Property News - Witham sets rent record

Edinburgh House Estates has let the last unit at its 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sq m) Newland Shopping Centre in Witham, Essex, achieving a record rent in the process. Littlewoods Index has taken 1,010 sq ft (95 sq m) on a 15-year lease for£19,000 a year. When Edinburgh House bought the mall in July 2002 it was only 60 per cent occupied. Since then, lettings have been achieved to Farmfoods and New Look. Churston Heard is the letting agent.