News

SHW are very proud of the work we undertake for our valued clients. Below is a selection of our success stories and topical news.

10 December 2018

SHW sponsor BAME in Property video

SHW are proud to be the sponsors of a new video showcasing the work of BAME in Property – a forum increasing ethnic diversity and to promote Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in the sector.


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6 December 2018

10,000 sq ft industrial sale - Worthing

SHW Business Space have completed the sale of Unit 9, Thorgate Road, Littlehampton to a specialist carbon fibre manufacturer for the aerospace, automotive and other hi-tech sectors.


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6 December 2018

Manor Royal – Another letting by SHW

SHW Business Space have successfully let Unit 12, Lloyds Court, Manor Royal on behalf of Croudace Properties Ltd to US X-ray generator specialist Aerosino. The 1,114 sq ft premises is not the only recent occupier activity on the estate, with Unit...


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4 December 2018

SHW appoints James Neale to head LPA recovery work

SHW has appointed James Neale as head of the London recoveries team, a new dedicated service that aims to tap into growing opportunities for debt recovery and dispute resolution. James has joined as a director, based at SHW’s London office, and will...


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4 December 2018

White Knight Business Park – fully let

The letting of Unit 10, White Knight Business Park, Eastbourne has been the culmination of activity over the second half of 2018 leading to it now being fully let.


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4 December 2018

Managing maintenance to retain central London splendour

Approximately 18 months ago London RPM were appointed to manage a portfolio of properties for The Portman Estate. SHW Property Management, liaising with our Building Consultancy practice have been commissioned to prepare Planned Maintenance reports across...


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3 December 2018

14,000 Sq Ft Industrial Letting – Swanley, Kent

SHW Business Space have completed the letting of Units 2 & 3 Mark Way, Swanley comprising circa 14,000 sq ft to Kent-based automotive specialist Beadles Group on behalf of CBRE Global Investors. The units were comprehensively refurbished including...


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3 December 2018

SHW Planning Opinions Matter: calling time on record pub closures?

An article in the Guardian this week claims that more than 25% of UK pubs have closed since 2001. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of pubs had fallen from 52,500 in 2001 to 38,815, with landlords on the outskirts of major cities...


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21 November 2018

Healthy demand for retail investments with development prospects

H&M is one of a few large clothes retailers in Worthing town centre, and the freehold of their building has recently been sold on behalf of a Worthing-based family trust by SHW. The four storey property of over 30,000 sq ft is on the corner of Montague...


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21 November 2018

Specialist expertise - schools and nurseries

SHW London Professional was recently instructed by a school trust to value their dual site premises for internal, accounting purposes. The school was located in a suburban part of South London. It occupied a large site with numerous school buildings,...


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21 November 2018

SHW Bromley expansion and recent Kent instructions

SHW would like to welcome George Harber (below) to the Kent team as part of the continuing expansion of our Bromley office. George - who has previous experience at Allsop - comes to us as a graduate from The University of Nottingham. He will be mainly...


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20 November 2018

SHW involvement in inspirational youth workforce initiative

Be the Change is a Sussex-based programme encouraging Year 9 pupils to a path of self-development giving them exposure to positive career role models. SHW are a Supporting Partner for the 2018/19 Be the Change programme, and are providing three Business...


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19 November 2018

Maximum unit sizes – An effective way to increase housing delivery?

Westminster City Council has just published its draft City Plan 2019-2040. In due course they intend it to become their adopted planning policy, but it is early days and so it cannot be known what the final form will look like. However, they are proposing...


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19 November 2018

Eastbourne Business Space round-up

There has been brisk recent activity across various property types in Eastbourne, indicative of persistent healthy demand across multiple sectors. Unit G4, Chaucer Industrial Estate (top left of montage, others shown clockwise) – 3,044 sq ft of...


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14 November 2018

Lewes industrial letting leads to ever-tightening market

Acting on behalf of the landlords SHW have let Unit 20 on the Cliffe Industrial Estate, Lewes to Hanover Displays, who already occupy a number of units on the estate. Following a period of refurbishment the 4,884 sq ft space was let on a new lease,...


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12 November 2018

Could Gatwick become a three runway airport?

It appears there has been a typo regarding the land safeguarded for an additional runway at Gatwick. The land has been safeguarded in planning policy for a second runway, and Gatwick Airport Ltd have campaigned relentlessly for the second runway, only...


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7 November 2018

HMO-to-flats development sale - Croydon

SHW Development Consultancy have completed on the sale of 1 Benson Road, Croydon to a local private residential developer.


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7 November 2018

10,500 sq ft letting to emergency services - Eastbourne

SHW Business Space have completed the letting of Unit 1, White Knight Business Park on behalf of Westcott Leach to the South Central Ambulance Service. The 10,622 sq ft unit required a planning change of use which was obtained by the tenants’ planning...


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6 November 2018

26,000 sq ft Brighton office sale

Acting on behalf of Epsom-based private property company, Cromwell Holdings Ltd, SHW investment have sold Exion 27, a sizeable office and industrial complex for over £5million to a Dorset-based pensions company.


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6 November 2018

Grade II listed office-to-residential sale - Worthing

SHW Business Space have completed the sale of Heslington House, Worthing – a 4,293 sq ft Grade II Listed Victoria Villa (most recently ex-private bank offices) for proposed residential development. The Freehold was sold to Surge Development, and...


