Hurstwood Holdings acquires landmark office building in Birmingham city centre

Hurstwood Holdings, the ambitious Manchester based property investment and development company, has made a strategic new acquisition following the purchase of a 40,000 sq ft landmark office building in Aston, Birmingham for an undisclosed price and a net initial yield of 15%.

The building, Aqueous II, is almost fully let with three occupiers in situ; the first two floors totalling 13,168 sq ft are leased to ATS Euromaster Limited with The Association of British Dispensing Opticians taking 10,999 sq ft over the top two floors. The 5,300 sq ft ground floor suite is let to IKEA Limited. Only a 6,577 sq ft suite on the third floor remains available.

Ideally situated close to Birmingham’s Central Business District and prominently visible from the M6, this is the first building that Hurstwood Holdings has bought in the city centre.

Chairman and CEO of Hurstwood Holdings, Stephen Ashworth says: “This has been a deal that has been two years in the making and I was determined to make this building part of Hurstwood’s extensive £350 million national portfolio with over 1,200 occupier clients. The calibre of the occupiers and the fact that there is still opportunity to further enhance the long term value of the asset make it a unique investment purchase.”

Stephen continues: “As a Manchester based firm, we are pleased to report our continued to success in what is without doubt a challenging market. Our strong financial position enables us to continue to actively invest, recruit and expand, reinforcing our commitment to growth and resilience.”

“Our team worked alongside, Richard Bousfield from our sister company, Hurstwood Asset Management. Together provided the funding and we were very pleased to have the opportunity to complete another deal with them. I also want to acknowledge our solicitors, Gateleys who were strongly supported by our inhouse lawyer, Jayne Hindle.”

The vendor, CLS Holdings, was unrepresented.