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

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6 December 2019

Speculative development bringing big-hitters to the city

SHW have let the 65,000 sq ft speculative new office building in the centre of Brighton, prior to practical completion and achieved a new top headline rent of £32 psf for the city.


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5 December 2019

First Pre-Sale at Goya's Wells Point Scheme

It is great to welcome OTDS Goya Developments Wells Point scheme in Redhill where they are taking an 18,000 sq ft warehouse on a pre-sale.


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2 December 2019

Flexible planning is key to helping high streets

With traditional retail under pressure from many quarters, much consideration is being given to how our high streets can remain healthy and relevant.


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28 November 2019

All systems go in Newhaven

The latest block at Eastside Business Park in Beach Road, Newhaven has just been completed providing 20,620 sq ft of new industrial space capable of subdivision into smaller units.


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15 November 2019

For sale: Newhaven Wharfside warehousing

Acting on behalf of private clients SHW have been instructed to market the freehold interest of Enterprise Works in Newhaven.


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11 November 2019

Grade A lettings and availability - Sutton

SHW Business Space Agency have been involved in a number of lettings this year at Chancery House, Sutton. Chancery House is a 54,000 sq ft office building and provides some of the best space in the town centre. The property was purchased by current...


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6 November 2019

North Gatwick Gateway welcomes Brymec

On behalf of Goya / Hilwood SHW have pre-let 50,000 sq ft of new warehouse / industrial space at Unit 4, North Gatwick Gateway to building services supplier and manufacturer Brymec. Brymec are the first tenant to come to the scheme which totals 170,000...


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29 October 2019

Resurrection after fire – SHW Project Management

In June 2018 a huge fire destroyed large sections of the Cottesmore Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Pease Pottage affecting the health club, kitchen, function rooms, bar and golf facilities within the hotel. Following release of the building from the Fire...


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25 October 2019

Building Consultancy case study - optimising estate assets

SHW undertook a portfolio instruction for a Cats Protection including Reinstatement Cost Assessments (insurance valuations), floor plans and a variety of Schedules of Condition on their properties. Their site on the Isle of Wight incorporates the original...


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24 October 2019

Epsom – attracting significant new occupiers

According to a recent Independent article Epsom and Ewell is one of the top ten happiest places in the UK.


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22 October 2019

Worthing’s largest office letting for ten years

SHW Business Space have acquired the off-market leasing of the twin office buildings of Wicker House & Eagle House, High Street, Worthing on behalf of NHS Property Services comprising 21,000 sq ft – the most significant letting in the town for a decade. The...


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14 October 2019

Leasehold reform update

According to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), there are approximately 4.3 million leasehold homes in England, of which 67% are flats and 33% are houses. Despite there being more flats held on long leases, leasehold houses...


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11 October 2019

South East towns see low take-up but record rents

A number of South East towns achieved record office rents in the first half of 2019 despite low take-up across the region, according to a report by SHW. The firm’s South East office focus report for Q3 revealed that low availability (3-5%), combined...


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10 October 2019

SHW Regional Volunteer Days

As part of SHW’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, we have organised a series of opportunities for each office to participate in a day’s work for a charity of their choosing.


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2 October 2019

Medical premises payment changes 'to reduce costs and workload'

Changes to the way premises payments are processed could free up GP time and reduce administrative costs, the BMA and the NHS have said. Two changes have been proposed to the way premises payments work: the first a pilot where commissioners will pay...


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2 October 2019

New industrial development set to unplug supply-starved Gatwick market

Over 300,000 sq ft of new speculative logistics and industrial space is to be developed in Crawley/Gatwick over the next 12 to 18 months, relieving a tightly constrained market. According to SHW’s latest logistics and industrial data for the South...


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30 September 2019

SHW arrange 2019’s two largest West Sussex Coastal industrial lettings

West Sussex’s industrial market has seen some significant deals this year despite underlying political and economic uncertainty. Two of the largest transactions have been arranged by SHW Business Space. Unit D, Gravel Lane, Chichester (28,387 sq...


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25 September 2019

INSIGHT: Are some lenders living on borrowed time?

We are facing an unprecedented period of political and economic uncertainty with mounting confusion over Brexit and an increasingly volatile global market. In addition, there is the unknown external influence or ‘trigger’ that could further affect...


