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Kemsley LLP Agency Team Deals Done 2013

During 2013 Kemsley LLP’s Agency Team have transacted over 1 million sq. ft of commercial property throughout Essex and East London. Our Kemsley LLP 2013 Deals Done Flyer highlights a number of these transactions that I trust you find to be interesting.

The Directors and staff wish you a Happy Christmas and Prosperous 2014 and look forward to assisting with your property matters in the New Year.

Colin Herman, Director & Head of Agency

Kemsley LLP Secure Chelmsford Warehouse Letting

Acting on behalf of institutional clients Kemsley LLP have recently completed the letting of a refurbished warehouse with secure yard at Boreham Interchange, Chelmsford, Essex.

Unit 3 Boreham Interchange comprises a self-contained industrial/warehouse totaling approximately 14,786 sq. ft and was let upon new lease terms to a multi-national company.

For further information on this letting or the Chelmsford commercial market in general please contact Tim Collins, 01245 358988.

Kemsley LLP Professional Team Secure Two Large Portfolio Valuation Instructions

Kemsley LLP’s professional team has recently been instructed on two large portfolio valuations.

The properties comprises a mixture of residential (flats and houses) and commercial (offices, industrial and retail).

One of the portfolio valuations was for Bank lending; the other was for accounting purposes.

For further information on Kemsley LLP’s Professional Team please contact Chris Tidder, 01708 766733 or Steve Metcalfe, 01268 532425.



Kemsley LLP Secure Trade Counter Letting at Hainault Works

Acting on behalf of a private investor client, Kemsley LLP have let a new development of 3 trade counter units to BEW Electrical Distributors Ltd on a new lease for a term of 15 years.

Units 8,9 and 10 form part of Hainault Works, a modern development of 17 industrial units fronting Hainault Road, a short distance from Eastern Avenue (A12). Kemsley LLP are both managing and letting agents on the estate.

BEW are a rapidly expanding award winning distributor of wholesale electrical products to the building trade with 14 branches in the south east and online stores.

For further information regarding trade counter units across East London and Essex, please contact Colin Herman.

Kemsley LLP Secure New Letting at Baker’s Court, Basildon, Essex

A comprehensive face lift and refurbishment programme at Bakers Court, East Mayne, Basildon, has secured a hat-trick of new occupiers for this prominent and highly visible warehouse and trade counter scheme located on the corner of Paycocke Road and East Mayne.

The landlord has invested in recladding the units and this, combined with signage and environmental improvements, plus some reorganisation of the scheme to improve loading and traffic circulation has made a huge difference for both potential tenants and current occupiers. The units now have greater appeal and, as because Bakers Court location is very visible and on a major route, we have several new companies now in occupation, or about to occupy. Bakers Court is the a leading trade counter location in Basildon.

Rexel UK Ltd, trading as electrical wholesalers WF Electrical, has just opened in Units 20 and 21, space totalling 4,600 sq ft (427 sq m) let on a 10 year lease. Sandwich store franchise Subway has also agreed to take a 15 year lease on Unit 2. This 1,447 sq ft (134 sq m) unit will be home to their first café on an industrial park in England.

Creative Design (Europe) Ltd, display material specialists, has also taken a two year lease on 1,173 sq ft (109 sq m) of warehouse space at Unit 4.

Three units, ranging in size from 1,128 to 7,000 sq ft (105 to 650 sq m) are still available to let at Bakers Court. For full details contact David Sewell at Kemsley Property Consultants on 01268 532425.


Kemsley LLP Complete Office Letting to NHS Trust at Bernard House, Hainault

On behalf of our client SDV Limited, Kemsley LLP have completed the letting of the first floor of Bernard House in Hainault which overlooks Hainault Forest Country Park.

The first floor accommodation has been substantially refurbished including new air-conditioning.

The office has been let to North East London NHS Foundation Trust on a new 10-year lease.

For more information in respect of offices for sale or to let across East London and Essex please contact Colin Herman or Ben Collins on 01708 766733.

Kemsley LLP Autumn 2013 Commercial Property Update

We are pleased to publish our Autumn 2013 Commercial Property Update highlighting a number of our current instructions and recent disposals across Essex and London.

To download a copy of the  Update please click here.

For further information on any of the properties contained within the Update please contact the relevant agent.

To see how we can assist with your property matters across the Region your Kemsley LLP Agency Department contacts are as follows:

Romford office (01708 766733): Colin Herman & Ben Collins;

Basildon office (01268 532425): Paul Cooper & David Sewell;

Chelmsford office (01245 358988): Tim Collins & Stephen Hiner;

London office (020 7422 6350): Mike Lawrence.

56,000 sq ft Warehouse Letting, Queen Elizabeth Distribution Park, West Thurrock, Essex

On behalf of private clients Kemsley LLP have let Unit E1 Queen Elizabeth Distribution Park (QED) to a designated distributor for IKEA. The company took a new 5 year lease at a headline rental of £7 per sq ft.

QED is a modern development of three high bay warehouse units. Unit E2 remains available to let and is being marketed by the Romford and Basildon offices of Kemsley LLP.

For further information relating to distribution warehouses across East London and Essex and or to see how we could assist with your commercial property matters, please contact Colin Herman on 01708 766733.

Kemsley LLP Appointed as Marketing Agents for London Industrial Park, Beckton E14

 Kemsley LLP are pleased to advise that we have been instructed by IPIF (Industrial Property Investment Fund) as joint agents to market seven units on their established London Industrial Park, Roding Road, Beckton E14.

