Case Studies — Property Consultancy

Phoenix Trade Park, Brentwood Image

Phoenix Trade Park, Brentwood

Agreeing a partial surrender of one of the two units occupied by SIG. Agreeing surrender premium of part and re-gearing the new lease on the retained portion. Establishing rent free and reduced rental on remaining part.

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Evelyn Gardens, London, SW7

Providing development advice to Imperial College regarding the potential change of use for the their hall space at Evelyn gardens. Issuing advice on value, advice on Enfranchisement and disposal strategies. Agreeing short, medium and long term options for the College.

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The London Tunnels Project

Acting for National Grid on their £4Bn London Tunnels Program, Dixon Wright has acquired more than £35m of freehold, long leasehold and leasehold  property to facilitate tunnel construction. These properties were all acquired through private treaty without any compulsory purchase powers having to be used.

Unit D Rugby Trading Estate, Twickenham Image

Unit D Rugby Trading Estate, Twickenham

Undertaking a March 2011 lease renewal for major Plc client. Agreeing a reduction in rental of some 25% along with a flexible leasing structure and additional rent free period.  A total saving in outgoings of some £500,000.

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Seetec Occupational Portfolio

Acting on behalf of national occupier on operational portfolio.  Undertaking quinquennial appeals on 2005 and 2010 Rating Lists as well agreeing temporary reductions in liability resulting from material changes in circumstance, partial vacation and temporary alterations to the rating list.  Agreeing reductions amounting to more than £500,000 over the portfolio.

Unit OOA and OOB, Prescott Road Industrial Estate, Poyle Image

Unit OOA and OOB, Prescott Road Industrial Estate, Poyle

Agreeing a lease renewal of Unit OOA  Prescott Road Industrial Estate negotiating a reduction in passing rent and rent free period.  Agreeing a  new lease on the adjacent property with landlord with co-terminus tenant’s options and lease expiry. Saving the client in excess of £1m on total outgoings.

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55 Grosvenor Street, London

Dixon Wright negotiated the March 2009 rent review on 5,500 sqft Grade A Mayfair office at "nil Increase" whilst simultaneously agreeing an assignment of the remaining lease. Mitigating venture capitalist client’s overall four year liability of some £2.5m.

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25 Blackstock Road, Huntingdon

Undertaking a targeted marketing campaign for the disposal of private client’s freehold interest in the above property. Agreeing a sale to incumbent subtenant whilst agreeing  surrender of the intermediate headlease. Exceeding independently assessed market value by 60%.

Units 6 – 8, Gatwick Distribution Centre, Crawley Image

Units 6 – 8, Gatwick Distribution Centre, Crawley

Agreeing June 2010 rent review on 36,500 sqft industrial building at "Nil Increase" and agreeing an assignment of the client’s interest. Mitigating Plc client’s  total 6 year liability of some £1.75 million overall.

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Upton House, Perrymount Road, Heywards Heath, West Sussex

Agreeing March 2010 rent review on 16,500 sqft of office accommodation in Heywards Heath at "nil Increase" having prosecuted a complex Arbitration.  Marketing the property and agreeing an assignment of client’s interest mitigating £1.2m of total outgoings.

Unit 2 Aylesford Industrial Estate, Aylesford, Kent Image

Unit 2 Aylesford Industrial Estate, Aylesford, Kent

Undertaking a rent review on 35,000 sqft of industrial accommodation on behalf of Plc client. Negotiating rent review and then prosecuting full Arbitration to conclusion. Being awarded "Nil Increase" and full costs against the landlord.

Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road, London SE6 Image

Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road, London SE6

Undertaking a search for a new distribution facility on behalf of Plc client. Identifying and securing a unit of 25,000 sqft on a 3 acre site on the Blackwall Tunnel approach road.  Agreeing terms with the landlord ensuring client’s occupation within agreed timetable.