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10 September 2019

Recoveries & Restructuring case study - The Langdon Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire

SHW’s Restructuring & Recoveries team acted as expert advisors on behalf of Yorkshire Building Society for a 28-room hotel on Bridlington seafront – the borrowers could no longer service outstanding debt, necessitating the sale of the asset.


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2 September 2019

Lesley’s 35-year SHW journey

1984 was the year Apple released the first Mackintosh computer, the inaugural flight of the Space Shuttle and the privatisation of British Telecom. The UK average house price was £37,182. This was also the same year Lesley Gale (pictured left) joined...


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5 August 2019

Estate agents to provide more details on residential leases under new code

The Property Ombudsman has recently updated their Code of Practice for Residential Estate Agents with an emphasis on the agent providing ‘material details’ relating to the lease and service charges, details which often do not get revealed until solicitors...


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2 August 2019

Forgewood Industrial Estate, Manor Royal – letting and limited availability

The completion of the letting of Unit 8 of the Forgewood IE near Crawley means the estate is fully let with the 3,268 sq ft premises leased to network services firm Straight Up Technologies Ltd. The 48,720 sq ft thirteen-unit development has a good...


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2 August 2019

Significant occupier renews 37,000 sq ft office lease - Worthing

The Environment Agency have agreed a new lease on Guildbourne House, Worthing – the organisation’s Solent and South Downs Area Office. This is good news for the town as it secures one of the largest employers within Worthing and comes shortly after...


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17 July 2019

Jonathan Laverock – a celebration of 30 years with SHW

Jonathan Laverock joined the firm in 1989 – the year Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper which would soon lead to the inception of the World Wide Web, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time was newly published and fall of the Iron Curtain. Meanwhile...


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15 July 2019

28,000 sq ft warehousing letting - Chichester

Unit D, Gravel Lane Chichester has been let to Contract Candles & Diffusers Ltd on a new ten-year lease on behalf of PFC Property Ltd – one of the largest lettings on the Sussex Coastal strip this year.


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15 July 2019

First Brighton industrial new-builds for 15 years – available now

Practical completion took place today on the first new speculative industrial development in the Brighton area for the last 15 years. Keys were handed over to Neil Chapman the CEO of Endeavour Holdings for these two new high-quality units on the Victoria...


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8 July 2019

Century House, Brighton – fully let

SHW Business Space are pleased to announce that Century House in central Brighton is fully let following the introduction of new ground floor occupiers Streets Chartered Accountants.


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2 July 2019

Planning permission granted for CentrePoint at Burgess Hill

Planning permission has just been granted for CentrePoint at Burgess Hill – a brand new 50,200 sq ft detached high bay industrial, warehouse or logistics building. Strategically located on the A23 corridor between London and Brighton, CentrePoint forms...


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2 July 2019

Surge in Croydon industrial units to meet huge demand

The Croydon industrial and logistics market could be about to see a surge in development. After seeing no new spec development since 2008, SHW data highlights that no less than six new schemes, totalling around 500,000 sq ft, are in the pipeline. The...


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27 June 2019

New hope for Crawley market

Speak to anyone involved in Crawley’s property market and one statistic comes up time and time again – the town makes up 2% of West Sussex’s land mass yet contributes 25% to the county’s economy. Data from SHW shows that office take-up in 2018...


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27 June 2019

SHW relocation services – finding the right space at the right time

Sometimes office tenures aren’t straightforward – there can be a sudden need for a change of direction, and indeed change of address.


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19 June 2019

Shedding old warehousing for C21st reboot

Until recently an SHW corporate client had two badly dilapidated adjacent old motor repair units in Spindle Way, Crawley (pictured, inset).


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19 June 2019

Coming Soon: Mixed-use opportunity - Horley

A consortium of national housebuilders including Crest Nicholson, Charles Church, Taylor Wimpey and A2Dominion through SHW are currently marketing mixed-use opportunities in Horley at Westvale Park eventually comprising 1,500 new homes, complete with...


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19 June 2019

Retail use classes could merge to support the High Street

The government is reportedly drawing up legislation to allow landlords and retailers to close struggling shops and transform them for other uses such as cafés and restaurants without the need for planning permission. Under the plans, which were first...


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17 June 2019

SHW win major Grange Property Management tender

SHW Building Consultancy have been successful in bidding to conduct insurance reinstatement cost assessments for 230 residential and retirement housing schemes on behalf of Grange Property Management. The properties are predominantly situated across...


