Retail Property - No shortage of takers for Fremlin

Centros Miller has signed up Blacks and Faith for its£100 million Fremlin Walk shopping centre development in Maidstone, Kent. Construction of the 32,500 sq m centre - which will be anchored by a new 9,300 sq m, two-level House of Fraser department store - only started in March with completion not due until March 2005.

Fashion shoe retailer Faith has taken a 15-year lease on a 254 sq m unit opposite Next and Boots. Also, outdoor retailer Blacks has taken 340 sq m on the prime Week Street frontage of Fremlin Walk on a 15-year lease. Both lettings reflect rents of about£150 Zone A.

Joint letting agents for Fremlin Walk are Churston Heard and Leslie Furness.