Folkestone to buy land from BWP Trust for $70m project

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by Jessica Amir

Folkestone Limited (ASX:FLK) has entered into an agreement to buy 1 hectare of land from BWP Trust (ASX:BWP), with a call option to purchase an adjoining 2.1 hectares of land in Altona North, in Melbourne,

The real estate fund manager and developer says the 3.4 hectares of BWP Trust land will be amalgamated with its existing land to create the development of a retail precinct, Millers Junction Retail.

Millers Junction Retail will be a $70 million retail centre development, anchored by Woolworths (ASX:WOW).

Meantime, the company also entered into its fourth Joint Venture with Wilmac Properties.

The JV will develop a further 2.2 hectares of Folkestone’s land at Altona North, into 76 office/warehouse mews, with an end value of about $28 million.

Shares in Folkestone Limited (ASX:FLK) are trading 0.96 per cent lower to $1.04.

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.