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Freehold Children’s Nursery Funding – Emersons Green, Bristol

Clients of ours have recently completed the acquisition, via a traditional forward funding, of a children’s nursery situated adjacent to a recently completed 97 bed Travelodge Hotel and a Costa Drive Thru in Emersons Green to the north of Bristol city centre.

The property, which extends to 5,920 sq ft with 23 car spaces, is let to Kenmare Estates Ltd, with a guarantee from Midcounties Co-operative Ltd on a new 25 year lease without break. The developer, Hinton Group, was represented by Atlas Real Estate in the transaction.

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Frank Purcell

Last month saw the successful addition of a new member of staff to our Property Management department.

Frank has joined us after completing his honours degree in Real Estate Management from the University of the West of England. He has begun work in earnest to learn and develop as our new Graduate Property Management Surveyor and is enjoying his new position.

Frank is a hardworking individual with a strong attention to detail. He meets every challenge head on and works tirelessly to find a solution to a problem, whilst not being afraid to ask for help. He is a real asset to the office environment, with his fresh perspective and outgoing attitude, and he is quickly becoming a valued member of the Mark Atkins Associates team!

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Freehold Coffee Shop and Drive Thru Funding – Merry Hill, West Midlands

Clients of ours have recently completed the acquisition, by way of a full forward funding, of a coffee shop and drive thru situated adjacent to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre in Brierley Hill. The property, which extends to 2,200 sq ft with 23 car spaces, is let to Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Ltd on a new 15 year lease without break. The developer, Altair Developments, was represented by FSP in the transaction.

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Retail Unit Acquisition – Newton Abbot

Clients ours have acquired a retail unit in Newton Abbot for their own occupation at a figure of £256,000. Occupying a prime pedestrianised position in Courtenay Street opposite Boots and close to WH Smith, Clintons, Superdrug, Halifax and the main entrance into the Market Square Shopping Centre, the unit extends to 2,300 sq ft over 3 floors. Larkman Edgcumbe acted for the vendor in the transaction.

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Retail Unit Acquisition – Northwich

As part of their continued expansion programme, on behalf of corporate clients we have acquired a retail unit in the centre of Northwich close to the recently completed Barons Quay retail and leisure development. Spread over two floors, the unit extends to 2,200 sq ft and a new 10 year lease at £32,500 pa was agreed. Christopher Dee acted for the landlord.

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Retail Unit Acquisition – Thornbury

Property company clients of ours have purchased a retail investment in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire for £490,000 reflecting a net return of 6.25%. The unit, which is let to Boots until July 2027 at a rent of £32,005 pa, occupies a large site in the centre of the town with the built area extending to 5,325 sq ft over three floors. The acquisition provides significant redevelopment opportunities for the client over the previously land locked site to the rear of their existing ownership immediately adjacent.

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Retail Unit Acquisition – Malvern

We have recently completed the acquisition of a prominent retail unit for A Plan Insurance in Church Street, Malvern being a relocation from a smaller branch nearby. The unit, which is situated adjacent to Costa Coffee, opposite Iceland and in close proximity to Fat Face, Halifax, Oxfam and The Works, extends to 2,900 sq ft over two floors.  A new 10 year lease was entered into, with a 5 year break, at a commencing rent of £17,000 pa. Andrew Thompson Commercial acted for the landlord in the transaction.

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Sarah Grundy

Following her achievement of First Class Honours last April we are delighted to announce that after much hard work and dedication Sarah has passed her APC and has qualified as an RICS Chartered professional.

Sarah said “it has been a really tough 5 years but all the hard work has paid off and I am delighted! I am looking forward to continuing to progress in my career as a fully qualified member of the team”

Michelle Gardner, Head of Property Management said, “Sarah has worked extremely hard during particularly difficult times and we are very proud of her achievement. Her infectious enthusiasm and dedication to her work make her an asset to our property management consultancy.”

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Drive Thru and Retail Investment Acquisition – Newcastle under Lyme

Pension Fund clients have acquired a recently completed drive thru and retail investment adjacent to the A52 in Talke to the north of Newcastle under Lyme. The development, which comprises 3,260 sq ft in 2 buildings and 38 car spaces on a 0.75 acre site, is let to Costa and Greggs at a combined annual rent of £107,000 pa. At a purchase price of £2m this reflects a net return of 5.2%.

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