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17 June 2019

Significant rent review savings for London recording studio

The Gin Factory Studios in St John Street, Clerkenwell has recorded some of the UK’s leading contemporary music artists including Stormzy, Craig David, Paloma Faith, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Kylie Minogue, Professor Green. However, on this...


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4 June 2019

Queen’s Road Quadrant, Brighton – Grade A office space available

Queen’s Road Quadrant has been newly refurbished provide Grade A space a stone’s throw from Brighton Station. Fifty per cent of the property otherwise known as QRQ is already let to gaming creators Boss Alien and the remaining space is ready for immediate...


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4 June 2019

Permitted Development Rights – retail to office conversion

New permitted development regulations have been made permanent allowing conversion of shops (A1), financial and professional services (A2), hot food takeaways (A5), betting offices, pay day loan shops and launderettes to office use (B1a). The aim is to...


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3 June 2019

New issue of SHOWCASE now out

The third edition of ‘SHOWCASE’ – a compilation of stories about recent significant work carried out on behalf of clients has just been released.


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22 May 2019

Largest office letting in 2019 - Galleria - Crawley Town Centre

SHW Business Space with joint agents Knight Frank have let the entire first floor of Galleria, Crawley to marketing agency RAPP Code, a subsidiary of Omnicom, comprising 12,315 sq ft on a new 10-year lease. The largest office letting in 2019 to date. ...


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15 May 2019

Croydon investor tour highlights all the town has to offer

The latest (15th) sold-out Develop Croydon Investor Tour treated delegates to a whistle-stop tour of the incredible regeneration taking place in Croydon and developments that are transforming the town, whilst also showcasing the borough’s culture and...


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13 May 2019

New Hanningtons Estate – open, looking great and we have office availability!

Hanningtons Lane forms part of the Hannington Estate, historically one of the most iconic retail destinations in Brighton. For the last two years, Redevco have been carrying out extensive renovation works in order to create Brighton’s new retail...


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13 May 2019

Protecting people from fire – providing assurance to our clients

SHW Building Consultancy provide Fire Risk Management solutions to our clients with a wide range of services to help them remain compliant with fire legislation. Our focus is on delivering client expectations in a professional, cost-effective and proactive...


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8 May 2019

Ensuring accurate insurance appraisal - Eastbourne

SHW were instructed to complete a Reinstatement Cost Assessment for insurance purposes for a large book distribution centre in Eastbourne - a sprawling complex of mixed-use warehouses with a combined footprint of over 194,000 sq ft.


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8 May 2019

SHW Planning wins 24 residential unit consent - Chatham

Planning permission has been granted for 18 flats and six houses on the site of a former school in Chatham, Kent. SHW Planning secured the consent on behalf of Woodcroft Developments Ltd. Designed by architects Mohsin Cooper, the 0.3 hectare redevelopment...


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8 May 2019

Brighton industrial letting amid dwindling available stock

Acting on behalf of a private landlord, SHW jointly with JLL have just completed the letting of the last warehouse unit at Clarks Trading Estate in Hove. Forming part of the estate’s 40,000 sq ft, Unit 3 (4,200 sq ft) has now been let. Occupiers...


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8 May 2019

Revamping London’s historic terraces

SHW London Residential Property Management, working in conjunction with the firm’s Building Consultancy practice have commenced their first programme of external repair and redecoration of Great Cumberland Place, London on behalf of The Portman Estate...


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8 May 2019

Trade counter operators hungry for space

Acting on behalf of the Landlords of the Southdowns Business Park in Lewes, SHW have just let Unit 1 to Sussex Plumbing Supplies who also have trade operations locally in Polegate, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and Uckfield.


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1 May 2019

Develop Croydon industrial round table

Develop Croydon has recently brought together a panel of experts, all with an interest in Croydon and the industrial sector including investors, occupiers and the council, to identify the town’s strengths in the market, the challenges it faces and what...


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1 May 2019

SHW Planning Opinions Matter: What to make of proposed Permitted Development extensions?

During the autumn budget the Government announced new planning reforms to further extend Permitted Development Rights, ultimately aimed to boost housing delivery and support the high street. Over the last three years permitted development rights have...


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30 April 2019

Rent reviews & lease renewals – professional help pays off

Most commercial leases have provision for rent reviews and at the end of the lease, tenants usually have the right to a new lease. Having the help of a professional surveyor throughout the review or lease renewal process will likely prove invaluable –...


