News

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

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 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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2019 News

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