Despite the negativity surrounding the UK’s decision to leave the EU, we are continuing to see strong levels of demand across a number of commercial property sectors.
We were particularly active in Yorkshire last quarter with a 25,000 sq ft industrial site sold in Bradford to steel fabrication specialist, Bradfabs. In addition, we have welcomed British jewellery brand, Azendi back to York City Centre on a five-year lease in a 774 sq ft. retail space.
Acting on behalf of the Diocese of Leeds, we sold a vacant development site to Leeds Mencap, an independent local charity that supports children and adults with learning disabilities. We have also helped find a new owner for Belle Vue Stadium, the 120-year-old home of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, following several months of strong interest.
On the other side of the Pennines, we were involved in a number of deals; our agency team in Manchester successfully completed the letting of a recently vacated 29,871sq ft. property at Wigan’s Haslemere Industrial Estate.
In the North East we have a number of new instructions including office accommodation in Kingfisher House, Stockton on Tees and a number of quirky spaces available at Hoults Yard. We are also expecting strong interest for the former Arriva bus depot in Jesmond, a large development site in a prime location.
We are happy to confirm that popular Newcastle pizza restaurant, The Herb Garden will open its second venue at Royal Quays Marina (pictured), an area considered by many to be the North East’s finest boating location.
Yogaworks London benefited from a trio of our property services as we assisted them in opening their first yoga studio at a 3,947 sq ft. property in Wandsworth London. In London, we are also pleased to have advised Japanese retailer, Daikokuya on the acquisition of its first UK store on Bond Street.
In Bristol, we have two large former waste processing plants for sale in Exeter and Frome respectively. Our specialist leisure division has seen strong demand for holiday and caravan parks continue and you can find their recent portfolio of deals and available sites here.