Principle praised for major property improvement project on historic Crown Estate in London

Principle Estate Management has announced the completion of major works at a highly prestigious London development administered by the firm’s London office.

York Terrace West and Nottingham Terrace is widely regarded as one of the finest addresses in Regent’s Park.

Principle’s most recent project on behalf of residents was the construction of a new, enlarged Porters’ Lodge in the centre of the estate.

The works were overseen by Principle consultant Bob Myhill who has been involved in the management of the development for 17 years.

Rachael Hornby, associate director and head of Principle’s London office, said: “We have in recent years been completing our five-year cycle of external decorations of the entire estate.

“The external redecoration programme was followed by complete refurbishment of the communal areas of Nottingham Terrace, incorporating new lighting, modern signage, new carpets and redecoration with bespoke wallpaper, reflecting the connection with Regent’s Park.

“Our most recent project – the new, enlarged Porters’ Lodge – was undertaken after consultation with the residents, and planning permission and Crown Estate approval were obtained. Construction was undertaken in the second half of 2023 and completed in early 2024.”

The new lodge has been brought forward to the pavement edge and has been designed to improve visibility for the Porters.

It accommodates the modern needs of the security and porterage team and Principle also used the opportunity to upgrade to fibre optic cabling, also renewing the entire CCTV monitoring and video entry phone access systems to all apartments.

The Grade I-listed York Terrace West is one of the original John Nash-designed terraces fronting the iconic green space of Regent’s Park.

Originally built in 1823, it was completely refurbished in 1970 at the same time as Nottingham Terrace was constructed.

A spokesman for York and Nottingham Terraces Management Ltd, said: “The new Porters’ Lodge and upgrades to the entire estate were needed to provide modern facilities, but with due regard to the surrounding history and aesthetics.

“We worked closely with Bob Myhill and Rachael Hornby to ensure the new, completed Porters’ Lodge was designed not to compete either with the historic York Terrace or the more modern Nottingham Terrace, but to blend in with oak slatting and a green roof.

“It has produced a highly satisfactory facility and the estate, under Principle’s astute management, is well maintained to a very high standard, as befits a property on the Crown Estate.”

Chris Green, commercial director at Bloomsbury Construction Group Ltd, which led contractors’ work on the project, said: “The Porters’ Lodge is a project we can all be proud of.

“Despite the fast-track programme duration, the project maintained high standards of design and sub-contractor coordination and integration

“We formed a collaborative and forward-thinking relationship with Jak Studios, BlokBuild and other stakeholders to deliver a brilliant space that is visually stunning and environmentally conscious, yet highly functional for the Porters, and this will serve the estate for many years to come.

“We appreciate the support and quick decisions from Principle, which culminated in the successful delivery of this project.”

Mrs Hornby of Principle added: “One of the most rewarding aspects of property management is working with our clients and customers to see major works projects through to completion, especially when they improve facilities and amenities for residents.”

Founded by Brett Williams in 2018, Principle Estate Management is based in Birmingham and acquired London firm Myhill Newman in August 2022, expanding its services into London and the south east.

Principle now has more than 65 staff looking after a portfolio of more than 16,500 units at around 375 developments across the UK.

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Autoglass opens first new branch in Redditch in 20 years after help from John Truslove

Autoglass®, a UK market-leading windscreen repair, replacement and recalibration company, has re-established a branch in Redditch after a gap of two decades, aided by commercial property agents John Truslove.

The company is expanding its branch network nationwide as it responds to the demands of many windscreens now incorporating complex technologies such as cameras and sensors.

The team at John Truslove worked with Alps Group – acquiring agents for Belron UK Ltd t/a Autoglass® and Laddaw – to secure a 10-year lease on Unit 35 on the Enfield Industrial Estate, in Redditch, a newly developed 3,300 sq ft factory/warehouse.

Sarah Porter, Property & Facilities Co-ordinator at Belron UK Ltd , explained that the rise in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – ADAS – such as autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping technology meant that windscreen replacement now often involved recalibration of sensors that sit behind the windscreen.

“This recalibration work has to take place in a controlled environment, so our focus has moved towards expanding our network of branches as well as relying on our mobile technicians.”

The company opened 22 new sites across the UK last year – 15 moves to bigger premises and seven brand new branches. So far this year it has opened seven new branches and relocated three – including Redditch.

Regional manager Ryan Edwards heads the new Redditch branch, coming full circle in his career at Autoglass®.

