Convenience Retail

Convenience Store Acquisitions

We work proudly alongside Co-op Food acquiring properties for convenience stores and petrol filling stations.

Our client is looking for leasehold schemes of up to 4,500 sq ft GIA, freehold sites of circa 0.25 acres or existing businesses with a sales area of over 2,000 sq ft.

We are acquiring:

  • Busy areas, close to transport hubs, district centres, schools, hospitals and universities
  • Existing convenience stores and petrol filling stations
  • Solo sites and mixed-use developments including large residential developments
  • Existing properties suitable for conversion or development


Drake & Company provide professional support in the acquisition of new food stores and strategic advice on the management of existing properties across the South-East.

Warren and the team deliver an excellent service throughout the process from initial site identification, to negotiation and completion. Their comprehensive knowledge of the industry and experience provide the cornerstone for such a service.

Chris Barter - Regional Acquisition Manager – West London, Beds, Berks & Bucks

Warren has been an active agent for me since 2016 and has introduced me to a variety of new sites within my region. This has allowed me to open a variety of new stores in a number of different forms; mixed use developments, business acquisitions, sites within new large mixed use schemes and standalone new developments and conversions.

He has been excellent at building and managing relationships with Pub Companies, private landlords, retailers and regional and national house builders.

His proactive approach to canvassing has allowed me to identify new store opportunities before they have come to market and he has been a key agent in helping Co-op increase their presence within the SE of England.

Martyn Clarke - Regional Acquisitions Manager - North London, East London, South London, Essex and Hertfordshire

We have had the pleasure of working with Drake & Company for a number of years and have formed a strong strategic relationship.

Warren and the team provide a truly excellent level of service that few others in the market provide. We have every confidence they will deliver and unlock new opportunities for Co-op due to their extensive network and ability to form new relationships.

Drake & Company’s involvement in every stage of the acquisition process allows us to deliver new stores in a timely manner.

Alistair Smith - Senior Acquisitions Manager - London and South East

Drake & Company has acted for the Co Op for many years now.

I am frequently impressed by the efficient and personal service Warren and the team continue to provide. His proactive and diligent approach delivers straightforward and honest advice in order to get the deal done!

Robert Tindale - Regional Acquisition Manager - London

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