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30 April 2019

New Head of SHW Brighton Commercial Management

Robin Howland has been appointed as Director and Head of Commercial Property Management in SHW’s Brighton office.


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29 April 2019

Be The Change Award Ceremony – SHW sponsored mentoring scheme

The achievements of 100 students from Crawley and Gatwick schools were recently celebrated at an awards ceremony at The Charis Centre, Crawley. The event was the finale to the Be the Change programme, an initiative co-founded by Graham Moore of Metamoorephosis...


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24 April 2019

SHW’s Easter bunny helped deliver fun for younger Newhall residents

Festive fun was had at Newhall, Harlow this week with an Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter bunny, organised by the Newhall Social Club and supported by SHW the managing agents. A series of clues led children from treat to treat, and SHW’s...


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24 April 2019

Tungsten Properties achieves planning consent for West Sussex warehouse building

Tungsten Properties, one of the leading mid-market industrial and warehouse developers in the UK, has achieved planning permission from Horsham District Council for a 24,000 sq ft detached warehouse building at Oakwood Business Park in Southwater, near...


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24 April 2019

40,000 sq ft mixed use investment acquisition – Hastings

Hastings Borough Council has recently acquired Lacuna Place, a 40,000 sq ft office building with ground floor retail constructed in 2008, located in Havelock Road, Hastings town centre. The office accommodation is let to the Department for Work &...


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23 April 2019

Nine promotions at SHW

SHW are delighted to announce the advancement of nine of our team as follows with immediate effect (pictured in montage from top left):


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16 April 2019

New Surrey Police HQ & operational base site purchased - Leatherhead

Surrey Police will create a new headquarters and operational base at the ten acre ex-Electrical Research Association (ERA) site in Leatherhead following a successful £20.5million purchase. SHW have been involved with the site for a number of years...


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16 April 2019

Planning Inspectorate overturn Hove decision on appeal

In July 2018 planning permission was refused for ten new apartments in central Hove despite a recommendation for approval by the Council’s Planning Officers, whom had their opinion overturned by the Planning Committee. SHW were instructed to appeal...


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15 April 2019

Westcott Leach – Sussex industrial new-build pioneers

Phased roll-outs on three brand new industrial developments by the same company means more than 130,000 sq ft is now available for companies in towns throughout East Sussex, many of which have been subject to a long-term scarcity of such space.


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15 April 2019

Business Rates 2019/20 - key information

The end of the financial year is the start of a new Business Rates cycle and with new rates bills being sent out, SHW can be of assistance across the process. With our expert knowledge of the twists and turns of the new “Check, Challenge, Appeal”...


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8 April 2019

17,000 sq ft warehouse post-refurbishment lettings - Bognor

SHW acting on behalf of Avon Sussex Ltd have let units G3-G6 Beeding Close on the Southern Cross Trading Estate to Fontwell-based Global Technologies Production Limited. Totalling 16,983 sq ft in four units, the premises were let on three separate...


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1 April 2019

Kent retail sale

SHW Retail Agency have completed the Freehold sale of 11 Red Lodge Road, West Wickham, Kent. There was keen interest from occupiers and investors alike in the 861 sq ft mid-parade premises and was subsequently sold to a private individual for their...


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29 March 2019

Horsham industrial new-build unit sold

SHW Business Space have completed the long leasehold sale of Unit 11, Graylands Estate, Horsham (1,730 sq ft) to United Washrooms. The self-contained industrial/warehouse premises with loading door and mezzanine is one of five new-builds on the Estate....


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27 March 2019

Capital Gains Tax changes for non-UK resident owners

From April 6th 2019, changes are afoot regarding Capital Gains Tax levied upon UK residential and commercial properties, held by non-UK residents and companies. The Bill, which is due to be enacted shortly, brings commercial properties into the CGT...


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27 March 2019

Cafés, restaurants, pubs, retailers, gyms and cinemas sought for Edward Street Quarter

Edward Street Quarter, the former AMEX house site owned by mixed-use developer First Base in partnership with Patron Capital, has 39,000 sq ft of food, beverage, leisure and retail units available to lease as part of the 150,000 sq ft development.


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27 March 2019

Peter Turner – retiring from SHW after 38 years

After 38 years with SHW, Crawley Partner Peter Turner is retiring on 29th March 2019. Peter’s surveying career started at the end of the swinging sixties at The College of Estate Management in Kensington, from where he graduated.


