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]

Rare opportunity to purchase an ancient monument in Stamford

St Peters Bastion

Rare opportunity to purchase an ancient monument in Stamford

The Peterborough office of Eddisons presents a rare opportunity to acquire a storage yard in Stamford that is steeped in history.

Known locally as St Peters Bastion, the property is one of the few remaining examples of Stamford’s 12th Century Town Walls and is a Scheduled Monument under the English Heritage List.

The property is located on the edge of the market town of Stamford in Lincolnshire and comprises a site extending to approximately 0.171 acres.

Now available to purchase through Eddisons as the sole agent, this prominent landmark is offered for sale with established planning use for Open Storage.

According to the agent, the property potentially offers scope for future development, subject to planning permission and Scheduled Monument consent.

The property is available for sale freehold with the benefit of vacant possession. Offers are invited in the region of £50,000, subject to a claw back provision in the event of a more valuable planning consent being obtained by a future owner.

For full details of the property contact Julian Welch at Eddisons on 01733 556496 or [email protected] or see https://eddisons.com/properties/land-off-west-street-stamford-lincolnshire-pe9-2pr/

New phase of industrial development set to take off at Enterprise Park in Yaxley

Enterprise Park Yaxley

New phase of industrial development set to take off at Enterprise Park in Yaxley

Enterprise Park in Yaxley is set to take off now that planning permission has been granted for 12 acres of commercial development fronting Broadway and Eagle Business Park.

Confirmation that the new Enterprise Park has got the go-ahead comes from commercial property agency Eddisons and Savills who are instructed as joint sole agents.

The agents also report a high level of enquiries about units on the new phase ahead of details being released and is confident that a number of local businesses – and some from further afield – will be making their move to reserve units soon after the phase is officially launched.

The Park follows hard on the heels of the final phase at Eagle Business Park and can offer units suitable for trade counter, light industrial, showroom or even leisure uses.

There are two parts to the scheme being offered. Firstly a new speculative scheme of detached, semi-detached and terraced industrial / warehouse units are being offered for sale, ranging from 1,870 to 7,674 sq ft. Units are of steel portal frame construction, to an eaves height of 6m, have office and toilet facilities, electric loading door, concrete loading and block paviour parking. Secondly plots are available for companies wanting a more bespoke building. Plots front Broadway and can be offered for warehousing, trade counter and leisure uses. Plots are available to buy with a design and build offer. The developer will also consider building to lease if a long lease is taken and subject to covenant.

Commenting on the launch of this new phase of Enterprise Park, Richard Jones, Director, Eddisons Peterborough said, “Currently there is a severe shortage of available employment development land in the region causing a shortage of stock and potentially restricting local growth. We see this development coming at the right time to help fill some of the demand for freehold modern good specification warehousing. The developer, is also determined that high standards of build quality and landscaping are maintained on Enterprise Park – given its frontage and prominence on the edge of Yaxley village. The developer is now on site and first units will be available in late 2022 / early 2023.”

For more information about the development at Enterprise Park please contact Ed Gee at Savills 01733 344414 or Richard Jones at Eddisons on 01733 897722.

Construction company takes 32,000 sq ft unit at Bradford industrial park

Construction company takes 32,000 sq ft unit at Bradford industrial park

Commercial property consultant Eddisons’ Bradford agency team has completed a deal to let a 32,000 sq ft industrial unit at the city’s Dudley Hill Business Park on Rook Lane to high-tech construction firm Fast-Track Housing.

Acting on behalf of Blackburn-based industrial property developer EP Properties, which has a property portfolio of over 5 million sq ft, the unit is the sixth let by Eddisons on the 15-acre site, which now has only one vacant unit remaining.

Dudley Hill Business Park was originally a manufacturing site for cleaning products firm Robert McBride. It was acquired by EP Properties in 2020 and is now home to companies such as Amey Highways, manufacturer Mansfield Pollard and Ogden Fulfilment.

Fast-Track Housing, which specialises in durable alternative building products and rapid construction techniques for residential developments, is expected to create new jobs at its Bradford site.

Eddisons senior surveyor Matt Jennings said: “It is fantastic to have completed another letting for our client EP Properties. Dudley Hill Business Park is a great site that has seen huge improvement under their ownership. We have already seen a great deal of interest in the final remaining 40,000 sq ft unit and the whole development looks set to be fully let very shortly.”

He added: “Fast-Track Housing will also be a great addition to the local economy in Bradford. They construct modern, sustainable homes within rapid turnaround times and will create much needed job opportunities in the city.”

Arif Patel, property director for EP Properties, said: “It’s testament to the quality of units we have on the estate that we have another tenant on site. Eddisons have done a great job in attracting a huge amount of interest from good quality tenants in the short time we have owned the estate.”

