It's interesting that the council is purchasing retail/commercial land and properties to generate income. This sentence in the report is interesting too: "To date the retail element of the development has never lived up to its potential, with units often remaining empty for years at a time." Perhaps the council know how better to market it. Colombia Threadneedle made a decent profit though didn't they? "bought the site for around £48 million in 2015 and refurbished and rebranded the complex as Courage Yard before putting it on the market for £89 million last autumn." I wonder how much they spent on refurbishment.