Womble Bond Dickinson has advised Wykeland Group on its latest letting at the Flemingate centre in Beverley, East Yorkshire, to homeware retailer Dunelm.

Dunelm will open its doors on 23 December 2021 as the new anchor tenant at Flemingate, occupying the 41,000 sq ft store on a 10-year lease, replacing Debenhams, which closed its store last May after the business went into administration.

The WBD team advising Wykeland was led by managing associate Patrick Jackson and associate Richard Garner who provided key real estate expertise. The firm has a long-standing relationship with Wykeland and has acted for the client on a series of recent transactions at Flemingate, including the sale of Premier Inn to Knight Frank Investment Management, the recent letting to Jump Inc and now the letting to Dunelm resulting in the retail and leisure destination being almost fully let.

Patrick Jackson of WBD comments:

"WBD has worked with the Wykeland team on the Flemingate centre for many years and we are pleased to have advised them on these important lettings. Our knowledge of the centre, together with the breadth of our real estate expertise, meant we were able to help Wykeland secure key tenants in the crucial run-up to the festive period."

David Donkin of Wykeland says:

“We are delighted to have completed these recent lettings, which will drive further footfall to our thriving retail and leisure destination in Beverley. We're grateful to Patrick and the WBD team for their expertise in helping us to realise these deals.”

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise in its key sectors from across seven offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. The firm's real estate client portfolio in the UK includes Grainger, Patrizia Property Investment Managers, BMO Global Asset Management, Moorfield Group, Commercial Estates Group, Morgan Sindall, Town Centre Securities, Wykeland, Taylor Wimpey, RentPlus and Places for People.