“When I started with the firm in the mid-1990s we were based in Redditch, in another unit on the Enfield Industrial Estate.

“The new branch has four bays, and we are probably fitting 15 to 20 windscreens a day. We have eight technicians based at the branch – all former mobile technicians who live locally and are now enjoying a different working life.

“We chose our branch site so we are only 20-30 minutes driving time from our local customer base, and we are already seeing an 88% satisfaction rating for our work at Redditch. The more branches we open, the more convenient it will be for customers.

“Windscreen technology is continually advancing and improving, so members of our team are constantly undergoing training to maintain our high standards.

“The NCAP safety ratings of new cars requires at least two ADAS systems to be fitted, such as collision avoidance, parking sensors and blind spot detection. Most of these systems work through sensors in windscreens and this is only going to increase in the coming years.”

Ian Parker, joint managing director at commercial property agency John Truslove, said: “We are delighted to have been able to play a part in bringing a branch of Autoglass® back to Redditch.

“It is a highly satisfactory deal for our landlord client, with a nationally-renowned business as its new tenant. It also highlights the quality of these new factory/warehouse units on the Enfield Industrial Estate.

“They have been built to high standards that meet the needs of a famous brand on the cutting edge of vehicle technology.”

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

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Council properties prove popular as Bond Wolfe’s latest auction raises £24.6 million

Bond Wolfe sold 100% of the Birmingham City Council properties offered at its July livestreamed online auction.

Nine properties went under the hammer raising a total of £2,127,000 with the star lots being a former children’s home at 55 Stevens Avenue, Birmingham, which raised £585,000 and a Sparkhill retail unit with accommodation over which sold for £550,000.

Both residential properties offered by Wolverhampton City Council also sold.

Out of 167 lots offered on the day, Bond Wolfe sold 146 – 87% – raising a total of £24,643,500.

Bond Wolfe chief executive Gurpreet Bassi said: “This was another outstanding result and a tribute to the hard work put in by all our team.

“Bidding was competitive throughout the day and we are already making preparations for our first auction of the autumn on Thursday 11 September.”

Already in 2024, Bond Wolfe has raised close to £100 million in sales over four auctions. – £99,488,000.

Highlights on the day included the sale of Our Lady Convent in Wood Street, Southam, Warwickshire, for £525,000, which was offered jointly with Wareing & Co. The freehold town centre site has planning permission for ten units.

In Cheltenham, a freehold retail investment at 21 Winchcombe Street sold for £214,000 from a guide price* of £90,000+.

A mid terraced retail unit with upper floors at 5 Evesham Walk in Redditch realised £220,000.

And in Malvern, a Grade II listed former bank premises at 2-4 Worcester Road sold for £290,000 from a guide price of £275,000.

The Toby Jug, a leasehold investment opportunity on Newman Way, Rednal, with a current annual rental of £15,600, sold for £45,000 from a guide price of £40,000.

Residential properties, as ever, were highly popular with several seeing strong bidding before the hammer fell.

292 Sutton Road, a three bedroom extended, semi-detached property in Walsall, sold for £298,000 from a guide price of £99,000+.

In Stratford-upon-Avon, a three bedroom, semi-detached house at 22 Lea Close, which was also offered with a guide price of £99,000+, sold for £240,000.

And in Hall Green, Birmingham, 31 Cole Valley Road , a three bedroom semi-detached home, sold for £247,000 from a guide price of £50,000+.

The run up to the auction on Thursday 11 July saw 606,257 website views, 128,642 video tours watched and 36,171 legal packs downloaded.

Bond Wolfe’s next livestreamed online auction is on Thursday 12 September, starting at 9am.

If you have a property you are considering selling, visit https://www.bondwolfe.com/free-property-appraisal/ email auctions@bondwolfe.com or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510 for advice or to arrange a free no obligation valuation.

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* Each property is subject to a reserve price which may be different from the guide price.  Please refer to the Important Information and legal pack(s) for further information and any additional fees which may apply.

For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Operations Director,

Bond Wolfe, 1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 312 1212, SRandell@Bondwolfe.com

www.bondwolfe.com

Twitter – @BondWolfe

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe, now in its 41st year, has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 500 years of combined property experience. Bond Wolfe is a multi-disciplined property business specialising in property auctions and property agency. They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold seven auctions in 2024, the remaining ones on 12 September, 24 October and 12 December as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

DM & Co. Homes appointed to market second Midlands development by Wain Homes

DM & Co. Homes has won a second prestigious appointment from leading national independent residential developer Wain Homes.

