Most Toys R Us sites still vacant one year on

Almost two-thirds of the Toys R Us UK portfolio remains vacant a year after the retailer fell into administration.

According to Radius Data Exchange analysis, only 36% of the shops which became vacant when the retailer collapsed in February 2018 have been occupied by new tenants or have been earmarked for refurbishment. The value sector has let 30% of those stores, with B&M Bargains and Home Bargains being the most active occupiers, taking advantage of big-box retail park units.

Toys R Us’ former estate totals 3m sq ft, which is 15% of all the