Pre-hospital training facility to open in Newmarket

Eddisons Tulip House

Pre-hospital training facility to open in Newmarket

Acting on behalf of the landlord, Eddisons has let Tulip House, 1 Craven Court in Newmarket to pre-hospital training provider Medipro.

MediPro has agreed a new 10 year lease on the recently refurbished office unit, which was previously occupied by the East of England Ambulance Service. The building provides a total area of 8,362 sq ft arranged over two floors and will be used as an additional training facility for emergency care assistants and associate ambulance practitioners.

Brian English, Managing Director of MediPro, comments: “Medipro Limited is a leading provider of pre-hospital education in the UK. We train ambulance technicians, offshore medics, diver medics and paramedics. Medipro is also the largest provider of ambulance apprenticeships nationwide, training thousands of emergency care assistants and associate ambulance practitioners.

“In 2021, due to the business growth, we doubled our office space in Stockton-on-Tees where we have our purpose-built training centre. In 2022, it was evident we need to look for another training centre down south in order to accommodate further growth.

“Eddisons have become a key support in helping us to secure training centre in Newmarket.

“Their approach was exceptionally professional, and I would highly recommend their services.”

For more information on premises for sale in Newmarket, contact Simon Parsons on 01480 451578 or [email protected]

Eddisons East Midland team’s 47-mile walk beats fundraising target to raise over £14k for charity

Eddisons sue ryder coastal walk

Eddisons East Midland team’s 47-mile walk beats fundraising target to raise over £14k for charity

Last week Eddisons eastern regional offices combined forces in order to complete the 47 miles Norfolk coast walk from Hunstanton to Cromer. They completed the challenge in just 24hrs and have raised a staggering £14,000 for their nominated charity, Sue Ryder.

Inspired by their friend David Park, a director in Eddisons’ Peterborough building and project consultancy team who was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2021. The team set a target of raising £10,000 for Sue Ryder, the charity that provides expert palliative care to people living with life-limiting conditions.

The intrepid colleagues set off from Hunstanton on the morning of 8 September, trekking throughout the night along the coastal route and reaching Cromer the following morning.

“It was tough, but we did it,” said Eddisons eastern region director Martin Hughes. “As a team, we were able to push through the night and keep our spirits up despite the aches and pains and a closed path which actually added to the 47 mile! We’re so proud and grateful for all the support we’ve received in helping us beat our £10,000 target and raise over £14,000 to provide help and much-needed expert end-of-life care for Sue Ryder.

To donate to the Eddisons team’s fundraising challenge and help support Sue Ryder, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eddisons-coastal-walk-for-sue-ryder

Eddisons helps rapid relief charity secure new premises

Eddisons Rapid Relief charity

Eddisons helps rapid relief charity secure new premises

Eddisons Huntingdon Agency team has secured new premises for a rapid relief and crisis support charity in St Neots.

Rapid Relief Team has moved into the 10,705 sq ft unit at 24 Little End Road, a popular location in Eaton Socon within easy reach of the A1/A428.

The detached warehouse unit provides a large factory area and workshop together with ground and first floor office accommodation, a generous yard and parking.

Speaking about the sale, Bob Jay, UK Director of Operations at Rapid Relief Team, commented, “Inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) serves people with care and compassion in their time of need. Established by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC) in 2013, RRT offers quality catering assistance and tangible support to charities, government and emergency services confronting some of humankind’s greatest challenges. From supporting refugees fleeing warzones to ensuring hunger isn’t a barrier to education, RRT expands its support services to meet the crisis at hand.

“RRT is looking to start renovating the property to suit the charity’s needs and looks forward to occupation soon. RRT appreciates the cooperation of Eddisons throughout the process and their support in liaising with the tenants and vendor to suit our completion date.”

Agent on the property Matthew Hunt added, “We received great levels of interest from both purchasers and tenants from across the region looking to expand and/or relocate to St Neots. This is due to the geography of the area being appealing to businesses for logistical reasons together with recruitment prospects.”

Eddisons was the sole agent acting for the vendor in the sale of the freehold.

For more information on premises for sale in Huntingdonshire, contact Matthew Hunt on 01480 451578 or [email protected]

Eddisons instructed to let office and laboratory space near Cambridge

Eddisons instructed to let office and laboratory space near Cambridge

Eddisons have been instructed to let Building 7 at Old Farm Business Centre in Toft.

The property comprises a modern detached building proving approximately 7,323 sq ft of high quality office, workshop and laboratory accommodation. Internally, the property offers a large reception area for guests, air conditioning, underfloor heating and an array of meeting and break out rooms. There is a roller shutter goods access and the space offers flexibility to adapt to different user’s requirements. Externally, the premises benefits from attractive landscape grounds with dedicated seating areas and views over the adjacent fields.

The Old Farm Business Centre is located in the centre of Toft within walking distance of the local café, village store and Post Office. The village is only 6 miles west of Cambridge with good access to the M11 motorway, making the journey time by car less than 20 minutes, with frequent bus services also available.

