L3P has developed two separate stores for DFS:
Broadstairs/Westwood – Margate Road
The most recent unit was on land purchased freehold from Wolseley Group in 2010. The 1.4 acre site sits central to three major retail developments, the 475,000 sq ft Westwood Cross Shopping Centre (M&S, Debenhams etc) and two Hammerson-owned retail parks. L3P acquired the site unconditionally and were granted consent at application, pre-let the 16,000 sq ft development to DFS Furniture plc and sold the completed project to Aberdeen Asset Management.
Maidstone – London Road
DFS Maidstone was the first ever L3P project; having bought the land freehold from Kent Garden Centre in 1997, consent was granted for the 20,000 sq ft store which was sold following completion to DFS Furniture plc. The site fronts the A20 London Road close to J5 of the M20 motorway.