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.

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 sale - 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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2019 News

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