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Livi News Tops Agenda Centre

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Independently owned newsagent, Livi News, is top of the daily shopping agenda since opening at The Centre, 94 Almondvale South, Livingston.

Located in Almondvale Place within The Centre, the 469 sq ft unit began business in October, immediately prior to the launch of the new £130m extension, Elements Square.

The unit is conveniently located in a main thoroughfare and offers customers a whole host of daily essentials, including newspapers, magazines and confectionery.

Livi News, owned by the Glasgow-based businessman Tariq Akram, has agreed to a lease for a 15-year term. It is his second newsagent venture in Scotland, launching his first at Glasgow Fort in 2004.

Alison Niven, Centre Director for Livingston, said: "I'm delighted that we've attracted this independent newsagent to The Centre and I'm sure that it will be a popular stop with shoppers.

"It also shows that our shopping destination not only pulls in the big brand names but is also able to attract smaller, independent operations."

For more information on The Centre visit www.shopthecentre.co.uk.

Culverwell and Montagu Evans acted on behalf of Land Securities - owner of The Centre, Livingston.  



Notes to editors:

Land Securities is one of the UK's leading real estate investment trusts with a Scottish portfolio valued at £1billion. The portfolio comprises four retail parks and four shopping centres including:


  • The Centre, (comprising the new extension Elements Square and the formerly named Almondvale Shopping Centre)
  • Livingston Designer Outlet (joint ownership with Morley)
  • Bon Accord-St Nicholas Centre in Aberdeen (joint ownership with British Land)
  • Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow (a joint venture with Henderson Global Investors)
  • Kingsway West retail park in Dundee


In March 2004, Land Securities entered into a 50/50 joint venture with British Land to create the Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership which now includes its joint Aberdeen holdings.