LOCATION:

Guildford Business Park, Surrey

VALUE/SIZE:

97,500 sq.ft / £14m

OUR ROLE:

Acquisition Survey, Project Management, Employer's Agent, Principal Designer. Refurbishment of office accommodation including major horizontal and vertical extensions, new car park decks and Cat. A works.

"For a complex scheme such as this, comprising multiple projects and in depth negotiations with local planning authorities, Network Rail, and numerous existing occupiers, we were pleased to appoint Powell Williams." Jonathan Lawes from Cube Real Estate

Guildford Business Park, Surrey
65 Leadenhall Street, London
Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham
55 Princess St, Manchester
126-134 Shaftsbury Avenue, London
Vintners
London EC4
Grovelands Business Park, Hemel Hempstead
Technology House, Bedford
Sovereign House, Leeds
27 West Brentford
27 West, Great West Road, London, W4
BHP Billiton
North Wales
Atrium Court
Glasgow
Carlton House Terrace
London SW1
St Annes House
Manchester
Etoile, 117 jermyn Street, London W1
London W1
1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2
London EC2
Stockley Park, Heathrow
Heathrow
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LOCATION:

Guildford Business Park, Surrey

VALUE/SIZE:

97,500 sq.ft / £14m

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey, Project Management, Employer's Agent, Principal Designer. Refurbishment of office accommodation including major horizontal and vertical extensions, new car park decks and Cat. A works.

"For a complex scheme such as this, comprising multiple projects and in depth negotiations with local planning authorities, Network Rail, and numerous existing occupiers, we were pleased to appoint Powell Williams." Jonathan Lawes from Cube Real Estate

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LOCATION:

65 Leadenhall Street, London

VALUE/SIZE:

32,000 sq.ft / £2.75m

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey, Dilapidations, Lead Consultant. Advised in the acquisition, followed by project management of £2.75m refurbishment. Located in the City's insurance district, seven occupied and three vacant floors of the office building were upgraded with tenants in-situ over 12 months.

Josephine Flattery, Executive Director, AEW Europe LLP, said: "I was impressed with Powell Williams's approach to this project; from their recommendation of contractors, liaison with tenants and their proactive and innovative approach in managing a challenging refurbishment."

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LOCATION:

Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham

VALUE/SIZE:

108,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey, Project Management, Assessment of Tenant's Alterations. Appointed by Cube Real Estate, on behalf of Benson Elliot, we project managed the upgrade of the reception and also sub-division and conversion work in order to create a single retail unit at ground floor level and further office space from under-utilised areas. The upgrade works to the reception created a more modern and welcoming entrance as part of Cube's strategy to attract tenants.

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11 Brindleyplace, Birmingham

LOCATION:

55 Princess Street, Manchester

VALUE/SIZE:

£300,000 / 57,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey. Project Management. Considering the client's business plan to re-position the building within the office market during the TDD process, we advised on strategy and implemented it immediately on acquisition. This focused refurbishment, resulted in new lettings and disposal at increased value.

Jonathan Lawes, director at Cube Real Estate, said: "The building has been transformed and is a job well done by all involved."

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55 Princess St

LOCATION:

126-134 Shaftsbury Avenue, London W1

VALUE/SIZE:

55,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey, Dilapidations. Following pre-acquisition advice of this landmark West End office building, containing an operational fire station, we assisted in procuring and implementing service charge for common parts and external repair, negotiated a considerable terminal dilapidations claim, and supported significant refurbishment. Our client enjoyed a good income stream and, the eventual refurbishment and reconfiguration of the building achieved full letting, within a relatively short void period.

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Shaftsbury Avenue

LOCATION:

Vintners House, Lower Thames Street, London EC4

VALUE/SIZE:

269,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey. Vintners House was redeveloped in the early 1990's creating Grade 'A' office space overlooking the River Thames. Co-ordinating a team of consultants we inspected the building and carried out desk top assessment of construction and legal documentation. Our preliminary findings were issued within a week of inspection.

Our clear, concise advice, delivered within a specific timeframe, ensured that our client's decision to acquire the property was wholly informed.

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Vintners

LOCATION:

Grovelands Business Park, Hemel Hempstead

VALUE/SIZE:

80,000 sq.ft over 3 blocks / £1,185,000 contract sum

ROLE:

Building Insurance Advice, Lead Consultant, Blast Damage Management. Substantial damage followed the Buncefield oil storage explosion. We reduced resulting damage with enabling contacts, led an inspection team establishing impact to visible and concealed elements, agreed a remedial works package minimising "legacy blight" potential and liaised with landlord, tenant and loss adjuster. The tenant reinstated trading within nine months. Our audit trail enabled the settling of the insured's claim and pursuance of Buncefield's insurers.

