Case Studies

10 Haymarket, Norwich

Investment

INVESTMENT – RETAIL ACQUISITION

The property comprises a freehold retail unit in the prime retail pitch of Haymarket in Norwich. The unit is let to Card Factory on an overriding lease expiring in August 2021.

The purchase price was £2,950,000

On behalf of a Private Client.

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24-26 Baltic Street West, London, EC1Y

Management

MANAGEMENT

Located in the heart of Clerkenwell the property comprises a multi-let office totalling 16,500 sq ft over ground and four upper floors.

John Arkwright & Co are responsible for rent collection; preparation of the service charge budget and service charge collection; overseeing the maintenance and services of the property and liaising with tenants.

On behalf of a Private Client.

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44 Cheap Street, Sherborne

Investment

INVESTMENT – RETAIL ACQUISITION

The property comprises a freehold retail unit located in the prime retail pitch of Cheap Street in Sherborne, let to Scrivens opticians on a new 10 year lease

The purchase price was £640,000.

On behalf of a Private Client.

 

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62-70 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe

Development Consultancy

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY

The property comprises a retail parade of four shops on the prime retail pitch of Hamilton Road in Felixstowe, with a mix of offices and residential above and a warehouse to the rear.

John Arkwright & Co advised and managed the works to obtain planning to convert the offices and warehouse to residential units.

On behalf of a Charitable Trust.

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100 Brook Green, London, W6

Agency

AGENCY – FREEHOLD DISPOSAL

A substantial double fronted Victorian house, with large garden, overlooking Brook Green in the affluent London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Extending to 3,650 sq ft, the house was in need of complete modernisation and offered the opportunity for further expansion, subject to the necessary planning consents. John Arkwright & Co were jointly instructed with Savills.

The sale price was £4,075,000, plus £500,000 for part of the garden. The sale also included an overage provision.

On behalf of Charity Client.

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Berkeley Square, London, W1

Professional Services

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – RENT REVIEW

John Arkwright & Co acquired offices on the 8th floor of Berger House in London’s West End for a client and were appointed to act on their behalf in negotiating the revised rent at the rent review in the fifth year of the term.

On behalf of Corporate Occupier.

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Boars Hill, Oxford

Receivership

RECEIVERSHIP

Appointed as Law of Property Act Receivers over two new build, contemporary, detached houses of approximately 9,100 sq ft and 5,750 sq ft, on the outskirts of Oxford.

The Receivers oversaw the completion of the properties and on completion appointed agents to sell the houses on the open market.

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Brickfields Industrial Estate, Bracknell

Investment

INVESTMENT – INDUSTRIAL DISPOSAL

Freehold industrial estate comprises 17 units, of which 4 units have been sold on long leases. The remaining 12 units total 29,741 sq ft (2,763.03 sq m). In addition, the estate comprises a separate secure yard of approximately 10,000 sq ft (929.00 sq m) with a single storey office, store and car wash totalling 1,212 sq ft (112.59 sq m) and a secure car park.

Total passing rent of £283,436 per annum and WAULT of 6.57 years to expiries and 5.68 years to breaks.

The investment was sold for £3.70 million.

On behalf of a Private Client.

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Bridgend, South Wales

Receivership

RECEIVERSHIP

Appointed as Law of Property Act Receivers over a partly completed residential development of 34 two and three bedroom apartments.

The Receivers appointed contractors and oversaw the completion of the units. On completion, agents were appointed and the units were sold on the open market.

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Rockingham Park, Corby

Receivership

RECEIVERSHIP

Freehold mixed use scheme comprising 75,000 sq ft (6,967 sq m) of mixed commercial use accommodation with a hotel, pub/restaurant and retail shops. The hotel and pub/restaurant have been sold off on a long leasehold basis.

Following appointment as Law of Property Act Receiver the scheme was actively managed to obtain full occupation, with lettings agreed to Greggs, Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Planet Bounce and a nightclub operator. On obtaining full occupation the freehold investment interest was sold.

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Enterprise Estate, Southall

Management

MANAGEMENT

Enterprise Estate comprises a freehold multi-let industrial estate totalling some 60,000 sq ft over 5 units in Southall, west London.

John Arkwright & Co are responsible for the day to day management of the estate overseeing the maintenance and services of the property and liaising with tenants. Additionally, John Arkwright & Co provide lease consultancy services and have undertaking lettings, rent reviews and lease renewals on the estate on behalf of the landlord.