Earlier this year, the Solihull-based independent estate agent was appointed to market The Green at Shirley, a development of 109 homes on a brownfield site just off the Stratford Road.

Already DM & Co. Homes has taken reservations on 50% of the first phase released, with four completions already having taken place and more lined up in coming weeks.

Now Wain Homes, the Warrington-based property developer, has asked DM & Co. Homes to bring Hillwood Gardens to market.

Hillwood Gardens on Banner Lane to the west of Coventry sits on the edge of the city where it meets rural Warwickshire, and Wain Homes is developing 119 homes and apartments with a wide choice of properties and styles.

Dominic Murphy, managing director of DM & Co. Homes, said: “Following on from our success at The Green, we were very pleased to be asked by Wain Homes to take on the marketing of Hillwood Gardens.

“There is huge demand for new homes in the Coventry area, and with the location on the western edge of the city so close to beautiful Warwickshire countryside, on the doorstep of villages such as Berkswell, Meriden and Balsall Common, we are confident that Hillwood Gardens is going to be an outstanding success.”

Sophie Gwnne, sales negotiator at DM & Co. Homes, said: “Wain Homes are offering a wide variety of types and styles of property at Hillwood Gardens and this will make the development attractive to a broad range of buyers.

“There is something here for everyone, from those seeking their first apartment to two bedroom and four bedroom family homes and everything in between.

“For those perhaps looking to downsize, there is even one 2 bedroom bungalow – The Torrington – to choose from.”

In the first release, DM & Co. Homes will be offering six properties that demonstrate the range available.

Plots 3 and 5 feature The Laurel, a three bedroom semi-detached home with a host of attractive features and allocated parking, available for completion this autumn at £319,000.

On plots 7 and 8, The Madeira is a four bedroom detached family home. Plot 7 comes with allocated parking at £499,000 and plot 8 has a garage and driveway at £503,000.

Plot 9 features the sole bungalow at Hillwood Gardens, The Torrington, a two bedroom detached property with driveway at £315,000.

And plot 10, The Acacia, is a three bedroom home with garage and driveway priced at £335,000.

Sophie Gwynne added: “Construction is now underway and we hope to be able to arrange site visits later in July. In the meantime, interested buyers can also visit The Green to see the styles and finishes that are on offer both there and at Hillwood Gardens.

“Completion of the first phase will be in the autumn, so we urge anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”

For further details, visit here or call DM & Co. Land & New Homes on 0121 683 8833.

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For further information, please contact: 

Dominic Murphy, Managing Director, DM & Co. Homes

T: 01564 777 314 E: dominic.murphy@dmandcohomes.co.uk

Unit 2, Forest Court Shopping Centre, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8FG

www.dmandcohomes.co.uk

Editors’ notes: 

DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas.

The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing.

It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land & new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.

DM & Co. Home’s media team also operates from the Cranmore Drive offices, providing photography, video and content planning that attracts more than 100,000 views a month via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Investors seeking solid returns as Bond Wolfe sells Walsall retail site for £1.1 million

Bond Wolfe has sold a prime town centre freehold retail investment in Walsall for £1.1 million and has a large pool of cash buyers looking for similar opportunities.

A private investor has acquired 59-61 Park Street, Walsall, a substantial double fronted property extending to 12,689 sq ft which is let to Superdrug Stores plc until June 2028.

The property is let in its entirety on an annual rent of £110,900 on a renewed lease for a term of five years from June 2023, with a break clause in June 2026.

James Mattin, managing director of Bond Wolfe, said: “We are delighted to report this sale, demonstrating our continuing success selling retail opportunities in Walsall town centre.

“We continue to see strong demand from the private investor market for town centre retail assets, and this further demonstrates the robust confidence in the retail market.”

He added: “We have a large pool of cash buyers looking for similar opportunities, and we would urge any sellers to contact us to discuss a potential sale of their property.”

Pickfords Solicitors in Sutton Coldfield advised the purchaser and Clark Brookes Turner Cary Solicitors in West Bromwich acted for the purchaser.

Interested parties can contact Mr Mattin on 0121 525 0600, 0121 524 1172 or by email at jmattin@bondwolfe.com.

