New home secured for estate agency

Commercial property experts have helped local estate agency, haus, obtain new premises in which it can expand.

haus is moving to new offices at West Bar House, in the West Bar area of Sheffield, after lease negotiations were successfully completed by solicitors at Taylor & Emmet.

Based close to the city centre and the Kelham Island district, the move marks a significant increase in floor space for haus, which currently operates from Hawk Works on Mary Street.

Commercial property specialist, Richard Whiteley, carried out due diligence and negotiated the terms of haus’ deal with the landlord of the new build property.

Ian Appleyard, a director at haus, said: “Having worked closely with Taylor & Emmet’s residential conveyancing team for a number of years, it was a pleasure to meet Richard, who has been professional and helpful throughout our transaction.”

Negotiations on the 999-year lease took six months to conclude and haus has now instructed Sheffield commercial interior design and fit-out specialist, OVO Spaces, to prepare the premises for occupation.

OVO Spaces’ creative design manager, Sophie Kendall, said: “The haus team had really outgrown their current premises and this move gives us the chance to create an exciting new working space for them.

“The company wanted its brand reflected in the new design, so we have kept it very focused, whilst invoking a more residential and relaxed feel that might even be described as quirky.”

Whiteley added: “West Bar House will be the ideal venue for haus to build on its expansion and development plans.

“It is a modern, ambitious estate agency, with an excellent reputation in Sheffield and I was pleased to be able to help the directors overcome the legal issues we encountered.

“I have no doubt they have made an excellent investment in the firm’s future.”