On behalf of a Private Client.

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Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford

Professional Services

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – LEASE RENEWAL

The property comprises a modern office premises of 9,200 sq ft over ground and first floors on Hoffmans Way on the out outskirts of Chelmsford, close to the train station.

Acting on behalf of the landlord John Arkwright & Co were appointed to negotiate terms for a new lease with the existing occupier.

On behalf of Property Company Client.

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St Bartholomews House, Bristol

Investment

INVESTMENT – OFFICE ACQUISITION

The property comprises a Long Leasehold multi-let office building arranged over basement, ground and four upper floors (with fifth-floor plant room), constructed in 1984.

Total passing rent of £366,730 per annum and WAULT of 5.3 years to expiries and 2.7 years to breaks.

The purchase price was £4,805,000.

On behalf of a Private Client.

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Knightrider House, London, EC4V

Development Consultancy

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY

The property comprised a four storey Freehold office premises, arranged over basement, ground and four upper floors totalling 3,300 sq ft, in the heart of the City of London and close to St Paul’s Cathedral.

Grade A refurbishment of office accommodation at lower ground, first, second, third and fourth floors. Planning was obtained for a retail unit at ground floor and the relocating of the plant room to the roof allowing the fourth-floor office accommodation to be extended.

On completion of the works the property was re-let and John Arkwright & Co manage the property on behalf of the owners.

On behalf of a Charitable Trust.

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GE Energy, Leicester Road, Rugby

Investment

INVESTMENT – INDUSTRIAL ACQUISITION

The property comprises an industrial and manufacturing facility of approximately 405,000 sq ft. The property is located 1 mile from the town centre and 0.5 miles from Rugby railway station. Adjacent to the site is extensive new build residential.

Let to GE Energy for a further 10 years the rent subject to uncapped RPI reviews.

The purchase price was £11,500,000.

On behalf of Institutional Investor.

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64 Clarendon Road, Watford

Investment

INVESTMENT – OFFICE ACQUISITION

Freehold five storey office premises, arranged over ground and four upper floors with dedicated undercroft car parking. It is located opposite the railway station on Clarendon Road, the prime office location in Watford.

The property was let to AWG Property Ltd for a further 4 years. The property was sub-let to four tenants.

The purchase price was £22,750,000.

On behalf of an Institutional Investor.

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9-12 Queensway, London, W1

Agency

LEASEHOLD ACQUISITION

6,500 sq ft of ground and basement space acquired within a new mixed retail and residential development for the purposes of creating a fitness studio.

John Arkwright & Co negotiated terms for a new lease on behalf of our client.

On behalf of Barry’s Bootcamp.

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Imperial Works, London, NW5

Agency

LEASEHOLD ACQUISITION

The property comprises a former piano factory in Kentish Town that was in the process of being refurbished to provide 18,500 sq ft of offices, arranged over, lower ground, ground and four upper floors.

John Arkwright & Co identified the property and negotiated terms for a new lease on behalf of our client, a marketing company.

On behalf of a Corporate Occupier.

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EAP Portfolio

Management

MANAGEMENT

Having acquired the properties John Arkwright & Co manage this mixed-use portfolio of 20 properties, including retail, offices, industrial and residential premises, predominantly in the South-East of England.

John Arkwright & Co are responsible for rent collection, liaising with tenants, rent reviews, lease renewals and enhancing the value of the portfolio through active asset management.

On behalf of a Charitable Trust.

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9-11 Low Ousegate, York

Professional Services

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – RENT REVIEW

The property comprises a 3,000 sq ft retail unit in the city centre of York let to Tesco Stores Ltd.

John Arkwright & Co acted on behalf of the owner of the freeholder in negotiating a settlement of the revised rent at the fifth year rent review.

On behalf of a Charitable Trust.

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Strategic Land

Development Consultancy

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY

John Arkwright & Co has provided strategic advice to a variety of land owners. This has included advising on a variety of land uses including, agricultural, commercial, horticultural and residential land uses.

This advice has involved assessing the viability of land for redevelopment, introducing and working with planning consultants, sourcing development partners and advising on maximising the realisation of the inherent redevelopment value.

We have acted on behalf of agricultural land owners, local community organisations, charitable trusts and private clients

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