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5 November 2018

Transforming Thornton Heath - multiple simultaneous projects in South London hotspot

Property development is a vital part of the revitalisation of any urban area – and Thornton Heath, South London is no exception, with much of the recent change led by SHW Development Consultancy, strategically laying the groundworks for the near-simultaneous...


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5 November 2018

SHW Planning Opinions Matter: Tightening the Green Belt?

SHW’s Senior Planner Chris Heather examines the possible implications of one particular local authority on future Town Planning case law…


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30 October 2018

SHW – market leader in Chinatown

This case study is taken from the new issue of SHOWCASE, a compilation of recent news, trends and instructions demonstrating the varied work we do.


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25 October 2018

SHW Planning Opinions Matter - Office-to-Residential PDR – a declining trend?

It was reported this week that the number of applications for Office to Residential conversions have dropped significantly. Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show a drop of 22% in the second quarter of this...


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22 October 2018

Has Brighton’s development logjam been resolved (for now)?

The perennial problem with property development in Brighton & Hove has always been that we are a compact city tucked between the downs and the sea. Add to that soaring land values, lengthy waits for planning consents and the ongoing speculation over Brexit...


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18 October 2018

Property Partner celebrates 40 years with firm

A party was held at the Brighton offices of property consultants SHW this week to celebrate Paul Spruce’s 40th anniversary with the firm. Paul has been part of SHW’s Professional Division since joining the company at its Brighton office in 1978....


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18 October 2018

Issue #2 of SHW ‘SHOWCASE’ published

The second edition of ‘SHOWCASE’ – a compilation of stories about recent significant work carried out on behalf of clients by our practice area experts has just been released.


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17 October 2018

Lewes Business Space digest

There’s plenty of activity involving SHW in the attractive county town for East Sussex.


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17 October 2018

SHW finalise appointment of three new Partners

Three new Partners have migrated from employed Director to join SHW LLP’s equity partnership. Emma Hards BSc (Hons) MRICS of the firm’s Brighton Business Space team; Head of Property Management Adrian Dack BSc (Hons) MRICS, based in SHW’s London...


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17 October 2018

SHW headline sponsor of Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

SHW are proud to be the sponsor of one of the categories at the 2019 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, now in its 11th year. – This year they are to be hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke on Thursday 21st March. The Awards - at the Millennium Suite...


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17 October 2018

SHW Planning Opinions Matter: Build to rent – still more fine-tuning required?

The recently published guidance on Build to Rent is a welcome addition to the National Planning Policy Guidance (the ‘Guidance’), supporting the National Planning Policy Framework (the ‘Framework’) which now contains a specific definition in the...


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9 October 2018

South London office space - £19.50 psf

The Chartwell Building, Camberwell is a mixed-use development with occupiers including the NHS. The entire second floor is currently available via SHW Business Space at 8,535 sq ft total or could be divided into two wings measuring 4,325 & 3,457 sq...


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8 October 2018

Three new graduates from our extensive continuing development programme

Three of our surveyors have recently passed Undergraduate and Masters degrees with the University College of Estate Management.


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1 October 2018

SHW Planning Opinions Matter - Brighton economically resilient despite physical housing constraints

In the first of a regular series of opinion pieces from our Planning Team, Julia Mitchell examines the paradox of Brighton's employment and housing provision.


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25 September 2018

Croydon office occupier trends

Recent data from both SHW and sector-wide sources show that Croydon is one of the South East’s commercial property hotspots. But what does that actually mean on the ground? SHW’s Croydon office Partner Neil Barker gives us a few insights into what’s...


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18 September 2018

SHW compete in charity Aberdeen Standard Investments Edinburgh run

SHW fielded participants in the fourth annual Aberdeen Standard Investments charity run around Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.


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10 September 2018

Finding common ground to assist tenant, sub-tenant and landlord

SHW acting on behalf of Wates have recently completed a challenging instruction to find a multi-departmental solution for an outstanding rent review at Unit 3, Beddington Cross Industrial Estate, Croydon. Representing the tenant, the unit had been...


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10 September 2018

UK’s fastest‐growing beauty company lets 25,000 sq ft twin Croydon warehouses

SHW Business Space have completed the letting of Units 2a & 2b Beddington Lane Industrial Estate, Croydon to Tropic Skincare, the company co‐owned by Susie Ma and Sir Alan Sugar.


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3 September 2018

Sussex Speculative industrial builds – summer update

In recent years SHW have both drawn attention to the lack of industrial capacity in Sussex, and championed the building of more for the continued economic benefit of the county. Thankfully, things are beginning to change, and a handful of developers...


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28 August 2018

Eastbourne retail deals digest

SHW Business Space have completed a series of retail lets in and around Eastbourne. Firstly, the world’s largest milkshake bar company Shakeaway have opened an outlet in East Sussex’s second largest conurbation at 163 Terminus Road.


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22 August 2018

St James’ office letting – last two floors available

SHW have let the third floor of 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, St James’, to the Foundation for Credit Counselling on behalf of Chatton Holdings Inc.


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20 August 2018

New research into South East property trends

SHW has produced new research into the office, industrial and development sectors across the South East.


