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Acquisition Survey - The Villa

Acquisition Survey - The Villa19 September

On behalf of an overseas investor, Keningtons Chartered Surveyors were instructed to undertake a full building survey to a five storey villa in St Johns Wood. The villa is located a stones throw away from the famous Abbey Road recording studios and comprises five bedrooms with ensuites and dressing rooms, a feature central staircase, gymnasium, media room, swimming pool, steam room, underground car park with motorised lift and turntable.

Mixed use development opportunity comes to the market in Swindon's Old Town area.14 September

Mayfield Properties Limited have appointed Keningtons and Dewhurst and Co to market a mixed use development site in the vibrant Old Town area of Swindon.

Jeremy Sutton, Partner in the Swindon office comments “ This is a unique opportunity for a developer to purchase a 1.35 acre site with detailed planning permission for the development of a ground floor convenience store , 18 apartments and 16 Town Houses with no affordable housing requirement.”

On behalf of Mayfield, Keningtons have agreed heads of terms on the convenience store with an end user and the developer who purchases the site can then complete this pre let, in advance of developing the residential accommodation. Keningtons also worked closely with Mayfield’s planning consultants to secure the planning permission.

Historic Railway Village Public House on the market in Swindon08 September

Swindon Borough Council are looking to bring back into use the former Cricketers Pub in the Railway Village, and have appointed Keningtons Chartered Surveyors to market the property and seek expressions of interest from potential end users. Jeremy Sutton of Keningtons commented “The Cricketers was the original pub in the Railway Village and is a Grade II Listed Building. The existing use is as a public house with living accommodation on the upper floors, although we are open to ideas for alternative uses which will need to take into consideration the Listed Building and Conservation Area status.

The property is being offered to rent and the terms of any lease will acknowledge that the tenant will have to undertake renovation works. Those interested will be invited to submit their ideas and proposals for the property by end of November and it will be great to see this historical building back in use”.

A Tough Half Year in Swindon Office Market05 July

Jeremy Sutton in our Swindon office reports that it has been a tough half year in the Swindon office market with economic and political uncertainty being the principle cause for low levels of activity and take up. On a more positive note, following the General Election there has been a noticeable increase in the level of enquiries and the number of viewings which are being undertaken.

Download a copy of the full report Overview of Swindon Office Market - Quarter 2 - 2017

Building Surveying

Building Pathology - Grade II listed building27 June

Our Building Surveying department were commissioned to survey, inspect and produce a full Building Pathology Report to a grade II listed building in Chelsea.

The stucco fronted villa comprised of a 58ft drawing room, 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

Our commission also included a Building Pathlogy Report to a 5 bedroom mews house, located to the rear of the listed building.

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