Information correct as of 31st December 2022
Regent’s Wharf, N1 is a welcome oasis amongst the buzz of King’s Cross, a courtyard campus overlooking Regent’s Canal but within 5 minutes’ walk of King’s Cross Station and the amenities of Granary Square.
The buildings were acquired in 2014 with the ambition of completing a refurbishment or redevelopment scheme, with the location set to benefit from local investment and development.
Planning permission has since been achieved for a 111,000 sq ft development to form a creative campus of four buildings set around a landscaped central courtyard. Construction has commenced with delivery of the highly sustainable, gas-free and fully electric buildings set for summer 2023 and will be targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ as well as WELL Platinum enabled.
105 Victoria Street, SW1 is a 300,500 sq ft freehold mixed-use asset on an island site in Victoria comprising a department store, retail unit and nine office floors. The offices are fully-let to seven tenants, all of which comply with a block date for vacant possession in October 2022.
The asset occupies one of the largest core development sites in Central London and is located on Victoria Street, which has benefitted from a number of recent office and mixed-use developments.
Westminster City Council have granted planning permission for a new 463,000 sq ft destination building to include over 400,000 sq ft of world class office accommodation with extensive terracing and supporting ancillary uses, such as an amenity floor with communal restaurant/bar, Village Square and an Activity Zone featuring an indoor sports hall.
The development has been designed with sustainability and wellness at its heart and is planned to deliver a Net Zero operational carbon and embodied carbon building in 2026 which will have significant socio-economic influence in Victoria. The development will be targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and WELL Platinum certification.
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Bury House, EC3 is a 27,700 sq ft freehold office building over basement, ground and six upper floors. The building occupies a core location in the heart of EC3, the City’s traditional insurance district and within the City tower cluster.
The asset is multi-let to six tenants and is being managed to a block date for vacant possession in January 2025.
Planning permission was refused by the planning and transportation committee following a positive recommendation which was delivering over 200,000 sq ft of new accommodation. We are considering our position and await the formal refusal notice.
The scheme looks to provide a new, high-quality office eco-system, with leading sustainability credentials, new active ground floors frontages, extensive community uses and new public realm. The development incorporates a number of carbon reducing initiatives with the ambition to be Net Zero embodied and operational carbon and BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.
98 Theobalds, WC1 is a prominent freehold Midtown office building, less than 5 minutes’ walk from Holborn station, and occupies an island site comprising 135,000 sq ft of accommodation arranged over basement, ground and nine upper floors, with floorplates ranging from 5,000 sq ft to 16,000 sq ft.
The building is single-let to Warner Bros. Entertainment as their London HQ with the lease recently regeared for a further 15 year term from September 2019 following a new bespoke fit-out, which includes a large central atrium with feature staircase, as well as two private screening rooms and event space.
101 New Cavendish Street is an 103,000 sq ft freehold island site in Fitzrovia, with ground floor retail, offices on first to fourth floors and flats above which have been sold off. The building is within a short walk of five London Underground Stations including Tottenham Court Road and will benefit from the opening of the Elizabeth Line.
The asset was acquired in 2014 to take advantage of an improving location and low average office passing rents of £35.00 per sq ft. The third and fourth floors were refurbished in 2016.
More recently a surrender of the 1st and 2nd floors was negotiated in March 2020 to enable their refurbishment and the provision of new Grade A office accommodation with upgraded on-floor servicing over +20,000 sq ft floorplates, a rarity in the West End.
As part of these works, the reception was refurbished, a feature stair was installed (from basement to 2nd floors), the façade was modernised and recoloured and the basement bike parking/shower facilities were upgraded.
Farringdon Road Estate, EC1 is made up four freehold self-contained office buildings comprising an entire island site and providing unique warehouse style accommodation in small suites of 1,500 sq ft to 4,500 sq ft.
The asset was acquired in 2012 off low average passing rents which have grown over 125% through new lettings following a rolling refurbishment programme.
Having established a block date for vacant possession in October 2022, subject to planning, the building offers an opportunity to enhance massing, improve rents and create floor efficiencies alongside the provision of private and communal terracing as well as substantially improving the end of journey facilities.
The Estate is a short walk from Farringdon Station and will benefit from the opening of the Elizabeth Line. Farringdon is expected to become one of the busiest transport hubs in London.
7 Bishopsgate, EC2 is a prime City multi-let office building comprising 56,020 sq ft on lower ground, ground and six upper floors with floorplates ranging from 5,650 sq ft to 7,950 sq ft.
The building is located on Bishopsgate opposite the City tower cluster. The location is undergoing significant transformation due to developments such as 22 Bishopsgate and 8 Bishopsgate, which will improve amenities in the area.
The asset is currently multi-let to four tenants. The 2nd and 3rd floors have recently been refurbished to provide fully-fitted accommodation on large floorplates of 7,950 sq ft. As part of the refurbishment works the reception has also been enhanced and the bike parking/shower facilities upgraded. Significant reversion is expected on re-letting given the increasing demand for fully-fitted suites. Works are now underway to provide the same fully-fitted accommodation to the 5th and 6th floors.
Holland House and Renown House comprise a freehold corner site of two buildings totaling 57,216 sq ft.
The buildings are located in the heart of the City of London’s tower cluster, an area set to benefit from a number of high-profile developments.
The assets were acquired in December 2021 as a strategic investment given its proximity to Bury House, an existing Welput holding.
Portman Square House, W1, is a landmark West End office building set on a prominent garden square and within a 5-minute walk from the Elizabeth Line at Bond Street station.
The asset was acquired in 2022 and currently provides for 116,855 sq ft of office and retail accommodation with office floorplates of 10,000 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft over Ground to 8th floor and formed around a large central atrium. The offices are let to Cushman & Wakefield and Invesco.