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20 August 2018

Bedford Point – multi-divisional versatile service

Bedford Point is a 13,115 sq ft self-contained office building in central Croydon.


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20 August 2018

New Head of SHW Eastbourne office

SHW Partner Adam Jordan BSc (Hons) MRICS has accepted an invitation from the firm to be the new Head of our multi-disciplinary Eastbourne office. Adam (pictured below left) – who has been with the firm for eight years - will be responsible for the...


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15 August 2018

19,900 sq ft industrial sale - Kent

SHW Business Space have completed the 19,990 sq ft sale of Unit M, Fircroft Way, Edenbridge to Croydon-based Global Wholesalers Ltd.


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15 August 2018

Regus agrees prominent Crawley office deal

Regus has signed a new 15-year lease for almost 30,000 sq ft at a prominent location in Crawley. Clearbell Capital, the private equity real estate fund manager, has has let 27,309 sq ft to Regus at CC3, Churchill Court.


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15 August 2018

Five new faces for SHW Crawley

SHW’s Crawley office has seen five new staff starting in July, indicative of a surge in instructions with which the firm are involved in the region and beyond.


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14 August 2018

The value of education

Over recent years there has been a significant growth in Academy schools and colleges. SHW has acted on behalf of several large Academy Trusts and Colleges in providing valuations for accounting purposes. The properties were of a size and nature which...


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14 August 2018

New Cats Protection re-homing centre acquired

Cats Protection will soon have a new re-homing centre in north-west London after SHW Business Space acquired the 5,760 sq ft Unit 10, Whitefriars Trading Estate, Harrow for the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. The new centre follows on from the...


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14 August 2018

SHW new appointments – August 2018

Five new appointments have been recruited to join the SHW team this month.


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14 August 2018

LPA receivership sale – Burton-on-Trent

The SHW Recoveries and Restructuring team have successfully sold Unit 319, Faulds Industrial Estate, in Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent.


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7 August 2018

St John’s House, Crawley – letting following fit-out

Following the landlord’s plans to fit-out the ground floor vacant space at St John’s House, the completed Unit 4 has let to Optime Group. Unit 4 is 678 sq ft and benefits from a lot of natural light, air conditioning and high ceilings. Works...


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7 August 2018

Arresting Developments – former Sussex Police stations for sale

Three former Sussex Police stations are currently being offered to the market by SHW Development Consultancy. The sites at Selsey (0.16 acres), Lancing (0.3 acres) and Petworth (0.14 acres, pictured below) were closed as the force moved to ‘community...


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2 August 2018

Distinctive Hove office unit available – circa 2,000 sq ft

SHW are marketing Unit 6, Hove Business Centre. Hove Business Centre forms part of the former Dubarry Perfumery building and sits within close proximity of Hove Railway station. The available space is situated on the second floor and provides 2,333...


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30 July 2018

Examining the new National Planning Policy Framework

Following calls of on social media of #freetheNPPF last week, the revised NPPF 2018 was published, taking immediate effect and inflicting a flurry of re-writing of Planning Statements. The document has been tailored to boost the supply of housing further...


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30 July 2018

Origin One letting provides more Crawley space for DMH Stallard

SHW Business Space have facilitated the third floor letting of Origin One, Crawley to law firm DMH Stallard on behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments.


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24 July 2018

Purley - land sold for residential development

On behalf of private clients SHW are pleased to report the successful sale of this consented development opportunity located close to Purley town centre.


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23 July 2018

Brighton & Hove Planning team’s no-phone strategy will impede much needed development

The decision to shut down Brighton & Hove Council’s Planning phone lines will lead to a summer of indecision and chaos, according to SHW’s Director of Planning.


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18 July 2018

SHW secure planning for state-of-the-art Scania South East outlet

SHW Planning have been working on behalf of Gallagher Properties Limited in order to achieve consent for a cutting-edge HGV workshop facility for Scania GB on a three acre site in Pease Pottage, West Sussex. The site was successfully marketed by SHW...


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18 July 2018

Building Consultancy case study – York House, Kensington

One of the most sought after residences in Kensington, York House is a mansion block overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.


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16 July 2018

SHW Business Space and CBRE instructed as joint leasing agents on Capella Court, South Croydon

The development comprises of over 70,000 sq ft, a significant vacant office opportunity inside the M25. Featuring a spectacular full-height glass atrium, Capella Court offers five floors of recently refurbished office space with large floor plates ranging...


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16 July 2018

Investment sale – Barclays Bank, High St, Lewes

SHW is offering for sale 190 High Street, Lewes, two Grade II inter-connected buildings situated in a prominent part of East Sussex’s county town.


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26 June 2018

A1 / A5 Crawley letting - Windsor Place

SHW have let 3,384 sq ft of office space at Windsor Place on Faraday Road, Crawley to an occupier new to Manor Royal arranged over two floors with 12 car parking spaces.


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26 June 2018

High demand and supply shortage drive up south London shed rents

A near doubling of rents will hit the viability of some businesses. (As originally published in Property Week 22 June 2018)


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26 June 2018

C1 Fleming Centre, Crawley letting

Unit C1 The Fleming Centre has been let to RCG Group who are an existing occupier on Manor Royal. The unit is on Fleming Way on the North of Manor Royal and has recently been refurbished. There is nothing further available at the centre at this time....


