rogerstone wrote:MultiDad wrote:I'm trying to work out why Diageo ( a big drinks co) is owner of Bircheley Green? have I got this wrong? I'm sure the Hertford Illuminati will be able to answer..
It's not Diagio as such but Diageo Pension Fund Limited.
Many shopping/retail centres are ultimately owned by pension funds (who have to invest in something other than the stock market if they're not going put all their eggs in one basket). Interstingly parts of the Edinburgh Way retail "ribbon" in Harlow appear to belong to Crown Estates although I've not seen HRH in Subway or Costa recently.