the UK’s largest shopping centres

Listed below are the UK’s largest shopping malls (largest at top of list), and the name of their current owners.

1. Westfield Stratford City, Stratford London. Owner: Westfield
2. Metrocentre, Gateshead Newcastle upon Tyne. Owner: Intu
3. The Trafford Centre, Manchester. Owner: Intu
4. thecentre:mk / intu Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes. Owner: Intu, Prudential, Hermes.
5. Bluewater, Dartford. Prudential plc, Lend Lease Europe Limited, The Lend Lease Retail Partnership, Hermes
6. Westfield London, London. Owner: Westfield
7. Princess & Charles Square, Bracknell. Owner: Schroders, Legal & General
8. Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield. Owner: British Land and Norges Bank Investment Management
9. Cabot Circus, Bristol. Owner: Land Securities & Hammerson
10. Victoria Gate / Eastgate Quarters, Leeds. Owner: Hammerson and Town Centre Securities. (Opening 2016)
11. Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock. Owner: Intu
12. Manchester Arndale, Manchester. Owner: Prudential, Intu Properties
13. Liverpool One, Liverpool. Owner: Grosvenor Group
14. St David’s Centre, Cardiff. Owner: St. David’s Partnership – Intu (was Capital Shopping Centres), Land Securities Group.
15. Leeds Dock / New Dock / Clarence Dock. Owner: Allied London
16. East Kilbride Shopping Centre, East Kilbride. Owner: Delancey (up for sale, with Mander Centre)
17. Bullring, Birmingham. Owner: Hammerson, Henderson Shopping Centre Fund, CPPIB.
18. Intu Derby (was Westfield), Derby. Owner: Intu
19. Highcross, Leicester. Owner: Hammerson, Hermes Real Estate
20. Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch. Owner: Capital & Regional Plc and Oaktree Capital Management
21. Intu Merry Hill, Dudley. Owner: Intu
22. Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Owner: Intu
23. The Centre, Livingston. Owner: Land Securities, “the largest commercial property company in the UK”
24. Festival Place, Basingstoke. Owner: TIAA-CREF. List by mallsecrets.co.uk

25. Telford Shopping Centre, Telford. Owner: Sovereign Land
26. Victoria Centre, Nottingham. Owner: Intu
27. Silverburn Centre, Glasgow. Owner: Retail Property Holding Ltd
28. The Moor Shopping Centre, Sheffield. Owner: Scottish Widows
29. Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Brent Cross. Owner: Hammerson and Standard Life

30. St Enoch, Glasgow. Owner: Ivanhoe Cambridge
31. Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum. Owner: Crossidge Developments (Joe O’Reilly)
32. Eden, High Wycombe. Owner: Multiplex and Aldersgate Investments
33. West Quay, Southampton. Owner: Hammerson
34. Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow. Owner: Intu
35. Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon. Owner: Hammerson
36. The Merrion Centre, Leeds. Owner: Town Centre Securities
37. Victoria Square, Belfast. Owner: Commerz Real (CRI)
38. The Liberty Centre, Romford. Owner: Cosgrave Property Group
39. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. Owner: M&G Real Estate Limited
40. The Oracle, Reading. Owner: Hammerson
41. Clyde Shopping Centre, Clydebank. Owner: Helical Bar plc
42. The Mall Luton, Luton. Owner: The Mall Company
43. Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon. Owner: British Land
44. Bon Accord & St Nicholas Centres, Aberdeen. Owner: Land Securities, British Land
45. Intu Watford / The Harlequin, Watford. Owner: Intu
46. Cwmbran Shopping, Cwmbran. Owner: Prudential plc
47. Union Square, Aberdeen. Owner: Hammerson
48. White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds. Owner: Land Securities
49. Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington. Owner: The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
50. Broadway Shopping Centre / Bexleyheath Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath. Owner: Jones Lang LaSalle

Selected UK malls, grouped by owner:

Westfield
1. Westfield Stratford City, Stratford London. Owner: Westfield
6. Westfield London, London. Owner: Westfield

Intu
2. Metrocentre, Gateshead Newcastle upon Tyne. Owner: Intu
4. thecentre:mk / intu Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes. Owner: Intu, Prudential, Hermes.
11. Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock. Owner: Intu
12. Manchester Arndale, Manchester. Owner: Prudential, Intu Properties
14. St David’s Centre, Cardiff. Owner: St. David’s Partnership – Intu (was Capital Shopping Centres), Land Securities Group.
18. Intu Derby (was Westfield), Derby. Owner: Intu
21. Intu Merry Hill, Dudley. Owner: Intu
26. Victoria Centre, Nottingham. Owner: Intu
34. Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow. Owner: Intu
45. Intu Watford / The Harlequin, Watford. Owner: Intu

Prudential plc
4. thecentre:mk / intu Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes. Owner: Intu, Prudential, Hermes.
5. Bluewater, Dartford. Prudential plc, Lend Lease Europe Limited, The Lend Lease Retail Partnership, Hermes
12. Manchester Arndale, Manchester. Owner: Prudential, Intu Properties
46. Cwmbran Shopping, Cwmbran. Owner: Prudential plc

See also

This list is given in good faith, in August 2014, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

If you can supply updates or corrections to this list, please contact us, or leave a comment below.

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