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20 June 2018

Multi-let industrial investment sale

SHW Development/Investment Consultancy have completed the sale of an industrial investment in Thornton Heath. The half acre site comprised eight-unit industrial units producing over £75,000pa. The site has been purchased by a Croydon based investor /...


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20 June 2018

13,115 sq ft Croydon office letting – and it’s for sale too

Bedford Point– a 13,115 sq ft self-contained office building on Dingwall Road, Croydon - has been let to Sopra Steria Ltd by SHW at a rental equivalent to £27.50 per sq ft. The lease expires in November 2023 with tenant breaks in 2021 and 2022. The...


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18 June 2018

Surrey towns wrestle with low levels of available office space

(Originally appeared in Property Week 15 June 2018) Office demand in the Surrey quartet of Redhill, Reigate, Epsom and Leatherhead is characterised by occupiers seeking smaller, smarter space (both in terms of quality and smart working). But overall...


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12 June 2018

£158,000 Business Rates savings

SHW Professional have achieved significant savings for a Hampshire office building owner through appeals made against the 2010 and 2017 Rating List assessments. Paul Wade – Head of the Crawley Professional team – successfully argued to the Valuation...


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11 June 2018

SHW increases rent on large industrial unit enhancing client’s freehold value

SHW Lease Advisory in Brighton recently advised the landlord, Palace Street Developments Limited on a rent review against Howdens. The unit comprised just over 15,300 sq ft and slightly under a 16.5% increase was achieved on the passing rent on the Davigdor...


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5 June 2018

Long service anniversaries for SHW Partners

Recently Duncan Marsh - Business Space Partner for SHW’s Worthing office – celebrated 20 years with the firm. Duncan (pictured above with Head of South Coast Region David Martin) – is just one of several people in the firm to have recently celebrated...


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31 May 2018

Day Lewis Pharmacy & SHW – a cross-firm case study

Croydon-based Day Lewis Plc have grown from one pharmacy in Southborough, Kent to more than 300 outlets, predominately in the South East and South West to become one of the largest independent pharmacy chains in Europe. SHW began the relationship with...


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31 May 2018

Chair of Develop Croydon heralds John Lewis / Waitrose move to borough

Develop Croydon’s Chair has described the announcement of a new four-storey John Lewis / Waitrose centrepiece of the new £1.4bn Westfield / Hammerson retail development as ‘a major step forward’ for the borough. Richard Plant, who is also Partner...


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31 May 2018

Crawley Investor Tour shows all the opportunities on Gatwick’s doorstep

A delegation of around 50 developers and investors were given an in-depth look at the wealth of opportunities available in Crawley during the second highly-successful Investor Tour. Working on behalf of Crawley Borough Council, and Partners London...


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31 May 2018

Intrepid Antarctic Gurkha addresses SHW seminar

Lieutenant Scott Sears of the First Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles was the keynote speaker at the recent SHW Fee Earner’s Seminar held at the Reigate Manor Hotel. Scott – the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole unassisted at 27 years old...


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22 May 2018

Looking for office space in Brighton?

Redevco has appointed SHW to market five premium office suites within the Hanningtons Estate. The offices, which vary in size and flexibility, total 7,760 sq ft and will be available from January 2019. They are located on the first and second floors...


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21 May 2018

Eastside Business Park – another 38,000 sq ft in development

Piling on Phase Two of the Eastside Business Park, Newhaven is underway – with 38,000 sq ft in Units D & E due for occupation in Q1 2019.


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21 May 2018

SHW Building Consultancy provide long-term solution to rectify dangerous structure

With crumbling masonry and four large gables in danger of collapse the residents of Burnham Court, Bayswater were facing a serious health & safety situation with regard to their building. Westminster City Council had been notified and were also concerned....


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16 May 2018

The sun shines on another hugely successful Develop Croydon Investor Tour

The spring Croydon Investor Tour was hailed a huge success as around 50 business leaders were given an in-depth look at the town’s dramatic transformation. The 12th installment of this bi-annual event, organised and led by social enterprise Develop...


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15 May 2018

Rent review – keeping costs down for Fujikura

The Croydon Professional team recently acted for the tenant Fujikura Europe Ltd - one of the world's leading manufacturers of fibre optic cables - in respect of a May 2016 outstanding rent review and stepped in when the dispute was referred to an arbitrator. Through...


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15 May 2018

Brandon House–one of Croydon’s biggest Industrial lettings this year

SHW Business Space have successfully completed the letting of Brandon House, Croydon – 45,770 sq ft of industrial and warehousing space. Fruitful Office have taken occupation on a 10 year lease on the sizeable Marlowe Way complex, strategically located...


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3 May 2018

SHW Epsom office relaunch after refurbishment

Professionals from across Surrey gathered to celebrate the reopening of the SHW Epsom office after extensive refurbishment. The drinks reception at tapas restaurant El Patio was very well attended by local business, property, legal and banking fig


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1 May 2018

Vale Industrial Park – fully let

SHW Business Space have secured lettings for the final two units in Vale Industrial Park, Streatham, on behalf of Chancerygate, prior to the estates sale to Petchey Holdings.


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26 April 2018

Rent review arbitration – acting as Expert Witness

SHW were recently instructed to advise the landlord on a rent review of a 10,000 sq ft industrial unit in Littlehampton where rental growth has been strong over the past five years. Despite extensive negotiations no agreement was reached and an application...


