Building Briefs: Carter Towler; JLL; Knight Frank; Malik; Eddisons; Projex

A COMPANY specialising in supplying uPVC and composite doors has relocated from Armley to new premises at Confederation Park in Leeds following a deal negotiated by Carter Towler, Jones Lang LaSalle and Knight Frank.

Value Doors UK has leased the property which provides 10,220 sq ft of warehouse and office space on a five year lease from landlord White Pillar Properties.

Josh Holmes, surveyor at Carter Towler, said: “Value Doors UK needed larger premises and this newly refurbished unit conveniently located near to the M1 and M62 motorways was the perfect fit for them.”

Jones Lang LaSalle, Carter Towler and Knight Frank have also recently been instructed to market Units 1 and 2 Maple Park, on the trading estate comprising 21,744 sq ft and 7,136 sq ft respectively and Unit C Confederation Park which extends to 11,354 sq ft.

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MALIK House has acquired Crown House Business Centre in Leeds.

The former Crown Paints head office building offers 35,000 sq ft of space including serviced offices, meeting rooms and onsite car parking.

The Malik House team will be upgrading the infrastructure of the building including telecoms, security, biometric door entry, creating additional parking facilities and a Biomass boiler to improve energy efficiency.

All Malik House business centres offer serviced offices, virtual offices, hot-desking and meeting room facilities. Its first business centre on Manor Row in Bradford city centre also boasts a large conference and events suite.

The Crown House deal follows on from the opening of its second business centre in Bradford – Oakwood Court on City Road – a few months ago.

The three sites will continue to be managed primarily from Bradford with the creation of additional jobs over the next few months, Malik said.

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Eddisons Fowler Street Industrial EstateAN existing tenant on a Bradford industrial estate has agreed terms on two additional units.

The Bradford office of chartered surveyors Eddisons completed the letting of units 3 and 4 on the Fowler Street Industrial Estate, off Wakefield Road, to Rexel Senate.

The two units which extend to 4,000 sq ft have been let for 10 years off an initial asking rent of £5 per sq ft.

The tenant, which specialises in the distribution of electrical supplies, already occupies a further 4,000 sq ft unit on the site. A lease renewal has recently been renegotiated by Eddisons.

Eddisons acted on behalf of retained client Brighouse Estate Pension Fund.

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PROJEX Building Solutions, which has its head office in Leeds, is celebrating a raft of new retail project wins.

These include the masterplanning and redevelopment of Solihull town centre, as well as further instructions at Trinity Leeds, where it is advising developer Land Securities on a range of asset management projects after recently completing landlord enabling works to facilitate lettings to Tesco, Cosmo and Roast & Conch.

The appointments are part of a raft of new and existing instructions which sees Projex currently advising on nearly two million square feet of retail development across the UK.

Just over half is entirely new build development and includes the 500,000 sq ft major Midlands’ development, Rushden Lakes Shopping Park, which will be one of the biggest new retail and leisure schemes to start on site in 2014.

The remainder involves asset management and reconfiguration of existing sites, including many new build extensions to schemes as landlords look at maximising existing investments in the wake of a stronger retail market.

These include The Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland as well as the Mell Square project in Solihull where Projex is providing initial feasibility and cost consultancy advice on the 747,000 sq ft phased redevelopment of the town centre, covering some existing 87 retail units, 57 apartments, three office buildings and parking for 252 cars on behalf of developers IM Properties.

Established in Leeds in 2009, Projex now employs 15 staff across its three offices – in Leeds, Birmingham and Henley-in-Arden.

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