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Says Matthew Poplett, Head of Industrial & Logistics in the Southampton office of Jones Lang LaSalle
Southampton, 25th June 2013: The Industrial Property Investment Fund (IPIF) own 123 Commercial Estates across the UK, of which 9 estates are located along the M27 and M3 corridor totalling some 1,400,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and industrial property. The specialist industrial fund has had a very successful first half of 2013 with a number of significant lettings across the south coast.
In June 2013 the Fund secured the letting of Unit 7 Barton Park Industrial Estate, Eastleigh through its agents Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE. The 60,322 sq. ft. industrial unit has a 1.2 acre yard and was let to Imperial Cars who currently occupy 4 sites along the M27/M3 corridor. The Fund will shortly be bringing Unit 6 North to the market, which comprises 27,490 sq. ft. of industrial/warehouse space.
Other ownerships along the south coast include Matrix Park at Segensworth. The estate totals 14 units of which 11 are currently let, Unit 9 is under offer and a further 2 units of 12,389 and 16,425 sq. ft. remaining available. The estate has an open B1, B2 & B8 planning consent and can be used 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
IPIF also own the Millbrook Industrial Estate located on Third Avenue, close to Southampton Docks and trade counter users Topps Tiles, Plumb Centre and Screwfix with other major occupier including Toyota Car Dealership and Access Self Storage. The estate is highly visible from Millbrook Road which is one of the main arterial links between Southampton city centre and the M271 and M27 motorways. There are currently 2 available units each of 5,500 sq. ft. which can be combined.
In Winchester IPIF own Sun Valley Business Park which comprises 12 industrial/business units constructed in the early 1980s and late 1990s, Jones Lang LaSalle recently completed lettings of Units 8 & 9 to Apem Components Ltd and Unit 1 (3,155 sq. ft.) is currently under offer. 3 further units remain available to let from 3,047 sq. ft. to 9,298 sq. ft., or may sell.
Unit E Deacon Trading Estate, Eastleigh, totalling 6,007 sq. ft. with a large yard, has recently been let to Rinus Roofing Supplies Ltd. A further 4 units remain available from 4,948 sq. ft. to 17,261 sq. ft. All the units have been refurbished to a similarly high specification.
Matthew Poplett, Head of Industrial & Logistics in the Southampton office said: “IPIF really look after their estates and this is shown by the refurbishment programmes that they have undertaken including Deacon Trading Estate, Sun Valley Business Park and Millbrook Industrial Estate. The vacant units are refurbished to a very high standard and this is evidenced by the interest and lettings that we have achieved across all of the estates.”
Liz Dunsmore, Leasing Manager for IPIF, added “We are very pleased with the success we have had across the Fund so far in 2013, particularly in the South East where we have continued to see improved levels of take up. We remain committed to providing local and regional businesses with quality new and refurbished Industrial units, in prime locations, within a well maintained estate environment, all available on competitive lease packages”.
For more information on any of the above Estates please contact Mark Douglas at JLL - DD: 023 8038 5612Matthew Poplett at JLL – DD: 023 8038 5621Liz Dunsmore or Lowri Davies at IPIF on 0800 804 8600
+44 238 0385621