The building was formerly occupied for 9 years by Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) who are now relocating to Bourn Quarter. CDP is an independent innovation partner that works with global clients to actualise their brand vision. The company founded in 1996 and have since become front runners in innovation in numerous markets; from healthcare to industrial equipment. Due to this success they have outgrown the space and are expanding to larger premises.

Mike Beadman owner of CDP commented: “Toft Village has supported us as we have grown from a 2 person startup to over 300 people – more than outgrowing the Old Farm, so now we wish the next occupiers equal success.”

Building 7 will be available from the end of 2022 on a new lease rent of £157,000 per annum (£21.44 per sq ft).

For further details or to arrange a viewing, contact Ben Green at the sole agents Eddions on 01223 467155 or [email protected]

Eddisons team to complete 47-mile Norfolk Coast Path in 24 hours in £10k charity fundraising challenge

Eddisons Sue Ryder

Eddisons team to complete 47-mile Norfolk Coast Path in 24 hours in £10k charity fundraising challenge

A team of colleagues from property group Eddisons’ eastern regional offices, in Peterborough, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Bury St Edmunds, are setting out to walk all 47 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Cromer in just 24 hours next month, with the aim of raising £10,000 for the charity, Sue Ryder.

The intrepid colleagues, who have been training for their mammoth coastal trek throughout August, were inspired to raise money for Sue Ryder which provides expert and passionate palliative care to people living with life-limiting conditions, by their colleague and friend David Park. David, a director in Eddisons’ Peterborough building and project consultancy team, was diagnosed with cancer in 2021.

The Eddisons team, joined by David’s son, Cameron, who works for M&G Investments, plan to begin the gruelling walk from Hunstanton on the morning of Thursday 8 September, trekking throughout the night along the coastal route and reaching Cromer on Friday morning.

“It’s quite ambitious to try and complete this route in just 24 hours and it will definitely be tough trekking right through the night, but we’re determined to reach our £10,000 fundraising goal for Sue Ryder, with £5,000 sponsorship already secured, ” said Eddisons eastern region director Martin Hughes.

“We are all spurred on by the knowledge that the money we raise will help fund much-needed expert end-of-life care and we’re currently all training hard whenever we can to try and make sure we’re in the best physical shape for this challenge.”

He added: “It’s been great training together as a team of colleagues and friends. Hopefully our hard work will pay off and we will complete the 47 miles in a respectable time and with a good result for Sue Ryder.”

Vicki Lunn, community fundraising and operations officer at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, said: “A big thank you to the team at Eddisons for taking on this epic challenge to support Sue Ryder. It’s very touching to see them all pull together, in honour of their colleague and friend, David. The money they raise will make a big difference in helping us to continue to be there when it matters for people going through the most difficult times of their lives.”

To donate to the Eddisons team’s fundraising challenge and help support Sue Ryder, go to  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eddisons-coastal-walk-for-sue-ryder

Development Partner Sought for Site of Huge Potential in Reading Town Centre

Development Partner Sought for Site of Huge Potential in Reading Town Centre

On behalf of Reading Borough Council, Eddisons is conducting a developer selection tender process for Minster Quarter Central, the town centre site adjacent to the Hexagon Theatre formerly occupied by the Civic Centre offices.

Minster Quarter Central represents an unprecedented opportunity to develop a 5.2 acre (2.1 hectare) site as one of the best located mixed-use development opportunities in the UK and with the potential to create a landmark destination just minutes from The Oracle shopping centre in the heart of Reading. The Minster Quarter Central development site forms part of the wider Minster Quarter Area and the completed scheme will aspire to provide a unique character and sense of place as an inviting new gateway into the town centre from the west. The Council is looking for a development partner who understands and shares their vision for this strategically significant site and has a commitment to, and experience of, working successfully in partnership to achieve outstanding development quality and place-making.

Subject to planning, redevelopment proposals for Minster Quarter Central could include residential units providing a mix of private accommodation, Build to Rent (BTR) and affordable housing, a 90 bed hotel, flexible working and conference facilities and outdoor performance space.

Eddisons along with Reading Borough Council are hosting a procurement launch event on 14 September at 10am at The Hexagon Theatre in Reading where prospective bidders can meet Council leaders and have an introduction to the economic powerhouse that is Reading and this incredibly exciting development opportunity at the centre of it.

A copy of the brochure can be accessed here. 

For further information please contact either Javid Patel ([email protected]) or myself ([email protected]).

Eddisons complete letting of new gym and healthcare centre in Bury St Edmunds

Eddisons Bunting Road

Eddisons complete letting of new gym and healthcare centre in Bury St Edmunds

Acting on behalf of West Suffolk Council, Eddisons has completed the letting of a warehouse unit in Bury St Edmunds to fitness business James Mclaren Fitness.

The company, which will now trade under the name Eventus 22, are relocating from smaller premises at Mercers Road to allow them to significantly expand their growing business. Planning approval has been granted by West Suffolk Council to construct a new gym and healthcare centre which will open 6 days a week.