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27 March 2019

London’s Chinatown under threat

It may be the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar, denoting wealth, but London’s Chinatown now has less cause for cheer. Its importance and status are under threat as it suffers increased competition, higher occupational costs and a dilution of...


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25 March 2019

Three new March starters for SHW

SHW will herald in the spring with three new practitioners joining the firm.


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25 March 2019

New office instructions - Bromley

According to new SHW data 2018 saw 40,000 sq ft transacted in Bromley for suites over 5,000 sq ft, the highest take up in four years.


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25 March 2019

Residential Investment Sale - Central Brighton

SHW Development Consultancy have successfully completed the freehold sale of 22 Broad Street, Brighton to a local private investor.


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25 March 2019

Freehold Valuation of large block of flats

Throughout the country, blocks of flats are managed by Freehold Companies, who, from time to time require valuations of their asset. While the bulk of the value is in the long leases granted to the leaseholders, the freehold company still has the right...


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19 March 2019

Outer London boroughs to play bigger role in provision of housing

Chris Heather, Senior Planner, SHW, says: "The Draft London Plan, now under review, examines a range of issues that will affect the lives of everyone with a connection to the capital. Housing delivery continues to be critical, with the updated plan showing...


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19 March 2019

Specialist expertise leading to significant savings in Crown Estate lease extension

Lease Enfranchisement is a highly specialised area of practice, especially when there are particular circumstances or legal obstacles. SHW London Professional recently acted on behalf of a tenant with a 60 year unexpired term on their lease. The salient...


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19 March 2019

Trafalgar Place – balancing interests to maintain vibrancy

The Trafalgar Place development in Brighton was constructed in 1990 and provides a total of 250,000 sq ft of Grade A prime quality office accommodation – SHW was instrumental in its conception.


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19 March 2019

17,000 sq ft industrial letting - Merton

On behalf of Safestore, SHW and Colliers have successfully let Units 13 & 14 Nelson Trading Estate comprising 17,439 sq ft of warehouse accommodation to natural healthcare and supplement company Forever Young.


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13 March 2019

Available now – 919 sq ft West End refurbished office

75 Newman Street is situated within London’s West End, close to Facebook’s new London HQ and minutes from Tottenham Court Road tube station. SHW are marketing refurbished 3rd floor offices totalling 919 sq ft which are available on a new direct lease...


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13 March 2019

Ridgewood Industrial Estate – only one unit left!

Comprising 87,786 sq ft Ridgewood Industrial Estate, Uckfield offers a variety of unit sizes which are let to a good mix of local and national occupiers. The estate was refurbished in 2017 following its purchase as part of a larger portfolio by our clients...


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13 March 2019

SHW Commercial Management gains 68,000 sq ft Cambridgeshire new-build development

Cambridge South (phase 1) on Dales Manor Business Park is a brand new development in Sawston, Cambridgeshire comprising 68,015 sq ft of 13 high-specification warehouses and business units developed by Salmon Harvester Properties.


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12 March 2019

SHW become ‘spin doctors’ with flexible working space

The Old Printworks is a 16,000 sq ft mixed-use flexible working space immediately adjacent to Eastbourne railway station. As well as many serviced office spaces – some of which are currently available – SHW Business Space received an enquiry...


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6 March 2019

SHW win tender to manage 250 new homes - Essex

SHW Property Management Division have won the tender for a new-build development of over 250 homes in Kirby Cross, Essex with a new client- Linden Homes Eastern. The development known as Finches Park will be a mix of 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom homes.


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6 March 2019

New Crawley home for SHW after 40 years

SHW are often advising office occupiers on relocations, and after 40 years in one home the firm is finally taking its own medicine! SHW are relocating one of their eight offices – their Crawley / Gatwick operation – all the way across Crawley High...


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5 March 2019

Contingency for market change – Recoveries & Restructuring

Change is in the air, and it is arguably more necessary than ever before to consider how Recoveries and Restructuring services can help in a challenging market. SHW have a highly experienced LPA receivership team covering all sectors, with a focus...


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4 March 2019

Tenacious Planners win the day on appeal

According to 2018 research by Heriot-Watt University, England has a backlog of 3.91 million homes, meaning 340,000 new homes need to be built each year until 2031. In order to even come close to these targets, sites previously considered ineligible...