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24 April 2018

Worthing industrial market – sites lying dormant as companies find lettings further afield

The Worthing area continues to struggle with industrial space at record scarcity levels as key potential sites continue to lie dormant. A handful of local companies have been able to let the logistic units they desperately need, for example the 11,650...


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18 April 2018

East Sussex Development site update – fervent activity, broad client base

Development activity across East Sussex continues apace, with SHW involved in several deals across the county.


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17 April 2018

SHW’s latest apprentice celebrates 18th birthday

Calling property apprentices! Do you have what it takes for an exciting career with one of the South East’s biggest independent companies? Andrew Huet has recently joined SHW in the Brighton office on the Surveyor’s Technician Apprentice Scheme...


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16 April 2018

Spectacular Grade II Listed building in 4.5 acres to let for office / alternative uses

Ever fancied moving your business to somewhere that’s really got it all – now’s your chance. Built in 1906, Courtlands in Goring-by-Sea near Worthing is an impressive three storey Grade II Listed office building, situated in approximately 4.5...


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11 April 2018

Bizspace acquires 30,000 sq ft ex-Body Shop HQ

Flexible workspace provider Bizspace have acquired Enterprise Hub, Littlehampton - 30,000 sq ft of offices which used to be the UK HQ of Body Shop.


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9 April 2018

New Crawley Investor Tour announced–sign up now!

SHW, Gatwick Airport, Crawley Borough Council, Kier and Wilmot Dixon are among the supporters of the 2nd Crawley Investor Tour to be held in May.


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4 April 2018

26,000 sq ft industrial warehouse and yard let - Bexhill – highlighting demand for large industrial buildings

Acting on behalf of St Gobain, SHW have let the former Graham building in Beeching Road, Bexhill to Skinners Sheds. Totalling approximately 26,000 sq ft on a site of approximately two acres, the building was formerly occupied by Graham who have relocated...


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4 April 2018

SHW 2018 promotions - eleven gain advancement

SHW LLP would like to announce the following promotions – creating three equity Partners and awarding eight more with new career-enhancing roles. They are, pictured from top left:


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27 March 2018

Clear, focused valuation advice

SHW value property for a wide range of client types requiring accurate assessment of their property assets.


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26 March 2018

Impressive HQ building to let – Galleria, Crawley

SHW have been instructed to let Galleria – a striking newly refurbished 42,725 sq ft four-storey building adjacent to Crawley Railway Station.

Floors are available separately or to a single occupier as follows:

• Third - 8,065 sq ft...


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26 March 2018

The highs and lows of building upwards (originally published in CoStar News, 22 March)

The push for more housing and competition for dwindling sites is forcing developers to be more creative and look upwards for potential opportunities. Building on city rooftops could grow in popularity, especially if the government holds good on its...


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14 March 2018

New Croydon Local Plan – 15% minimum affordable housing requirement

The new Croydon Local Plan recently adopted - the culmination of several years’ work in order to adopt this policy. Whilst in its entirety it does not represent a game changer or a shift change in development, it does include a significant shift...


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14 March 2018

Pre-lets for Newhaven industrial new-builds

The first phase of Eastside Business park in Newhaven has been just been completed with both buildings in the first phase, totalling approximately 12,500 sq ft each, being pre-let. The two buildings have been let on new FRI leases for varying terms to...


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12 March 2018

Double warehouse sale – Burgess Hill

SHW Business Space have completed the sale of two units comprising 17,000+ sq ft at the Sheddingdean Industrial Estate, Burgess Hill. Unit D2 (10,700 sq ft, above) and Unit G (6,500 sq ft) were both sold to owner occupiers.


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12 March 2018

Our entry in 'Buildings of Croydon' magazine for MIPIM

SHW have always been at the forefront of Croydon’s development - and 2017 was no exception.


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8 March 2018

NPPF: Land bank argument is overplayed, says SHW’s Alex Bateman

SHW Director of Planning Alex Bateman believes the focus on land banking in the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, published today, ignores some basic truths about how developers work. Alex highlights paragraph 78 of the NPPF which...


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8 March 2018

SHW helps local cancer charity towards minibus

Angmering-based charity Cancer United have been helped towards the goal of purchasing a new minibus courtesy of SHW. The Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer United were the firm’s nominated charities for 2017, and the recipients for the forthcoming...


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26 February 2018

7.5 acre site acquisition to create much needed new industrial park for Gatwick

SHW Business Space have advised in the purchase of a 7.5 acre site in Salfords / North Gatwick for a new 170,000 sq ft speculative build.


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23 February 2018

Pupils from Brighton Primary Schools explore citizenship in new arts engagement programme

McAleer & Rushe, the contractor building a new office development on Station Street in Brighton, has partnered with Art4Space, a leading community arts organisation to explore ‘What makes young people proud to live in Brighton?’. As part of the...


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19 February 2018

SHW’s work with 21 local authorities, charities and not-for-profit sector

Although much of our client base is in the private sector, SHW also work with many county and local councils in the South East as well as a broad range of third sector organisations. A recent audit of services carried out for local government, the...


