Grade II listed building acquired by real estate firm

Berkeley House, a Grade II listed office building in Leicester city centre, has been sold in a deal brokered by Andrew + Ashwell.

The 14,722 sq ft property has been acquired by CECOS Capital.

The building has served as a mixture of open-plan and office spaces and will continue as this under its new ownership.

Designed by Leicester architect Percy Herbert Grundy for Goddard’s Silver Plate Powder and Polish firm, the building showcases an art deco design with several ornate features, including large-span curtain walling, windows, and expansive internal ceiling lights.

CECOS Capital director, Jawad Tanveer, said: We are delighted to acquire such a distinguished property in Leicester city centre. The building not only represents a significant investment opportunity for our business but also aligns with our vision of preserving historical landmarks while promoting modern business environments. We look forward to continuing its legacy and ensuring it remains a cornerstone of Leicester’s architectural and commercial landscape.”

Joe Dodd, associate director of Andrew + Ashwell, said: “This transaction highlights the strength and resilience of Leicester’s commercial property market and despite media uncertainty, the continued need for office space in a central location.

“Whilst there is a lack of Grade A accommodation within Leicester, the sale of Berkeley House represents demand for larger office footprints and a desire to be positioned within the City. We are pleased to have facilitated this sale for an existing client and contributed to the ongoing vibrancy of Leicester’s city centre.”

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