The units have all been fully refurbished to a high standard and provide accommodation from 5,600 – 11,400 sq ft; the estate also offers the potential to combine units to provide up to 35,000 sq ft.

For further information on London Industrial Park or your commercial property matters in East London please contact Mike Lawrence at our London office 020 7422 6350.

The Wheelwrights, Southend on Sea, Essex – Investment Property Sale by Kemsley LLP

Acting for private clients Kemsley LLP are pleased to advise the sale of Units 11A – 11F, The Wheelwrights, Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The property comprised a terrace of six single storey industrial/warehouse units located within the established Temple Farm Industrial Estate in Southend-on-Sea. The property was fully let with a range of tenants including Howden Joinery and Rexel Senate.

Upon the basis of a rent roll of £170,000 exclusive the property was sold reflecting a net initial yield of 9.43% after the usual purchaser’s costs.

For further information or to discuss investment property sales or acquisitions in the Southend-on-Sea area please contact Paul Cooper or David Sewell, at Kemsley LLP’s Basildon office, 01268 532425.

Kemsley LLP is an independent property consultancy with four offices, based in London, the Thames Gateway and Essex.

We have a high profile across this vibrant region, providing first class property advice since 1795.

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New Lettings at The Brewery Shopping Centre, Romford

Acting on behalf of Henderson Global Investors, Kemsley LLP have recently concluded several retail lettings at The Brewery Shopping Centre in Romford town centre. The most recent letting being that of Kiosk 1 which has been taken by The Currency Exchange Corporation Ltd.

We now have just one shop available at The Brewery; for further information or to discuss any property requirements that you may have in the Romford area please contact Colin Herman or Ben Collins, Kemsley LLP Romford on 01708 766733.

22,000 sq ft Basildon Warehouse Letting – Pipps Hill, Basildon

Acting on behalf of private clients Kemsley LLP are pleased to report a letting of Bowden Terminal, Luckyn Lane, Basildon to Balfour Beatty.

Bowden Terminal comprises a warehouse unit with two storey offices totalling in excess of 22,000 and extensive yard area located in the popular and established Pipps Hill industrial area of Basildon.

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions is a specialist business within the global Balfour Beatty Group, creating the vital utility infrastructure essential to modern life. Working with major energy, water and telecommunications providers around the world harnessing innovation to deliver more sustainable infrastructure with innovative approaches to how they create, extend and maintain existing and new utility networks.

For further information or to discuss to industrial and factory lettings or sales in Basildon and the surrounding area please contact David Sewell (01268 454594) or Paul Cooper (01268 290291).

Kemsley LLP Commercial Agency Update – Spring 2013

We are pleased to publish our Spring 2013 Commercial Agency Update, highlighting a number of our current instructions across our four offices, and a selection of completed transactions from Q1, 2013.

To view or download a copy please click here. To request a hard copy please contact us here.

To discuss any of the opportunities contained within please contact the agent as indicated within or:

Basildon office – 01268 53425: Paul Cooper or David Sewell;

Chelmsford office – 01245 358988: Tim Collins or Stephen Hiner;

London office – 020 7422 6350: Mike Lawrence;

Romford office – 01708 766733: Colin Herman or Ben Collins.


New Letting at Ashton Gate, Romford

Acting on behalf of Max Industrial LLP, part of the Prestbury Group, Kemsley LLP are pleased to report a letting of Unit 15 Ashton Gate in Romford to Farsound Ltd on a new FRI Lease for a term of 10 years.

Unit 15 extends to 13,500 sq. ft and is the largest unit on the Ashton Gate development  constructed in 1989. Ashton Gate has always been a popular location on the Harold Hill Industrial Estate, which lies just off the A12 Colchester Road and close to the junction with the A127 Southend Arterial Road at Gallows Corner.

Farsound are a leading supplier of value added services, specialising in the manufacture, distribution and logistics management, of components and assemblies with the aerospace, defence, marine, energy and petrochemical industries.

Colin Herman, Agency Director, commented “Unit 15 Ashton Gate was refurbished to a high standard by our clients. Nevertheless, we negotiated a deal that incorporated a bespoke fit out of high quality office space on both floors, far in excess of the original specification. Our client was happy to undertake these works as part of the transaction, in order to secure another quality tenant to Ashton Gate on a 10 year lease term”.

For further information please contact Colin Herman, Kemsley (Romford office) 01708 766733.


CM2, Chelmsford, Essex – New Headquarters Office Building

On behalf of the Anderson Group, Kemsley LLP and Knight Frank are appointed as joint sole agents to market CM2; a new Headquarters office building for which our clients have recently secured detailed planning permission.

CM2 will comprise a new building totaling approximately 45,000 sq ft (4,180 sq m) to be constructed to Grade A standard with onsite car parking. CM2 is  prominently located on Colchester Road, just two miles from Chelmsford City Centre,  close to the A12 Boreham Interchange junction, and adjacent to the Anderson Group existing headquarters, Springfield Lodge.

The property is offered upon new lease terms or alternatively consideration would be given to a freehold sale our clients anticipate the building being ready for occupation during 2014 (subject to pre-let/sale agreement).

For further information or to arrange to discuss in greater detail please contact Tim Collins 01245 358988.

To download a copy of the new marketing brochure please follow this link CM2, COLCHESTER ROAD, SPRINGFIELD