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19 February 2018

SHW advise on Crawley site acquisition for 32,000 sq ft Warehouse / Industrial new build

Barwood Capital in conjunction with Goya have acquired a site formerly known as ‘The Nuts’, London Road, Crawley to spec a 32,000 sq ft, £10m gross development value warehouse. This prominent development will be ready for occupation Q1 2019.


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14 February 2018

Double celebration – two SHW Partners each commemorate 30 years with firm

In February 1988 two fresh-faced surveyors started their first week with what had just become Stiles Harold Williams (formerly Harold Williams, Bennett & Partners + Stiles Horton Ledger). Little did they know that thirty years later Adam Godfrey (pictured...


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12 February 2018

Industrial unit let to Eastbourne Food Bank

SHW Business Space have completed the letting of Unit 3 Brampton Business Park to Eastbourne Food Bank on a long-term lease. The 4,571 sq ft warehouse-on the modern 130,000 sq ft Hampden Park-based development will make a welcome new out-of-town home...


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12 February 2018

Court of Appeal prefers market-based answer to hypothetical lease extension question

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the case of Mundy v the Sloane Stanley Estate has dismissed the use of a mathematical model to calculate the value of flats with short leases in favour of using market transactions and adjusting accordingly.


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12 February 2018

New research across South East markets: Strong demand and strengthening confidence / record investment yields and speculative builds on way to ease shortages

In-depth research by SHW across key South East business space markets demonstrates underlying market sentiment is positive and the following findings:


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7 February 2018

Worthing industrial shortage ‘grows more acute’

The undersupply of industrial capacity in the Worthing area continues to worsen–a situation which inhibits current and future economic development in the town. A recent letting of 5,700 sq ft at Hazelwood Trading Estate (pictured above) and a couple...


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31 January 2018

Strong demand and pre-lets for Sussex new-build industrial units

Acting on behalf of Westcott Leach LTD, the owners and developers of Swallow Business Park near Hailsham, SHW have agreed terms with a potential tenant on units 5,6,7,8 and 9 in Block E totalling 12,712 sq ft. Blocks E and G totalling 54,067 sq ft...


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29 January 2018

Planning fee hike could further boost PDR’s appeal

The recent 20% increase in planning application fees–the first for five years–highlights the gap between the cost of regular planning applications and those under permitted development rights (PDR). Alongside government plans to extend PDR to include...


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29 January 2018

Six-strong SHW delegation to MIPIM ‘18

SHW are sending a record six-strong team to MIPIM 2018, with representation covering many disciplines within the firm. MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier) is the world’s largest property expo held every year in Cannes (March...


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22 January 2018

Replacing old industrial site with much-needed new housing

SHW employed a multi-disciplinary approach in order to transform a dilapidated industrial site in Thornton Heath with new flats and more besides.


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17 January 2018

SHW let 3 City Place - now fully let

SHW have let 7,273 sq ft at Ground Floor 3 City Place, Gatwick at £27.00psf to an occupier relocating from Horsham. City Place is Grade A accommodation arranged over ground and three upper floors located less than a mile from the South Terminal of Gatwick...


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17 January 2018

Our view of Croydon has changed in a decade – but new developments will transform the skyline in 2018

What a difference ten years makes. These photos taken a decade apart demonstrate the breath-taking pace of change across Croydon. The first was taken in 2007, when Stiles Harold Williams (SHW) moved to its new South London HQ on the 7th floor of 69 Park...


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16 January 2018

25 new-build and converted units for Sussex ex-police training centre

Acting on behalf of Martin Investment Management, SHW have acquired Slaugham Manor, a former Police Training Centre with planning consent for 16 houses and nine apartments. The purchase price was in excess of £5 million for the 22,000 sq ft property...


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9 January 2018

Launch of new SHW publication ‘SHOWCASE’

SHOWCASE – a new periodic magazine about new instructions, deals and wider commercial property trends in the South East - has been launched by SHW.


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14 December 2017

SHW project managing £5m Chiswick Village rooftop apartment scheme

SHW’s London Building Consultancy team have been instructed to project manage the construction of 15 rooftop apartments in Chiswick Village on behalf of a private property company.


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7 December 2017

New warehouse / light industrial units for sale / to let

Tungsten Park is a speculative industrial new build in Handcross, West Sussex which will provide in excess of 80,000 sq ft of much-needed warehousing / light industrial space.


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5 December 2017

Fully fitted flexible office space available – Manor Royal, Crawley

SHW have been jointly appointed with JLL to market Sackville House – up to 19,435 sq ft of flexible low rent office space in Crawley.


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5 December 2017

Gemma Quinn joins SHW London Professional as Associate

SHW are delighted to welcome Gemma Quinn to the firm as part of the London Professional Team.


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4 December 2017

SHW seeks new sites for Subway®

With their new sophisticated image and a fantastic new shop fit about to be rolled out Subway© are looking for suitable new stores as well as entrepreneurs willing to explore franchise opportunities with the brand.


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22 November 2017

Inaugural Crawley Investor Tour a success

Crawley was showcased in front of investors, fund managers and business leaders by way of an investor tour through the town.


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20 November 2017

SHW Planning wins consent for 44 dwellings – East Grinstead / Burgess Hill

Planning consent has been granted to replace 66 redundant bedsits and flats in three streets in East Grinstead and Burgess Hill with 44 new dwellings on behalf of housing association Affinity Sutton.