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4 March 2019

SHW team of four Sleep Out to tackle Croydon homelessness

The inaugural Croydon Sleep Out will occur on Sunday March 24th to raise funds and awareness for Evolve Housing and Support. Braving the overnight temperatures at Boxpark will be Richard Plant and Richard Pillow of the firm’s Development Consultancy...


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28 February 2019

Mentoring tomorrow’s generation

Be The Change, an inspiring award-winning initiative set up in 2015 by LoveLocalJobs.com and Graham Moore of Metamoorephosis, has the aim of providing business mentors to pupils who had become disengaged with school or lacked confidence in their own abilities....


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28 February 2019

Project Management – Delivering client expectations

SHW Building Consultancy provide full Project Management services embracing all types of commercial and residential work. Our focus is on delivering client expectations in a professional, cost-effective and proactive way.


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26 February 2019

Adding value to fund portfolios – First Property Group

Consistently tipped by the investment press as one to watch, First Property Group (“Fprop”) have UK-managed assets of £423 million across 55 sites.


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19 February 2019

Ford Airfield lettings

SHW Business Space have let two new units at Ford Airfield, Arundel – home to one of the UK’s top breweries. Block B2 7,746 sq ft has been let to Pre-Fix Systems after extensive refurbishment including a new roof by SHW Building Consultancy, and...


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19 February 2019

Worthing industrial round-up

Despite ongoing political uncertainty and the lack of supply SHW have just closed a number of new transactions in the industrial sector.


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18 February 2019

Hermes secures a new tenant for iconic Croydon office building

Hermes Investment Management, the £33.5 billion manager, advised jointly by SHW and Savills, has agreed a new lease – totalling 3,310 sq ft of office space - at the iconic One Croydon building, located adjacent to East Croydon station. Sable International,...


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18 February 2019

Retail investment sale - Worthing

SHW Business Space have sold 2,314 sq ft of retail and ancillary space over four floors on behalf of Subway® to a private investor.


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12 February 2019

Energy efficiency in property vital – and we can help

The built environment accounts for 40% of worldwide energy-related CO2 emissions [source: International Energy Agency], the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction reports that global building sector CO2 emissions are up 3% since 2010. Clearly...


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11 February 2019

Speculative new-build pre-lets: Hailsham – some availability

Acting on behalf of Westcott Leach, SHW have pre-let five units at Swallow Business Park near Hailsham, to My Life Bathrooms t/a My Bath & Tile. These are units are 5 – 9 in Block E, totalling 12,871 sq ft.


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11 February 2019

Shortage of space stifles property market in Sussex

Coupled with a parallel fall in the amount of space, it is easy to pin the blame for this downturn on Brexit. But Tim Hardwicke, head of agency at property advisory firm SHW, says other factors are also at work.


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6 February 2019

Tungsten Park, Handcross: 84,000 sq ft speculative industrial build

Construction has begun on a major new logistics & industrial development in Sussex, with 84,000 sq ft being developed by Tungsten Properties. SHW Business Space have been instrumental in the project’s conception and driving it forward so far.


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4 February 2019

Opinions Matter: New London Plan Housing Targets – Inner vs Outer

The Draft London Plan is currently under review - examining a range of issues which will ultimately impact on the lives of everyone with a connection to the capital. One of the key ones (as ever) is housing. The plan is showing increased housing numbers...


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4 February 2019

Possible Article 4 blocking new HMOs - Croydon

Croydon Council are carrying out a six-week consultation period about whether to introduce an Article 4 Directive ending permitted development rights to create HMOs.


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28 January 2019

SHW score major Rating victory in Bromley

SHW has recently agreed an amendment to the 2017 non-domestic rating list resulting in a significant correction for a Bromley developer. The case related to an office-to-residential conversion carried out within the town centre where SHW rating advisers...


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21 January 2019

MIPIM 2019 – this year’s delegation to Cannes

SHW will be sending six of our team to MIPIM (12-15 March 2019, Cannes) – representing the broad range of services across the firm. MIPIM is the world’s largest property expo and a forum for 29,000 property experts from around the globe.


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15 January 2019

How to keep tenants happy - new roof, swimming pool upgrade and new lifts

A key aspect of residential property management is properly maintaining the buildings to safeguard against future expenditure. This is done in a considerably more effective and cost-effective fashion when the firm also has a Building Consultancy Department...


