May 19 Three British retail property groups are
among bidders eyeing a stake in Bluewater Shopping Centre in
Kent for a bid amount of 600 million pounds, The Times reported.
British groups Land Securities Group Plc, British
Land Company Plc in partnership with Norges Bank
, and Hammerson Plc are understood to be the
final bidders for the stake, according to the British daily.
Australia's Westfield Group and the sovereign wealth
fund of Norway are also thought to be finalists, The Times said.
The newspaper reported that Australia's Lend Lease, which
manages Bluewater, is looking to sell 30 per cent of its share
in the centre.
The winning bidder would inherit the right to manage the
centre, The Times said.
Land Securities, British Land, Hammerson and Westfield Group
could not be reached for a comment outside of normal business
(Reporting by Aashika Jain in Bangalore; Editing by Steve