Eddisons comments on £3.5 million funding announcement for St Neots

St Neots Eddisons

Eddisons comments on £3.5 million funding announcement for St Neots

Huntingdonshire District Council has this week announced an additional £3.5 million of funding from National Highways for the St Neots Future High Streets Fund town centre regeneration projects.

With the total investment into the regeneration programme now at £16.3 million, the extra funding from National Highways will help to deliver three of the six Future High Streets Fund projects, including pedestrian and cycling improvements, High Street improvements and Market Square improvements.

Commenting on the announcement, Matthew Hunt , Surveyor at Eddisons said:

“We are pleased to see further funding being injected into the local centres to provide essential repairs and maintenance where required. Projects such as this go a long way to ensuring the security of our High Street shopping locations from both a commercial and consumer standpoint.

“We welcome any incentives the local authorities are able to secure to provide better facilities for local people and visitors alike”.

To view the full announcement, click here.

Eddisons secure new office space for local HR consultancy company

Eddisons Avro Court

Eddisons secure new office space for local HR consultancy company

A HR consultancy is relocating to a new office in Huntingdon having outgrown its existing serviced office in the town, according to the local office of Eddisons.

Eddisons acted on behalf of the vendor to secure a new lease at 1 Avro Court, Ermine Business Park to HR consultancy company, face2faceHR.

The first floor premises provides 1,052 sq ft of modern office accommodation with parking and is located in a prominent location close to the entrance of Ermine Business Park.

The market town of Huntingdon has been improved over the recent years with the completion of the A14 upgrade between Huntingdon and Cambridge and also benefits from excellent access to the A1.

Eddisons’ Matthew Hunt confirms that the property generated a good level of interest from several local occupiers looking for modern office accommodation in the Huntingdon area.

Owner Lorraine Canham said, “From our initial enquiry Matt was able to support our business and find the right property for us, nothing was too much trouble and he listened to what we needed from a commercial property as this was a big step up for our growing business.

“Thank you to Eddisons who I would highly recommend.”

For more information on office units to let in Huntingdon, contact Matthew Hunt at Eddisons, on 01480 451578 or [email protected]

 

The A47: Only connect

In the first in a series of guest blogs, Rob Facer, Managing Director of developer, Barnack Estates UK Ltd , joins the chorus of approval for the dualling of the A47.

The A47: Only connect

The route of the A47 forms an arc between Peterborough’s and Norwich’s areas of influence – a part of the Eastern region which has yet to benefit from the economic prosperity which much of the rest of this region has enjoyed. A proposal to make this arc of the A47 a dual carriageway, with associated improved junctions for access, will go some way to unlock the full economic potential of this rump of the Fens which, arguably, is the final commercial development frontier of East Anglia.

The business case for the Highways England scheme for the dualling of the 115 mile stretch of the road between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth is indisputable and it is backed by some of the region’s political hard hitters who, with Whitehall and central government support, are set to make this happen.

Earlier this year (2019), I was part of a business delegation invited by the Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority to state the case and justify central funding for the dualling of the A47 to the then Secretary of State for Transport and his departmental advisors. I have no reason to think his successors in the current or any future administrations will not be equally as receptive to the rationale.

The area’s Combined Authority is four-square behind the dualling of the A47 in meeting its remit to serve the whole of the Cambridge and Peterborough areas of Cambridgeshire. Indeed, the Authority’s Mayor, James Palmer, cut his political teeth in the local town and district politics of the East Cambridgeshire fen district and acknowledges that better transport links are required.

But the A47 doesn’t just belong to Cambridgeshire; Norfolk County Council is also a driving force behind the dualling project which will put Norfolk’s fen and coastal areas in a more advantageous commercial position.

In terms of untapping the remaining potential in the Eastern region – internationally acknowledged as one of UK plc’s powerhouses with Cambridge and, I would argue for different reasons, Peterborough at its heart – the multimillion pound investment to dual the A47 will be a pump-priming project.

Improved roads and, thereby, transport connectivity are what attract private commercial developers like me. In bringing land forward for commercial development, the speculative development industry creates obvious and direct employment in construction and the related trades.

In turn, new companies or those re-locating to new commercial developments to take advantage of improved road links, create or add to local employment opportunities and the skill sets of the local population. Then follows the service industries, who finance or advise or feed or supply the new business area’s companies. We all generate tax revenue for central government coffers as well as creating wealth in the locale.

Finally, the “Fen Frontier” will have improved connectivity with the A11/A14 East-West corridor and the East Coast ports in one direction and the North-South opportunities of the A1(M) and the A14/M11 Cambridge to Stansted corridor and the improved A14 beyond Huntingdon to Midlands and the North and North West via the M6/M1 Catthorpe interchange.

Commercial development opportunities are all about making connections.

http://www.bsm.uk.com Barker Storey Matthews now the part of Eddisons is the sole agent on a number of Barnack Estates’ new commercial developments in Peterborough and Huntingdon and advises on the developer’s long term land interests and projects in the region.