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16 November 2017

High quality mixed office / industrial space to let - Eastbourne

SHW Agency currently have 21,500 sq ft of flexible industrial space available to let at Hargreaves Business Park, Eastbourne. This A Grade stock was built in 2006/7, fitted to a very high standard and is arguably the finest offering of its kind in...


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16 November 2017

Has Industrial Demand in Surrey & South London Peaked?

New research from independent property advisers SHW highlights a faltering level of enquiries from industrial occupiers across Surrey and south London in the fourth quarter of this year. Is this symptomatic of a greater malaise entering the industrial...


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13 November 2017

SHW introduce purchaser for £17.7m for Horsham business campus investment sale

The Broadlands Business Campus in Horsham has been sold by Praxis to Benchmark / Schroders in an off-market deal.


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9 November 2017

Crawley / Gatwick industrial space at a premium as demand soars

Exclusive research by SHW indicates the Crawley/Gatwick logistics and industrial market is experiencing a severe disconnect between supply and demand, which restricted take-up in the first half of 2017. This is driving up rents and triggering a new wave...


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9 November 2017

New mural unveiled on Brighton office block

SHW have commissioned a large mural for the side of Hanover House, Brighton to enhance the look and feel of the adjoining Brighthelm Gardens as well as replace unsightly tagging and unauthorised graffiti.


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7 November 2017

Multi-departmental children's nursery letting – South Norwood

The versatility and multi-disciplinary services provided by SHW was showcased by the recent letting of 93 Whitehorse Road, South Northwood.


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1 November 2017

Aviva Investors achieve top industrial freehold price in Epsom

SHW and Altus Group have acted jointly on behalf of Aviva Investors to agree a sale of Unit C, Surrey Business Park, a 7,819 sq ft HQ-style unit off Kiln Lane, Epsom.


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31 October 2017

High quality mixed office / industrial space to let - Eastbourne

SHW Agency currently have 21,500 sq ft of flexible industrial space available to let at Hargreaves Business Park, Eastbourne.


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31 October 2017

Clark’s Trading Estate: now 75% let – one remaining unit

SHW acting jointly with JLL on behalf of Coal Pension Properties Ltd have let two units at Clarks Trading Estate in Newtown Road, Hove to TLC (Southern) Ltd.


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30 October 2017

Industrial sale in New Addington, Croydon

Acting on behalf of a private landlord, SHW have sold the HTZ Building on Vulcan Way, New Addington to South East Bakery – a leading supplier of bakery products in South East London.


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24 October 2017

New-build Industrial letting - Sutton

Acting on behalf of Sutton Council, SHW have let 38 Kimpton Road to H Mart Europe Ltd – a leading originally US-based distributor of Korean Foods in the UK. The brand new unit was constructed by Salmon Property on behalf of Sutton Council and provides...


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11 October 2017

Awesome sites required for Awesome Chips

Awesome Chips currently have outlets in Wood Green, London and Leicester, and are now seeking numerous locations in major cities across Southern England.


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9 October 2017

SHW launches Kent office

Property consultants SHW have formally launched their new Kent office in Imperial House, Bromley. The event was marked with a well-attended reception at Aqua Bar & Grill. Nearly 100 property, banking and legal professionals as well as Clients from...


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26 September 2017

SHW celebrates birthday with rebrand

Leading South East agency and surveying firm Stiles Harold Williams is marking its 220th anniversary next year with a new name, website and office. It has also revealed an acquisitive expansion strategy centred upon commercial property management to...


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30 August 2017

East Sussex Fire & Rescue HQ - PDR Sale

SHW Agency / Development Consultancy are pleased to announce that Eastbourne's Fire & Rescue Service HQ Building has been sold for residential development.


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22 August 2017

New Head of Business Rates

Robert Dixon has been appointed as the new Head of Business Rates for SHW.


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22 August 2017

New Head of SHW Lease Advisory

SHW are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Wade as the firm's new Head of Lease Advisory.


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18 August 2017

Hailsham Industrial Acquisition

When a multi-let industrial investment comprising four units totalling 31,266 sq ft came to the market within our region we immediately thought of Lyndendown Ltd, a local client seeking to acquire industrial investments of this nature.


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18 August 2017

Pizza Express Rent Review - a 28% bigger slice

SHW were instructed on behalf of the landlords of a shop on the High Street in Reigate, to represent their interest in the April 2016 rent review. The property is currently occupied by Pizza Express, who are represented by Gerald Eve, and SHW were successful...


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15 August 2017

30,000 sq ft warehouse sale - continued scarcity of stock

Acting on behalf of Petchey Industrial Holdings, SHW have sold the freehold of Units 1 & 2 Optimus, a warehouse and office building of just over 30,000 sq ft on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate in Uckfield to clients of Lawson Commercial.


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19 July 2017

Four acre land sale / recovery - but so much more besides

SHW Recoveries & Restructuring have successfully sold through our Agency Division a four-acre commercial development site on a business park in St Leonard's-on-Sea - but this was just part of a many-faceted instruction stretching over several years.


