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Swindon, East Wichel Village Centre Fully Let21 September

Acting on behalf of LCP Properties, the Swindon office have now concluded the letting of unit B East Wichel, resulting in the local Village Centre in Wichelstowe being fully let. The final arrival is  La Beaute Ltd, who are opening their second hair and beauty salon in Swindon. La Beaute join a Co-op convenience store, a dental practice, fish and chip shop and a Brazilian restaurant/coffee shop. 

UCU Acquisition in Southampton23 July

Acting for University and College Union, the Swindon office have advised on the acquisition of new office premises in Enterprise House , Ocean Village , Southampton. The 4th floor suite provides 2,325 sq ft

Jeremy Sutton comments that the search for new office commenced earlier in the year and solicitors were instructed prior to the lockdown. Both parties took a sensible approach during lockdown with an agreement for lease being put in place so that the lease would complete as soon as UCU were able get contractors on site to start their fit out, which has now commenced.

Former Veterinary Practice Sold22 July

Acting on behalf of Drove Veterinary Hospital, Keningtons have completed the sale of 10 Moredon Road, Swindon. The sale followed the amalgamation of the Moredon Road and Taw Hill surgeries into a brand new facility at Ridgeway Farm last year. Jeremy Sutton comments that there was a good level of interest in the property and despite a ‘wobble’ when we went into lockdown, which resulted in a short re-marketing and re-bidding process , the property was sold at a figure inexcess of the original guide price of £250,000. Dewhurst and Co were joint agent with Keningtons.

Pre acquisition advice on leasehold acquisition at Magna Park , Lutterworth18 June

The Swindon agency team and London Building Surveying team have worked together to provide Bleckmann Logistics UK Limited with pre acquisition advice on the 186,000 sq ft Distribution facility known as Tornado 186 at Magna Park Lutterworth. The company identified the building themselves and commenced direct negotiations with the developers Gazeley, and then instructed the agency term to review the draft heads of terms and the building surveyors to undertake a building condition survey. The instructions were received early March, with the inspections, which included a drone survey of the roof, being undertaken just prior to the lockdown coming into force.

The agency team continued to liaise with the client and their solicitors having further input on various clauses in the draft lease. Bleckmann have now completed the lease and in the process of undertaking their fit out.

Swindon - Grade II Listed Building and development site sold27 May

The Swindon office are pleased to announce that on acting on behalf of Swindon Borough Council they have completed on the sale of a  0.785 acre development site in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon. The site contains a Grade II Listed Building and benefited from an adopted Development Brief which allowed for the conversion of the Listed Building to a single dwelling and the development of 4 detached dwellings on the remainder of the site. The site was sold on an unconditional basis. 

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