Woolworths Metro Clifton Hill hits the market

A freestanding Woolworths Metro supermarket with significant underlying land value is being brought to market in Melbourne’s highly coveted inner-city suburb of Clifton Hill.

Woolworths Metro Clifton Hill recently underwent a $1.5 million renovation, which was completed in 2019, and is 100 per cent leased to ASX top 10 covenant Woolworths Group, with options until 2056, on an attractive net lease with fixed annual 3 per cent increases. 

Tim McIntosh, Director of Colliers Retail Middle Markets in Victoria, said in current market conditions, investors are particularly attracted to the ultra-defensive and recession-proof characteristics coupled with attractive income growth that supermarkets provide.

“Demand remains incredibly strong for prime freestanding retail investments, particularly those in strategic metropolitan locations that are trading exceptionally well.”

With a rare triple frontage site, the freestanding supermarket occupies a valuable 712 square metres, providing flexibility for development upside sitting on a Commercial 1 Zone with a height limit of 14 metres.

“The opportunity to acquire a trophy supermarket asset secured by Woolworths is exceptionally rare in a prime inner-city location. Woolworths Metro Clifton Hill sits within a catchment experiencing significant growth and will benefit from surrounding developments, including the Fitzroy Gasworks with an estimated value of $900 million,” McIntosh added.

Strategically positioned just 3km from Melbourne’s CBD, Woolworths Metro Clifton Hill benefits from a prominent corner position with frontages towards Queens Parade and Gold Street, exposed to over 11.68 million vehicles annually.

Tim McIntosh is selling the asset together with colleagues Matt Stagg and Yvonne Zhou via on-site public auction Friday 15th September 2023 at 11am (AEST).

This article was originally written by Emily Bencic for Retailbiz.

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