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For further information, please contact:

James Mattin, Managing Director, Agency,

2nd Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 525 0600 or 0121 524 1172, Email: jmattin@bondwolfe.com

www.bondwolfe.com

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Editors’ notes

Bond Wolfe is an established commercial property practice based in Birmingham and  West Bromwich. Its services include commercial property sales and lettings, auctions, property investment, and development throughout the West Midlands.

Bromwich Hardy sells former Listers Group Skoda site for £1.4 million 

The former Listers Group Skoda dealership premises in Coventry Road, Exhall, has been sold by commercial agents Bromwich Hardy for £1.4 million.

A private investor has acquired the 7,268 sq ft motor dealership with ancillary workshops on a 0.7 acre site.

The property became available when Listers Group made a strategic decision to relocate its Skoda franchise to Fletchamstead Highway in Coventry.

Caine Gilchrist, surveyor at Bromwich Hardy, said: “This is an established site with an extensive frontage, prominently located on the main route into Coventry city centre.

“It’s less than one mile from Junction 3 of the M6, and has the potential for a number of uses, subject to planning permission.“

He said that the site had attracted a great deal of interest resulting in a higher than expected sale price.

“The excellent location was a prime factor and while we understand there are no specific plans for the site at present, it could be suitable for roadside retail or further development, subject to planning permission.”

Listers were advised by Wallace Robinson & Morgan Solicitors and LDJ Solicitors acted for the purchaser.

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For further information, please contact: 

Caine Gilchrist, Surveyor, Bromwich Hardy, 1 The Cobalt Centre, Siskin Parkway East, Middlemarch Business Park, Coventry, CV3 4PE

02476 308900

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Editors’ Notes

Bromwich Hardy is Warwickshire’s leading commercial property agency and advises a wide variety of companies and public bodies on all aspects of property, acting for international and listed companies in the UK as well as small and medium enterprises with property holdings.

Based in Coventry, Bromwich Hardy was named top commercial property agency in Warwickshire in 2023 in the EG Radius ratings and was rated in the top five in the West Midlands for office disposals and acquisitions.

Already this year, Bromwich Hardy has lifted the 2024 CoStar title for the most office disposals in Coventry, and the most active single branch agency for sales and acquisitions in the city.

Enthusiastic buyers snap up 50% of apartments in luxury Malvern Hills development off-plan

Half the homes on a development in the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire have been sold by estate agency Nicol & Co even before building work has been completed.

Meanwhile, apartment No 8 has now been added to the list of those on sale at the Adelaide House project in the village of West Malvern.

Four properties have been sold “off plan” to buyers attracted to the development of eight luxury apartments which all have spectacular views of the picturesque Malvern Hills.

Heather Turner, new homes sales specialist at Nicol & Co, said: “We’re really pleased at the enthusiastic interest in this new development, which has already seen half the properties sold before completion.

“Adelaide House is a large property that was until recently used as a care home and has now been transformed by the redevelopment.

“This has seen the installation of electrified entrance gates that lead to a large area of off-road private parking, an established communal garden and outdoor spaces.

“All of the apartments have been thoughtfully designed to make the most of the space available and are finished to an impressive standard.

“Sitting on the west side of the north part of the Malvern Hills, famous in history for its healing natural spring waters, the Adelaide House development combines modern living with scenic surroundings, making it a really tranquil place to live.”

Each home on the development will be fitted with a video door intercom and entry system that can be accessed away from home – a  convenient benefit for those looking for a lock-up-and-leave residence.

Specification for the apartments include high-end integrated kitchen appliances including electric ovens, dishwashers and washer-dryers and fully fitted kitchen cupboards.

There is a high level of decoration throughout, including built-in wardrobes to selected apartments, ceramic tiling on the floors of the kitchens and the elegant bathrooms, which will also have white sanitary ware and chrome fittings.

Along with energy efficient heating and insulation, the homes will each have fibre optic cabling providing ultra-fast broadband, digital TV aerial points and LED lighting in kitchens and bathrooms.

The properties already snapped up are Apartments 1, 7, 5 and 2, and the latest property to come to market is Number 8, priced at £280,000.

This is a refurbished second floor apartment that offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and countryside.

Divided to offer two bedrooms and a bathroom alongside an open-plan living area, with a fully-fitted kitchen, the apartment is filled with natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The property comes with two allocated parking spaces with EV charging.

Apartment 8 is completed, carpeted and available to view. More details can be found at: https://www.nicolandco.co.uk/property/2-bedroom-property-for-sale-adelaide-house-park-road-rps_nac-thh230032/.

