Lucia Foster Welch Student Accommodation, Southampton

Client: Optivo Housing Association Sector: Student Accommodation Overview The refurbishment of the Lucia Foster Welch complex in Southampton including two student residential buildings which, between them, contain 327 room and 6,300 sqm of accommodation Challenges Built in the 1990s and with no major improvement works since, the accommodation was looking tired. An appropriate solution was […]

33 Cavendish Square, London

Sector: Office Refurbishment Overview The client wanted to create a memorable experience for visitors entering and leaving the building. Refurbishment and careful interior design with the installation of a visually stunning chandelier fulfilled the brief. Challenges The entrance lobby of this 200,000 sq ft central London office tower was dated and required bringing up to […]

Poundland, Brighton

Client: UK Institution Sector: High Street Retail Overview As part of their portfolio review, our client pinpointed a high street retail investment asset that was surplus to their portfolio needs. The property was a large retail unit arranged over three floors, located in a secondary location in the centre of Brighton. The occupational lease length […]

Heals, Kings Road, London

Client: UK Institution Sector: High Street Retail Overview Heals department store was a key tenant for our client, so when the company announced it was closing its Kings Road branch, our client leveraged our market intelligence to secure a replacement tenant–Metro Bank–at a considerably higher rent. It meant that they could surrender the Heals lease […]

Retail Warehouse, Birmingham

Client: Private Property Company Sector: Retail Overview The opportunity arose for our client to buy a standalone retail warehouse in the Midlands, which was only months away from becoming vacant. We reviewed options that would enhance value–with and without planning permission–should the purchase succeed.  Opportunities  Our role was to increase the property’s value while ensuring […]

Leisure Unit, East Anglia

Client: UK Institution Sector: Leisure Overview Our client owns a standalone 35,000 square-foot retail warehouse let to a leisure operator on a long-term lease. When Covid restrictions rendered that business unviable, they successfully initiated a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) that renegotiated the rent from £250k per annum to nil. As part of the CVA, our […]

Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London

Client: Residential Developer Sector: Residential (Co-Living) Overview This European brand planned to adapt an existing 58-bed purpose-built student housing development into 63 luxury co-living student apartments. Our team members oversaw the £2m project over two years–during a period of fluctuating build costs and material shortages. Throughout the project, the unit remained fully occupied. Opportunities  This […]

Hyde End Road, Reading

Client: Residential DeveloperSector: Mixed-use – Office and Residential Overview Our client acquired a run-down mixed-use site consisting of a 3,000sqft office/warehouse, 1,000sqft of further office space, and 4x residential studios. The client wanted to maximise the value he gets from the site and following discussions with planning consultants, the local parish council and local agents […]