White Commercial Surveyors acting on behalf of Albion Land Asset Management Ltd and the Hillesden Trust, have fully let the Campus totalling 46,465 sq ft (4,317 sq m) comprising four two- storey modern office buildings in Brackley, South Northamptonshire, close to Silverstone Home of the British Grand Prix which was formerly The Debt Collection Agency (DLC) relocated from the buildings in 2018 with Hillesden’s subsequent investment into the campus successfully attracting three substantial companies employing a combined 1,270 people in the town.
Avara Foods, one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to some of the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the country, has taken Building 1, totalling 9,210 sq ft. Avara is already the largest employers in the town with 1,000 staff across its sites. This letting will enable the company to provide improved office facilities for its staff.
EKFB, an industry leading civil engineering joint venture specialising in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, has taken Buildings 2 & 3 totalling 22,707 sq ft housing circa 200 jobs post-COVID. The offices will be an integral facility for EKFB’s HS2 operation.
Neighborly, part of Neighborly Brands, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has taken Building 4, totalling 14,548 sq ft for its UK Training Centre and Head Office. The new facility will accommodate 70 associates.
Brackley is an expanding town with a population of more than 14,500 and a further 2,750 houses planned during the next five years. Home to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, Brackley is six miles from the Silverstone race circuit and has direct access to the A43 dual carriageway which links to the M40 and M1 motorways.
Hillesden Trust and Albion Land have invested in numerous projects in Brackley and Bicester to provide workspace and help create jobs. In Brackley, Network 401 is nearly complete with the addition of the new Sainsbury’s, care home, Marstons and Arrow Park production and warehouse estate.
Simon Parsons, director, Albion Land, said: “To have fully let Brackley Office Campus is very positive news for Brackley. Where there were four empty buildings, these are now home to three large and well- known companies securing and creating good quality jobs in the local area. Despite the global pandemic, the lettings have concluded reflecting all three business’ long term growth plans coupled with the attractiveness of the high- quality air-conditioned buildings, on-site parking and everything that Brackley and the local area have to offer.”
Chris White, managing director, White Commercial Surveyors, added: “There has been good demand for these four modern buildings at the Campus. These three growing companies will benefit from the Campus’ flexible accommodation, access to a quality workforce and excellent road links connecting the M1 and M40. The lack of good quality office accommodation in this region and economic rentals and costs compared to surrounding locations will continue to see a good level of occupation in the area.”