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Sale Put to Bed in Bedminster.05 July

Acting on behalf of the vendors, the Swindon office are pleased to announce the sale of 217 St Johns Lane, Bedminster, Bristol to Brighter Places. The property which was sold with vacant possession was a former William Hill betting office with 2 floors of offices above. The sale completed once Brighter Places received planning permission for a comprehensive social housing development which incorporates the adjoining former Health Centre site which they had previously purchased. Jeremy Sutton, who handled the sale comments, “When the property became available, Brighter Places were already in contract for the Health Centre, so they were the obvious purchaser, and a sale was quickly agreed. It was only the Pandemic and the need for a completely new planning application for the combined sites which delayed an earlier completion. It will be good to see a rather tired and obsolete building demolished and much needed Affordable Housing being developed in this location”

Sale at Shrivenham Hundred Business Park23 June

Acting on behalf of a private pension scheme, Keningtons are pleased to have sold Unit 8 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park. The property which is a two storey business unit comprising of 2,177 sq ft has been purchased on a long leasehold bases with the purchaser expanding from smaller premises also at Shrivenham.

Jeremy Sutton of the Swindon office comments “ The property was first offered to the market when we were in lockdown in April 2020 so initial marketing was a little slow although this picked up and after one abortive sale, the purchaser was identified early in 2021. A minor legal issue prevented an earlier completion, but all parties were patient and are now pleased with the final outcome”

Prominent Listed Building in Chippenham Sold.21 June

Acting on behalf of a private property company, Keningtons are pleased to announce that they have completed the sale of 23/24 Market Place, Chippenham .

The Grade 2 Listed property consist of a former Pizza Express, ground floor restaurant of 1,709 sq ft and two upper floors of office accommodation each of approx. 1,665 sq ft. The guide price was £450,000 and it has been sold with vacant possession. The purchaser was a client of London & Wiltshire Ltd and it is understood that the Restaurant has been relet.

Jeremy Sutton of the Swindon office comments that we received good levels of interest in the building and the sale was finally agreed after inviting best bids.

Agency Instruction in Swindon from Clipstone10 February

Acting on behalf of Cliptone, the Swindon agency team are marketing a modern detached industrial/ warehouse unit at Callenders on Paddington Drive in Swindon. Jeremy Sutton comments "The unit provides 4,738 sq ft and would be suitable for Trade Counter it has frontage to Paddington Drive which is the principle route to the western car car park of the Swindon Designer Outlet Village "   

Expert Witness Appointment16 November

Our head of building surveying has been appointed to provide CPR Part 35 expert witness duties prior to legal proceedings in relation to façade defects to a newly built student accommodation block. At Keningtons we have experts in a variety of sectors and disciplines. For more information please contact Tony Rellis on 020 7224 2222.

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