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M&G goes on property spree

May 2018 - Uncategorized

M&G goes on property spree

M&G Real Estate is to finance 315 build-to-rent homes in Reading, a town in south east England, reflecting increasing interest in the sector by the asset management industry.

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Campbell Gordon team up with TSP at Beale Park

May 2018 - Uncategorized

Campbell Gordon team up with TSP at Beale Park

On Friday 18th May, Campbell Gordon were delighted to join up with TSP for a day of volunteering at Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens. Beale Park is a 350 acre park situated just north of Pangbourne, Berkshire with a large collection of small exotic animals, farm animals and birds as well as landscaped gardens and woodlands.

Alice, Jake and Charlie joined TSP for a day’s gardening and painting including helping out with Beale Park’s newest project, their new aviary.

M&G to finance Reading Station BTR

May 2018 - Costar, The Business Magazine

M&G to finance Reading Station BTR

M&G Real Estate is to finance 315 build-to-rent homes adjacent to Reading Station, bringing its investment in the residential sector to circa £900m.

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Lincoln Property Company revives hope for Reading Station Hill site

May 2018 - Property Week

Lincoln Property Company revives hope for Reading Station Hill site

In February, when Property Week revealed that Texas-based Lincoln Property Company was in advanced negotiations to buy the Station Hill site in Reading, the news was welcomed in the Thames Valley town.

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Green Park Station in Reading to open one year ahead of schedule

March 2018 - Uncategorized

Green Park Station in Reading to open one year ahead of schedule

Plans for the station and wider Green Park Village development were discussed during a visit by the Transport Secretary.

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Westcore lands Instant for Reading’s biggest office letting of 2017

February 2018 - Costar

Westcore lands Instant for Reading’s biggest office letting of 2017

Westcore Europe has signed Instant Managed Offices as its first occupier at Kennet Place, Reading, in what it said was largest office letting in Reading in 2017.

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Fidelity lands Bracknell tenant

January 2018 - Costar

Fidelity lands Bracknell tenant

Fidelity UK Real Estate Fund has completed the letting of 17,000 sq ft of offices in Bracknell to Bracknell Forest Homes.

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KTM Online moves into the E-Centre, Bracknell

January 2018 - Thames Tap

KTM Online, part of Greentech Distribution plc, has taken space at Unit 5 of the E-Centre in Bracknell.

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Campbell Gordon promotes four

December 2017 - Costar

Campbell Gordon, the Thames Valley specialist, has promoted four members of its team.

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61 homes approved at Bracknell & Wokingham College site

November 2017 - Uncategorized

61 homes approved at Bracknell & Wokingham College site

Cala Homes has won permission to build 61 houses and flats on the former Wick Hill campus of Bracknell and Wokingham College.

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Vacant secondary offices – A dramatic increase in value

October 2017 - The Business Magazine

In 2013 the Government changed Permitted Development Rights legislation to allow developers to convert offices to residential use without the need for full planning consent.  The developments can be delivered with 100% private units, in other words without the inclusion of the social rented or shared ownership accommodation that is associated with a full residential planning consent, writes Duncan Campbell of Campbell Gordon.

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Westcore brings former Pru Reading HQ block out

September 2017 - Costar

Westcore brings former Pru Reading HQ block out

Westcore Europe has appointed Campbell Gordon and Knight Frank to market Kennet Place, its 70,000 sq.ft office refurbishment on Kings Road in Reading town centre.

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M&G/Bell Hammer bring out final phase of major Reading estate

September 2017 - Costar

M&G/Bell Hammer bring out final phase of major Reading estate

M&G Real Estate and development partner Bell Hammer have launched No 2 Forbury Place, the 192,000 sq.ft final stage of the giant Forbury Place estate in Reading town centre.

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Topland doubles up in Reading

July 2017 - Costar

Topland doubles up in Reading

Topland has signed two tenants at its recently acquired Reading Bridge House.  OneSelect Energy has located to the building’s 7th floor, taking 5,920 sq.ft on a five year lease at £27.50 per sq.ft.  Group BC will be on part of the 9th floor taking 4,419 sq.ft at a new record rent for the building of £28 per sq.ft.  Group BC has taken a 10 year lease.
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McKay leases 40,000 sq ft Reading HQ to co-working group Spaces

June 2017 - Costar

McKay leases 40,000 sq ft Reading HQ to co-working group Spaces

McKay Securities, the UK REIT specialising exclusively in the London and South East office and industrial markets, has let the whole of 9 Greyfriars Road, its speculative 39,620 sqft office development in Reading, to IWG’s (formerly Regus) creative workspace arm Spaces.
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Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

May 2017 - Awards

Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY CONSULTANCY – CLIENT SERVICE

WINNER – CAMPBELL GORDON

Two consultancies were contesting this award, and both were hoping for one answer to make them smile.

Campbell Gordon – a submission encapsulating the firm’s great work since 2013 in defining and implementing a successful property strategy for Bracknell & Wokingham College.

Vail Williams – a submission highlighting dependable client service for St John Ambulance over nearly 20 years and involving scores of properties.

Colin Allan, managing director for Morgan Lovell, once again presented the winner’s award.

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Hermes makes double Reading letting

May 2017 - Property Week

Hermes makes double Reading letting

Hermes Investment Management has made a couple of lettings at its Abbey Gardens office complex in Reading.

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Salmon leases at Ascot

January 2017 - Costar

Salmon Harvester Properties (SHP) has let a 3,269 sq ft floor in its 2 Queen’s Square office building on Ascot Business Park in Ascot.

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Salmon nets record rent on Ascot Business Park

January 2017 - Costar

Salmon Harvester Properties (SHP) has let a 3,252 sq ft floor in its 2 Queen’s Square office building on Ascot Business Park.

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Westcore buys Reading’s Alpha Building

January 2017 - Costar

Westcore UK has bought the Alpha Building, a 68,000 sq ft office in the centre of Reading, from Aberdeen Asset Management for close to the £12.5m guide price.

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M&G/Bell Hammer launch in Reading

January 2017 - Costar

M&G and Bell Hammer have formally brought to market for lease the latest phases of their Forbury Place development, a circa 600,000 sq ft urban estate being part speculatively developed in the centre of Reading. The current quoting rent of £37.50 per sq ft will be seen as further evidence of rebounding office space prices in key UK centres.

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Five more sign at Green Park

January 2017 - Costar

Five more sign at Green Park

Five occupiers have signed for Reading’s 195-acre Green Park office campus in Reading.

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Deals 12 months to July 2016

May 2016 - Estates Gazette

Deals 12 months to July 2016

CBRE has rebounded to the top of the Western Corridor office league table. Amid falling take-up and deals, it doubled both its disposals, to 711,000 sq ft, and deal numbers, to 44, to storm over 250,000 sq ft clear at the top. Unlike previous years, a town centre deal was the largest overall.

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