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JLL completes a letting to alternative vehicle repair firm to support its national roll-out

Halo opens new centre in Cardiff as part of UK expansion

CARDIFF, 29 October 2014 – Leading property consultancy JLL has completed a letting to industry leading alternative vehicle repair firm Halo.

The unit opened this week in Cardiff and offers an alternative to traditional vehicle bodyshops. The new outlet forms part of a national expansion programme for Halo and follows the opening of sites in Leeds earlier this summer and Westbury in September 2013. Another unit is currently under offer and is expected to open in December this year.

The deal, brokered by Jenkins Best and JLL (Cardiff), sees the firm take 6,465 sq ft at Tolven Court in Ocean Park.

Heather Lawrence, senior surveyor at JLL Cardiff, who was joint agent acting on behalf of the landlord, Charnwood Group, said: “This unit matched Halo’s specifications perfectly; it is in a fantastic location in central Cardiff, right next to key routes in and out of the city, so is an ideal spot for this ambitious company to continue their rapid national expansion.”

Henry Best, director at Jenkins Best, who also acted on behalf of the landlord, said: “Charnwood Group’s innovative approach and quality of construction has resulted in another successful scheme delivered for the developer and again highlights Ocean Park as being one of Cardiff’s prime commercial locations.”

James Davies, director of Charnwood Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured Halo for our Tolven Court development. This was the last available unit at the scheme and is further positive news for the location.”

Nella Pang, associate director in JLL’s Southampton office, who is heading up the expansion programme, said: “We are pleased with the rapid progress we are making with the Halo team in this exciting period of growth.

“With the market significantly improving it is an exciting time to be a part of the company’s ambitious expansion.”

Bradley Hanson, director of innovation at Halo, said: “We are delighted to be opening our third new branch in Cardiff, giving us a solid foothold in our national expansion programme.

“The location is perfect as it is right next to key commuter routes and will be easily accessible to our customers, so we are confident that the Cardiff branch will replicate the success we have experienced elsewhere throughout the country.

“These great premises will ensure that our customers receive the very highest standards of service through our revolutionary and unique approach to repairing vehicles damaged in an accident, within an industry leading repair time of 1.5 days.”