GOLDEN Square Shopping Centre looks set to be one of the biggest property sales of the year.

The shopping centre owners Warrington Retail Partnership, a joint venture between Lend Lease and Legal & General, announced at the end of last year it was considering selling the centre, which is homes to more than 140 retailers and restaurants.

And at the Property Review launch on Tuesday, it was announced that LaSalle Investment Management were the preferred bidder for the site with an estimated value of £125 million.

If this was achieved it would place Warrington into the premier league of investments as in 2013, across the whole of the UK, there were less than 100 deals exceeding £100 million.