Alternatively, potential buyers can contact Nicol & Co’s New Homes department on 01905 930404 or email newhomes@nicolandco.co.uk.

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For further media information or interviews, please call: 

Matt Nicol, Managing Director, Nicol & Co, 226 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8AY

Tel: 01905 799072

Notes to Editors

Established in 2009, Nicol & Co is an award-winning estate agency offering advice on sales, lettings, new homes and land purchase. The company combines the latest in digital media with traditional high street courtesy and service to provide the perfect blend of old and new technology.

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Thriving commercial heating specialists Ignis Group acquire new HQ in a £500,000 deal aided by John Truslove

Two businessmen, who started their venture in a shared office space with a second-hand van. have seen their company Ignis Group outgrow a string of premises before securing their own base in a £500,000 property deal sealed with the aid of property experts John Truslove.

Terry O’Neill and John Mackin established Ignis Group Ltd seven years ago and have worked tirelessly towards its phenomenal growth and success over recent years.

From humble beginnings, the pair, along with their dedicated team, have transformed the company into a multimillion pound turnover business and one of the leading mechanical contractors in the Midlands.

The business now employs over 25 staff and maintains over 1,000 commercial buildings throughout the Midlands and surrounding counties, carrying out service, maintenance and installation of commercial heating and hot water systems. With its robust supply chain, the company now provides a full turnkey building services solution.

The team at John Truslove helped the firm find its last base, in Studley, Warwickshire, but only two years into a proposed five year lease, the continued growth has forced yet another relocation, this time securing their own premises which will cement the business in the Midlands and form the solid foundations to support their future ambitions.

The directors contacted John Truslove to find their next home – a new HQ that was centrally located and would enable continuing expansion.

Terry O’Neill explained: “We had been looking for somewhere suitable in the Bromsgrove area for about three years. We needed a dual-purpose facility and somewhere large enough to keep up with the sheer pace of growth in the business.”

Working with Ian Parker, joint managing director at John Truslove, Terry and John have now acquired the offices and workshop at 4 at Warwick Court, on the Saxon Business Park in Stoke Prior, near Bromsgrove.

The £500,000 investment, along with significant internal modifications and upgrades, provides the company with a two-storey headquarters, with workshop and stores on the ground floor and premium office space above.

Mr O’Neill said: “In addition to the building, we now have ample parking for our staff, and our extensive remodelling of the building prior to moving, incorporates solar powered electricity and car charging points to align with our sustainability goals.

“We have a programme of growth for the next five years, with a need for these premises to be adequate to support the next stage of growth for the business.

The Redditch-based business partners have built on decades of experience in the industry and established an impressive portfolio of clients, with a clear focus on the education sector currently maintaining over 200 schools within the Midlands and a number of higher education facilities and universities.

The company also supports a wide range of sectors including healthcare, leisure, manufacturing, government and local authorities with several blue-chip clients including Premiership football clubs.

The brothers – lifelong Blues fans – have also had the satisfaction of winning a major contract with their beloved Birmingham City Football Club.

Ignis Group has been appointed as the club’s mechanical contractor, responsible for gas infrastructure compliance and maintenance of all heating and hot water services at the St Andrews stadium and Wast Hills training ground.

They were also recently appointed main contractor for the overhaul of the existing heating system at St Andrews, part of the ongoing multimillion-pound refurbishment at the club.

Ian Parker, joint managing director at commercial property agents John Truslove, said: “Terry and John have created a hugely successful, ambitious and growing company that needed to acquire its own headquarters to cement its future.

“Here at John Truslove, we have worked with Ignis group over the years, helping them find the right premises to support their continuing growth until they finally decided to buy a permanent home. We are delighted to have been able to play a part in their establishing their superb new headquarters in Stoke Prior.”

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

Editor’s Notes

Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was established by John Truslove in 1981 and has become the market leading independent agent for commercial property in North Worcestershire and North Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

John Truslove has been named top commercial property agency in Worcestershire for the past four years and continues to serve both new clients and many generations of Worcestershire businesses.

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Former Squirrel Storage site split and sold after asset management advice from Siddall Jones

A large industrial building that was formerly a Squirrel Storage site on a main road into Birmingham has been split and sold as five separate warehouses, thanks to consultancy from Siddall Jones.

The original property at 875-901 Tyburn Road, which extended to 50,534 sq ft on around 1.1 acres, was acquired by Siddall Jones on behalf of Sutton Carter Property Group in an off-market purchase last year.