Located at Unit 1 Bunting Road, the unit provides 4364 sq ft of recently refurbished warehouse space together with office accommodation over the ground and first floors, a small yard and a car park.

James Mclaren, Director of Eventus22, comments: “We have received great communication from Eddisons. They have been very helpful in assisting us with the lease of Unit 1 Bunting Road.”

Eddisons Agency Director Simon Burton, who handled the letting, comments “We are seeking further instructions of this type and size within Bury St Edmunds to satisfy an increasing demand”

For more information on warehouse units to let in Bury St Edmunds, contact Simon Burton at Eddisons on 01284 702655 or [email protected]

Eddisons announce first occupiers at Enterprise Business Park

Eddisons announce first occupiers at Enterprise Business Park

Meridian Gymnastics and BSW have been announced as new occupiers at Enterprise Park, Peterborough.

Barnack Estates UK Ltd commenced construction of the 12 acre Park in January 2022. Since the launch strong interest has been registered with 3 plots and 12 out of the 26 speculative units now reserved, confirms Eddisons and Savills who are the joint sole agents under instruction.

Merdian Gymnastics are looking to double their current operation with a relocation from Eagle Business Park adjacent. BSW who are located on Station Bridge Business park and are also on Eagle are relocating their Eagle operation to a warehouse 40% larger to help with their expansion plans.

Rob Facer, Chairman, Barnack Estates UK Ltd, commented, “We are delighted to be in a position to announce the first names to move onto the Park and more names will be announced shortly. We are pleased to be able to offer industrial buildings at a time when a chronic shortage of stock has been recognised in the Peterborough area. This estate will help meet the employment and industrial growth in the area. “

Enterprise Park, which fronts on to Broadway, Yaxley comprised 12 acres of industrial development land. The site is being developed for occupation in late 2022 / early 2023. 26 industrial / warehouse units are currently being developed to purchase speculatively in size ranges from 1,870 to 7,660 sq ft. Units are either terraced, semi-detached or detached. 12 of the 26 units are reserved with 5 others currently in serious discussions. The remaining land is available for design and build. Meridian and BSW have been announced as occupiers. Three further plots are currently under negotiation.

Individual planning applications are being submitted for the design and build interest together with a second phase of speculative units which will be in the region of 1,225 to 2,080 sq ft.

Richard Jones, Director of Eddisons incorporating Barker Storey Matthews, commented, “With availability of vacant industrial space in Peterborough at only 135,000 sq ft – an all time low for the city – the level of interest is not surprising .”

For more information about units at Enterprise Park, Yaxley or the availability of plots for individual design and build contracts contact the joint sole agents, Richard Jones at Eddisons 01733 897722 and Ed Gee at Savills 017233 341444

Eddisons makes trio of senior Yorkshire promotions

Eddisons Yorkshire Promotions

Eddisons makes trio of senior Yorkshire promotions

Eddisons has made three senior-level promotions across its Yorkshire offices as part of a strategy for growth which has also seen the firm complete five acquisitions since 2019. In the current round of promotions, across its 25 UK offices, Eddisons has promoted a total of nine members of staff to director and a further two to associate director.

In Leeds, Michael Peel and Mark Czajka, who both work in Eddisons’ business sales team, have been made directors. The pair work for Ernest Wilson, the agency that buys and sells small businesses such as restaurants, care homes and caravan sites across the UK, which was acquired by Eddisons in 2019.

Based in Eddisons’ Bradford office, Matt Jennings has been promoted from senior surveyor to associate director. Matt joined the firm in 2018 after serving as head of property for the former Greenwoods Menswear.

Eddisons managing director Anthony Spencer said: “Congratulations to Matt, Mark and Michael as well as to the other eight colleagues we have promoted across the country. Eddisons is now one of the fastest growing property firms in the UK and we currently employ over 360 people nationally.

“As an employer we believe in nurturing talent, from our ambitious apprenticeship programme to helping staff at all levels to progress, and this latest raft of promotions is testament to the success of that focus. Our strong and brilliant team of employees, who share the firm’s passion for always going the extra mile for our diverse client base, are central to our plans to continue to grow the business over the coming months and years.”

Eddisons completes sale of Ely office freehold

Eddisons Ely Freehold

Eddisons completes sale of Ely office freehold

Eddisons’ Cambridge Agency team have completed the sale of a 1905 sq ft office building for above asking price to a local investor/developer.

Located in the centre of Ely Cambridgeshire, the Victorian self-contained office building provides accommodation over two floors and the opportunity to re-let as an office or convert to residential, subject to planning.

Eddisons Director, Ben Green comments, “We are delighted to have completed the sale of this attractive office premises close to the historic cathedral. Ely is a popular location with investors owing to its vibrant local economy, strong housing market and fast rail links to Cambridge and London.”

For more information on commercial property opportunities in Cambridgeshire, contact Ben Green at the local office of Eddisons on 01223 448791 or [email protected]