Property developer completes move to new offices

Henry Boot

Property developer Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has completed its move into new offices in Birmingham.

The firm has taken space at Bank House and has moved in following a fit-out by Estilo.

The office will act as the firm’s dedicated Midlands base and will enable the firm to have a regional presence after operating out of Henry Boot’s headquarters in Sheffield.

Current projects in the Midlands include the recently purchased 48-acre Imperial Tobacco site in Nottingham and key development sites in Daventry and Leicester.

The Imperial Tobacco project is an important scheme for Nottingham, which has seen early success with a pre-let of 200,000 sq ft and will see the remainder of the site redeveloped once decommissioning has been completed.

The first phase will see the existing 1 million sq ft building demolished and site infrastructure put in place ready to accommodate up to 500,000 sq ft of new development.

In Daventry, HBD is developing two key sites in partnership with Daventry District Council.

The Oaks will bring major national retailers to the town and offer a range of food and non-food retail units. The scheme has recently secured planning approval for an 80,000 sq ft retail park with hotel, drive thru restaurant, pub and restaurant units. The second site involves an area of land to the rear of Daventry high street, for which a planning application will be submitted early next year for a leisure based scheme.

In Leicester, HBD has acquired two sites from Sainsburys totalling 12 acres, with plans for a mixture of retail and commercial space. Working closely with the city council, residents and businesses, designs for the scheme have been drawn up to reflect its key location in the city. A further site at Melton Road is also being developed. Both schemes are currently under consideration by the planning authority.

Vivienne Clements, Director at Henry Boot Developments, said: “With a number of schemes underway throughout the Midlands, our new office in Birmingham gives us a firm footing in the local market from which to further grow our pipeline, both in the city and the wider region.”

Justin Sheldon, Regional Manager for HBD’s Birmingham office, added: “Our committed schemes, investments and development pipeline for the region are approaching £175m – the new office signifies our long-term commitment to investment in the Midlands.”

Pictured at the new office are, from left: Justin Sheldon, Tim Burn, Vivienne Clements and Simon Raiye, all Henry Boot Developments.