heb complete major Nottingham investment deal

(L-R) Matthew Edwards (Ryden LLP), Andrew Butcher (Andrew Butcher & Associates) and Robert Maxey (heb)

In one of Nottingham’s biggest recent investment deals, heb have confirmed the sale of 1 Standard Court, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN.

Heb acted on behalf of Aviva Investors. The offices are part of the former Nottingham General Hospital and are occupied by NHS Nottingham City. The tenant recently renewed their lease in a deal also brokered by heb.

The historic landmark building was refurbished approximately 20 years ago along with the rest of the Standard Court and Arena Steps site, and the office building extends to some 25,568sqft.

“With the agreement of Aviva, we adopted a strategy of a low-key marketing campaign, with targeted approaches to potential buyers” commented Robert Maxey at heb.

“We were able to generate excellent interest resulting in a ‘best bids” exercise. The final selling price of £4.625 million equates to an investment yield of 6.75% – an extremely pleasing result for our much-valued client”.

The property was purchased by Birmingham based Euro Property Investments Limited who were represented by Andrew Butcher of Andrew Butcher & Associates and Matthew Edwards here at the Leeds office of Ryden LLP.

Andrew Butcher commented “I am pleased that we were able to acquire this Investment in one of the most prestigious areas of Nottingham City Centre. Our clients were very keen to purchase this type of Investment as it has a secure tenant in the NHS for a long Lease term and with 55 car parking spaces in the City centre, this adds to the attractiveness and lettability of the property”.

Matthew Edwards added “1 Standard Court is a very attractive building in the heart of the Castle conservation area and provides great value accommodation with plenty of car parking, in a Nottingham market which has limited supply and good growth potential.”