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5 July 2017

Brighton office market overview: Supply issues clouding otherwise sunny outlook

High-end offices such as CityView and Mocatta House have proved to be a big hit in Brighton


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5 July 2017

40,000 sq ft office let by SHW

SHW are delighted to have let 40,000 sq ft to Regus 'Spaces' at Mocatta House, Trafalgar Place in Brighton on behalf of Aberdeen Asset Management.


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3 July 2017

SHW opens new Kent office in Bromley

SHW is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Bromley, Kent.


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27 June 2017

Drone photography - bringing new perspective to SHW sites

Until relatively recently aerial photography was used sparingly in marketing commercial properties - for big budget, high-profile instructions.


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27 June 2017

Leasehold properties - Caveat Emptor!

SHW's Mark McFadden examines the small print and why on occasion it's very much a case of 'buyer beware' and the case for expert help in such instances…


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22 June 2017

Brixton restaurant sold

SHW Development Consultancy have sold 5-7 Vining St, Brixton to a private investor as a development opportunity.


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20 June 2017

Another Chinatown restaurant success for tenants

Acting on behalf of the iconic Gerrard's Corner Chinese restaurant, Nigel Amos from the London Professional team of SHW has negotiated the rent review transaction at this famous eatery effective from June 2016.


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19 June 2017

SHW appointed to aid Subway® expansion in Kent and Surrey

SHW have advised Subway® franchisees for circa 15 years in Greater London, Hampshire and Sussex and are proud to now be also representing them in Kent and Surrey. The recent instruction coincides with SHW opening a new office in Bromley to cover South...


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15 June 2017

Eastside Business Park update

Works are continuing apace at Eastside Business Park, Newhaven, with the steelwork on one building already up, which will shortly be replicated on building #2.


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5 June 2017

MEES - vital environmental compliance from April 2018

What is it? Introduced by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards - or MEES for short - makes it unlawful from the 1 April 2018 to grant a lease or permit a lease renewal...


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16 May 2017

One of the largest industrial lettings in Surrey this year.

SHW Business Space have let in excess of 44,000 sq ft at Redhill Aerodrome to Ace Hygiene on a ten-year lease, which makes it one of the largest industrial lettings this year in Surrey.


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4 May 2017

New Office Instruction

SHW appointed on Churchill Court - up to 106,000 sq ft of Grade A offices in Crawley


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21 April 2017

Develop Croydon investor tour 2017

The overriding message from this year's Develop Croydon Investor Tour is that further significant development is on the way, aligned with appropriate enabling infrastructural investment.


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19 April 2017

Crawley celebrates its 70th birthday in style

As the 'old new-town' celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Crawley Development Corporation, a series of new developments are coalescing to reinvigorate the centre of Crawley. SHW - also celebrating 30 years in their Sterling House Crawley...


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14 March 2017

SHW achieves quintumvirate of Estates Gazette Most Active Agent Awards

For the fifth year in a row SHW have been declared the most active agent in Sussex by Estates Gazette magazine.


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14 February 2017

Antelope Park - SHW Management spring into action

SHW Commercial Management have been instructed to provide property management services for Antelope Park in Southampton acting on behalf of clients First Property Asset Management (FProp).


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14 February 2017

Jermyn Street - restoration and conservation

SHW Building Consultancy have been instructed to undertake a full design and specification of an internal and external refurbishment project for 91-93 Jermyn Street, a six-storey mixed use building in St James's, London.


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1 February 2017

New Commercial Management instruction - Ashford

SHW Management have won a new instruction for the management of Axiom on Orbital Park, Ashford on behalf of Salmon Harvester Properties.


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25 January 2017

Soho Office Lease Renewal

Acting on behalf of Ralwood Securities Limited, SHW London Professional have successfully agreed on behalf of the landlord a renewal of the tenant's lease.


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18 January 2017

Parsons Green office let - prime London location

SHW Agency are marketing 1,150 sq ft of refurbished office space in Parsons Green - a short walk from the King's Road, Fulham, Chelsea and other sought-after locations.


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16 January 2017

500 new homes consented across Sussex through SHW

Image: Masterplan for new units at Dapper's Lane, Angmering courtesy of Mohsin Cooper Architects


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4 January 2017

World's leading Mediterranean pizza delivery company searching for London sites

Telepizza UK Ltd have been appointed as master franchisor for Telepizza S.A.U. (Spain) across a large swathe of Central, South and South East London.


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15 August 2016

Multi-Divisional instruction - Haywards Heath

SHW Commercial Management have been instructed to provide services for 35 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath with other Divisions of the firm also acting on behalf of clients First Property Asset Management (Fprop).


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1 August 2016

SHW most active M25 agents - Estates Gazette

SHW's Agency Division have transacted 60 office deals inside the M25 in 2015/16 - the joint most active firm along with Lambert Smith Hampton in terms of the number of instructions.


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25 July 2016

Russell House sale success

SHW were delighted to recently conclude the sale of Russell House. There was very strong interest for the freehold of this Grade A 34,000 sq ft office building situated less than a five minute walk from the seafront in a sought-after city centre location....


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27 January 2016

New 55,000 sq ft high bay Distribution Unit for Gatwick / Crawley

SHW have been instructed to let a new industrial/warehouse unit which is being built - one with an emphasis on sustainability.


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3 June 2015

Abstract flies with Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has entered into an agreement for lease to occupy the whole of Abstract's Leonardo development in Manor Royal, just south of Gatwick Airport.


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