Essex: Clacton Factory Outlet shopping village operating normally despite administration

THE Clacton Factory Outlet shopping village is operating as normal despite a company involved in its management and ownership going into administration.

Canley 2 Limited, formerly known as ROM Capital (Clacton) Ltd, is one of four related companies to which Angela Swarbrick and Alan Robert Bloom of Ernst & Young LLP were appointed as joint administrators earlier this month.

Around 40 retailers operate from units at the shopping centre, including Claire’s Accessories, JD Sports, M&S Outlet, Mountain Warehouse and Thorntons.

Ernst & Young confirmed the appointment of the joint administrators to the four companies, which also include Canley 4 Ltd (formerly ROM Capital (Northampton) Ltd), Canley 5 Ltd (formerly ROM Capital (Walsall) Ltd) and Canley 6 LLP (formerly ROM Capital Orange LLP).

A statement from E&Y said

In a statement, E&Y said: “Angela Swarbrick and Alan Bloom from Ernst & Young were appointed joint administrators of Canley Limited on March 22, 2012.

“On April 2, the joint administrators were appointed over the holding company’s four property owning subsidiaries which manage eight sites, both retail and commercial developments, across the UK.”

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ROM Capital, founded by property entrepreneurs Robert Whitton and Daren Burney to specialise in the acquisition and asset management of private property companies and multi-let portfolios, acquired the Clacton Factory Outlet in 2008.