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Grovelands

LOCATION:

ITV Plc, Technology House, Ampthill Road, Bedford

VALUE/SIZE:

£1.5m / 80,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Contract Administration. As lead consultant in the refurbishment of this 1970's office development, we co-ordinated the design team during production of the landlord's scheme. The proposals were formally agreed with the incoming tenant prior to implementation, enabling previously significantly underutilised office accommodation to be fully let to one tenant. We also project managed the demolition of a 50,000 sq.ft industrial building on site to create much needed additional car parking for the main building.

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Technology House

LOCATION:

Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds

VALUE/SIZE:

131,000 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Fit Out Approval. The client sought to acquire the freehold of this building which had been occupied by BT under a pre-let agreement since 2003. We co-ordinated a team of consultants during the pre-acquisition process, reviewing legal and development documentation prior to preparing the survey report. We identified base build defects which were incorporated within the agreement to purchase. Following completion we monitored successful rectification of the defects by the development team.

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Sovereign House

LOCATION:

27 West, 27 Great West Road, London, W4

VALUE/SIZE:

103,400 sq.ft

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey. Dilapidations. Project Management. This late 1970s building was refurbished by the owner prior to placing the freehold on the market for sale. We lead a team of consultants during the inspection and preparation of pre-acquisition reports on behalf of the purchaser. As a result of our recommendations the sale and purchase agreement included rectification of base build defects noted during our inspection, and allowed for representation during the end of defects process. Post purchase we advised the Landlord on dilapidations.

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27 West Brentford

LOCATION:

Chester House, Northop Country Park, Northop

VALUE/SIZE:

1,507 sq m (16,200 sq ft)

ROLE:

Corporate Fit Out - BHP Billiton sought to acquire a leasehold office for their operations near the North Wales coast; Chester House was identified as a suitable property to refurbish as it had been vacant for almost 3 years. Within our survey report, we ensured the client understood the potential dilapidations liability in entering into a new 15 year occupational lease. Following exchange of contracts, we acted as employers' agent during the high quality fit out of the office space.

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BHP Billiton

LOCATION:

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow

VALUE/SIZE:

9,684 sq m(104,243 sq ft)

ROLE:

Contract Administration - Atrium Re-glazing - We advised the fund prior to acquisition of this land mark building in Glasgow, redeveloped around 1990 behind the retained stone facade. Our role was to carry out a site inspection and desk top assessment of construction and legal documentation prior to the preparation of a pre-acquisition survey report. Post completion, we acted as lead consultant in the implementation of service charge maintenance repairs to the glazed atrium.

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Atrium Court

LOCATION:

Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

VALUE/SIZE:

£8m Contract value/ 27,881 sq m (300,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey & Fit out Approval - Hermes acquired the freehold investment of this office building which included a subterranean multi-storey car park.  We advised as part of their due diligence process preparing snagging items for original base build defects.  We also recorded and approved extensive tenant alterations assessing all relevant licence documentation.

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Carlton House Terrace

LOCATION:

St Anns House, St Anns Square, Manchester

VALUE/SIZE:

Contract Value £1.3m / 3,439 sq m (37,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Dilapidations & Office Refurbishment - We first became involved with this building more than 10 years ago implementing repairs to the fabric and structure under the service charge provisions.   We also went on to monitor a substantial fit out by the in-going tenants.  Most recently we have advised on dilapidations and the subsequent refurbishment of the high quality office accommodation across 4 floors, and remodelling of the buildings' reception. (Image courtesy of APM Design Ltd)

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St Annes House, Manchester

LOCATION:

Etoile, 117 Jermyn Street, London W1

VALUE/SIZE:

3721 sq m (40,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey - Originally built in 1923 this grade II listed building has been extensively refurbishment and now houses retail units, currently occupied by Tesco, air-conditioned offices and a cinema in the basement. We surveyed the building on behalf of the purchaser identifying significant problems with the newly installed air conditioning, which would cost £750K to repair.  We monitored the repairs and remedial works required to correct the faults liaising with the M&E contractors.

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Etoile, Jermyn Street, London W1

LOCATION:

1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2

VALUE/SIZE:

26,047 sq m (280,000 sq ft)

ROLE:

Acquisition Survey - Contemporary office accommodation, juxtaposed with classic architectural features in the heart of the City of London and facing London's longest established public park.

We were Lead consultants in the pre-acquisition inspection process coordinating a team of M&E, environmental and structural engineers.  Our report was prepared together with fire reinstatement cost assessment.

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1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2

LOCATION:

The Arena, Stockley Park, Heathrow, Middlesex

VALUE/SIZE:

7,524 sq m (81,000 sq ft) with underground car parking

ROLE:

Due Diligence & FRCA - Stockley Park consists of mixed use office, retail and leisure park - including a Virgin health club and feature restaurant.   We provided an acquisition survey for Cube leading to the rebranding of the retail units and refurbishment of the business centre.  Cube were also able to  re-let of The Orangery restaurant where we provided a Reinstatement Cost Assessment on this unconventional building being partly built over a lake.

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Stockley Park, Heathrow