Ryan Lynch, director of Siddall Jones, explained that despite receiving offers to purchase the whole site, he had advised Sutton Carter Property Group to split the building into five separate warehouses.

Mr Lynch said: “We had strong interest in the original site but knew the market was strong enough to maximise returns on the property by splitting it into five separate warehouses.

“We felt this would capitalise on the demand from owner-occupiers looking for mid-sized industrial units.

“We were blown away by the interest and now have all five units firmly under offer”

Shahid Ashraf, of Sutton Carter Property Group, said: “We are extremely acquisitive and have an excellent track record of transacting quickly, with minimum fuss.

“We are delighted with the outcome on Tyburn Road and are actively looking for similar opportunities.”

Before being split into separate warehouses, the detached property was an industrial warehouse with five interconnecting bays of steel truss construction, with a two-storey elevation to the front.

The freehold building had previously used for self-storage purposes and has a single roller shutter entry at the front and level loading access to the rear.

The properties will now provide good trade counter and warehouse opportunities with excellent connectivity to Birmingham city centre and the national motorway network nearby.

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For further information, please contact,

Ryan Lynch, Director,

Siddall Jones, The Mint, 95 Icknield Street, Birmingham B18 6 RU.

0121 638 0500

www.siddalljones.com

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Editors’ Notes

Siddall Jones, which has offices in Birmingham and Dudley, was launched by Ed Siddall-Jones in 2012 and has grown steadily from one office to two and from one member of staff to six. In 2020, the firm was named Most Active Agent in the West Midlands in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine. In 2019, Siddall Jones was named Most Active Single Branch Agent by number of deals done by CoStar and was a Top Five finalist in the overall CoStar awards. In 2022, Siddall Jones was named the top commercial agent in the West Midlands in the EG Radius On-Demand Rankings. The firm brokered 156 deals including sales and lettings in 2021, almost double the number of the nearest rival.

Thriving digital marketing company moves into landmark Redditch office block with the help of John Truslove

A digital marketing company founded during Covid has expanded into offices at the largest office

block in Redditch as it continues to win work at home and abroad.

Eleven Views, headed by founder Wesley Foster and director Bruce McCullagh, worked with James

Haynes at commercial property agents John Truslove to secure a suite at Grosvenor House.

Wesley said: “There has been a terrific growth in demand for digital marketing in the last few years

and we have won work across the UK as well as contracts in Dubai and even Tanzania. There are no

borders for a digital business like ours.

“I started Eleven Views three years ago and now there is a team of six of us, hence the need to move

to bigger offices. We needed somewhere as a base and to be able to host meetings with clients.”

“We worked with James Haynes from John Truslove. He was friendly, helpful and responsive, and we

had the deal done and the keys in our hands in just seven days.

Wesley is also on the committee board for Future Faces, the Greater Birmingham Chambers Of

Commerce division advocating for young professionals across the region.

It follows Wesley, aged 29, winning the Start-ups, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship section of 2023’s

Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards.

“It was a huge boost for the business and for me personally. I’m absolutely committed to the work of

Future Faces in Birmingham and the surrounding area. As a company we work closely with chambers

and Birmingham’s Business Improvement Districts – I believe businesses can play a hugely positive

role in their communities.

As well as a base for the growing business, Wesley has created a podcasting suite that will be offered

to local people.

“We are a Redditch business and, while we will be using the podcasting suite to expand our offering

to our clients, I also want to make it available to local people and organisations to be able to create

their own podcasts.”

James Haynes, apprentice surveyor at the John Truslove agency, helped Eleven Views secure the

lease on the 782 sq ft Suite 9D on the fourth floor of Grosvenor House, the landmark office block on

Prospect Hill in Redditch.

James said: “We work as viewing agents for Loxton Developments, who own Grosvenor House. It is

now home to more than a dozen businesses, attracted by its excellent facilities and the hugely

positive approach Loxton Developments take towards their role as landlords.

“It provides an ideal base for Wesley and Eleven Views as the business takes the next step in its

growth.

“Our close links with major landlords across the region gives John Truslove a major competitive

advantage when it comes to helping new and growing businesses find the premises they need.”

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

Editor’s Notes

Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was established by John Truslove in

1981 and has become the market leading independent agent for commercial property in North

Worcestershire and North Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

John Truslove has been named top commercial property agency in Worcestershire for the past four

years and continues to serve both new clients and many generations of Worcestershire businesses.

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