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9 January 2019

Lewes retail round-up

SHW Retail are pleased to report two lettings in Lewes which have recently completed: Acting on behalf of the Landlord in the re-letting of Unit 2 Brooks Lane, Lewes (4,667 sq ft), terms were agreed with Wenban Smith Timber Merchants for the former...


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9 January 2019

Medical investment sale – East Grinstead

Over recent years there has been increasing interest from property investors in opportunities outside the four main sectors of residential, retail, office and industrial into what the property press has broadly termed the ‘alternative property investment...


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9 January 2019

Leatherhead industrial letting

SHW have let the 11,726 sq ft Unit 8, Mole Business Park, Leatherhead to Velmex Computer Systems on behalf of the tenant Learning Tree with joint agents Hanover Green.


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8 January 2019

Romanian Princess’ statue unveiled as new Ashford leisure complex opens

What do Ashford in Kent and the Romanian royal family have in common? Quite a lot, apparently. In December around 150 VIP guests – including Romanian royals and the country’s ambassador to the UK – descended on Ashford to attend the unveiling of...


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8 January 2019

SHW new starters

SHW is expanding and we have recently welcomed eight new practitioners into the firm – they are (in montage from top left):


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8 January 2019

Southern counties missing out on New Year government bonuses

The New Homes Bonus is a grant paid by central government to local councils to reflect and incentivise housing growth in their areas. It is based on the amount of extra Council Tax revenue raised for new-build homes, conversions and long-term empty homes...


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7 January 2019

For sale or let: 19,500 sq ft Crawley A Grade offices – take video tour

Endeavour CBQ (Crawley Business Quarter) is a striking HQ office building on the Manor Royal estate.


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20 December 2018

Planning consent for new-builds - Sanderstead

SHW have successfully obtained planning permission for the Diocese of Southwark to convert a vicarage to four flats and to erect four houses in the rear garden at Addington Road, Sanderstead.


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18 December 2018

Normanton Park Hotel – a case study in passion and persistence

In Development Consultancy few projects and transactions are instant – some properties have a particular longevity in the working life of a practitioner. Persistence, passion and enthusiasm are the key attributes which bring about results in the end....


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18 December 2018

Successful recipe lands 12,000 sq ft bespoke biscuit letting

SHW Business Space have recently let Unit 2 Greenlea Park, Wimbledon to luxury gifting company Biscuiteers on a 15-year lease. The 12,417 sq ft premises will accommodate the expansion of the original hand-iced biscuit company formed in 2007 by husband...


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18 December 2018

Former Royal Mail delivery office sale - Hassocks

SHW Development Consultancy have completed the sale of the former Royal Mail site at Keymer Road, Hassocks to Martin Homes.


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18 December 2018

Surrey office trends – 5,000 sq ft sweet spot?

On behalf of the landlord CLS, SHW have let 5,000 sq ft of the ground floor of Cassini Court, Leatherhead to local charity Rainbow Trust. Joint agents were Hanover Green.


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18 December 2018

Barclays bank investment sale - Lewes

Barclays Bank’s historic branch in the heart of Lewes (10,757 sq ft) has been sold by SHW’s Investment Department.


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17 December 2018

Significant Business Rates Savings for car park operators

SHW Professional have recently saved in excess of £100,000 for a Gatwick-based car park operator after a successful challenge against a significant business rates assessment. Utilising expert local market knowledge the Valuation Office Agency were...


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17 December 2018

First speculative industrial build in Brighton & Hove for 15 years

Work has just commenced on the construction of two new industrial and warehouse units at Victoria Road in Portslade. Planning consent has been obtained by Endeavour Holdings for the construction of this two unit scheme totalling 7,850 sq ft with two units...


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17 December 2018

SHW’s continuing role in promoting and supporting the profession

We are proud of our record in helping our surveyors to become members of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). We currently have 29 internal and six external graduates and apprentices on route to RICS qualification with the firm. Furthermore,...


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17 December 2018

8,000 sq ft Redhill office acquisition

On behalf of Bellway Homes, SHW have acquired 8,000 sq ft in Regent House, Redhill. The space – which has been fully refurbished – is a relocation of their M25 offices in Merstham.


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17 December 2018

18,080 sq ft Warehouse Letting – Crawley Down

SHW Business Space have let Falcon Park in Crawley Down which is an 18,080 sq ft warehouse to Olivers Beer and Wine on behalf of landlords Friday Media Group. Falcon Park is an attractive wood-cladded industrial unit on a 1.9 acre secure plot just to...


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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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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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