Q&A with Simon James, Head of Property at The Padel Club

Q&A with Simon James, Head of Property at The Padel Club

Name: Simon James

Role: Head of Property at The Padel Club

Who are The Padel Club?

The Padel Club aim to be the go to Padel operator in the UK.

How many locations do The Padel Club currently have?

We currently have just one, which is located in Wimslow.

Target locations?

Our current target locations include;

  1. South Manchester.
  2. North West Manchester.
  3. Southport / Formby / Crosby.
  4. Chester.
  5. Wirral / Ellesmere Port.
  6. Chorley / Preston.
  7. Warrington.
  8. North East Leeds.
  9. Solihull
  10. Worcester
  11. York
  12. Gosforth
  13. Jesmond

How many new locations are you targeting?

We are aiming to open 10 - 12 new locations

Size requirements?

  1. Vacant sites up to 1 acre.
  2. Warehouse 30-40,000 sq.ft (min 7m eaves height).

Additional requirements?

  1. Part of existing sports, leisure / golf complexes.
  2. Office Parks / Industrial estates.
  3. Large Redundant Pubs / tired retail locations.

Planning consent?

We require Class E(d)

Freehold or Leasehold?

Leasehold preferred, Freehold considered.

Recent openings or new locations in the pipeline?

We have about 6-8 new locations in the pipleline.

Additional Questions:

What are the main challenges you face when acquiring new property?

Introducing property professionals to the sport and convincing Landlords to consider a Padel operator instead of a more “traditional” type of user.

Favourite occupier?

The Inn at Whitewell

What is your favourite building?

100 King Street, Manchester

Favourite retail or leisure destination?

Clitheroe Golf Club

Contact details?

Email – simon@thepadelclub.co.uk

Tel - 07972 113 593

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