Speciality chicken wings restaurant will create 20 plus jobs in new city centre venture

A new speciality chicken wings restaurant and takeaway set to open in Birmingham in mid-March will create more than 20 jobs.

Wing Trapp will be the second restaurant bearing the name after the founder directors launched the original concept in Leicester over three and a half years ago.

Property agents Creative Retail and Bond Wolfe have let 2,048 sq ft at 37a Great Charles Queensway to Great Charles St Ltd, trading as Wing Trapp, on behalf of landlord Real Estate Investors plc.

Sapphire Carter at Wing Trapp said they anticipated the new Birmingham franchise would open mid-March and they already had a number of other franchise outlets in the pipeline across the Midlands.

“We are excited about opening in Birmingham as we believe that Wing Trapp, with its freshly prepared gourmet wings, fills a much needed gap in the city’s exciting food offering.

“Our new venture is in a prime location, and with the accelerating return of office workers and the growing number of people moving into the city’s new apartments and townhouses, it is a great time to be launching our first franchise.”

Wing Trapp will occupy the part ground floor and part basement space and Scott Robertson, director at Creative Retail, said it was a welcome sign of returning confidence in the city’s retail and hospitality sector.

“Birmingham is popular with a host of exciting retail and leisure names, and we are pleased to welcome Wing Trapp to the city to launch their first franchise,” he said.

James Mattin, managing director agency at Bond Wolfe, said they were pleased to have secured Wing Trapp on behalf of REI plc.

“We continue to explore innovative ways of utilising our core city centre space, in conjunction with sector specialists such as Creative Retail,” he said.

Great Charles St Ltd, trading as Wing Trapp, has signed a ten year lease. Agents Robertson Brown acted for the tenants. Donna Barnes of law firm Shakespeare Martineau advised REI plc, while Lorna Hegarty of DWS Legal acted for Great Charles St Ltd.

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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

For further details on Wing Trapp, contact birmingham@wingtrapp.co.uk and https://wingtrapp.co.uk/

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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.

Festive flurry feeds huge surge in enquiries for Heaton House

Elevate Property Group has experienced a huge rise in website traffic with prospective city home buyers searching for more details of the Birmingham developer’s Heaton House project in Camden Street in the Jewellery Quarter.

David Hofton, Elevate’s sales and marketing director, said the Heaton House development had more inquiries and individuals registering their interest over the Christmas and New Year period than all the firm’s other developments together.

Elevate is undertaking a prestigious restoration of the historic 19th century Georgian villa, Heaton House, and the scheme also provides 14 townhouses with terraced gardens, 42 apartments including six lofts and on-site gated car parking.

Knight Frank’s Birmingham office has been appointed to market the development.

Heaton House will be formally launched on the market on Thursday 20 January when buyers will be able to meet the agents, developers, study the model of the site, the high specification and ‘cherry pick’ and reserve a plot of plan.

Peter Smith, associate at Knight Frank New Homes Birmingham, said: “Elevate Property Group delivers tremendous developments in popular areas, and we are excited to be launching their latest project that will provide exclusive, quality homes in a much sought-after area.”

Kavannagh Construction began work on the Camden Street site in May last year, and completion of the scheme is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

The project includes the restoration of the historic Georgian mansion, Heaton House, originally a Regency villa that dates back to the beginning of the Jewellery Quarter.

The original Heaton House was the home of a leading Birmingham merchant, William Cotterill. It was an early 19th century villa on Camden Street, which at the time was part of the middle class suburban developments that grew up on the fringes of the city centre in Birmingham.

When completed, this will provide a luxurious 3,455 sq ft, five bedroom dwelling.

David Hofton, sales and marketing director, said: “Heaton House, during its refurbishment programme, will provide a prestigious marketing suite and show home for buyers wishing to see the quality and finish delivered by Elevate Property Group, while construction of the new build properties is underway.

“The scheme, which also includes 4,300 sq ft of commercial space, has on-site gated parking for the town houses with electric vehicle charging points and a bike park.”

The news of strong interest in Elevate’s Heaton House development comes after a warning before Christmas from leading Birmingham independent residential agent Davidson Estates of a drastic shortage of new build starts in the city.

However, Elevate is bucking the trend and will start or deliver some 234 new homes in Birmingham alone this year.

David Hofton said: “We are already well ahead with construction on 57 properties at Heaton House, and will be delivering 79 apartments at Priory House, the former Birmingham Forensic Service offices in the Chinese quarter, and 85 new apartments in Price Street.

“And we are in the process of seeking planning permission for a mixed use development of 11 three bedroom townhouses and 2 two bedroom duplex apartments at Sapcote Yard, at 78 Camden Street.”

This year will also see work starting on 258 apartments at Liversage Street Derby, 60 new apartments on the next phase of the popular Princes Gate development in Solihull, and the second phase of the Trent Bridge Quays development in Nottingham will also provide 58 new homes, with construction commencing on 18 new homes at Edith Walk, Malvern.

Elevate Property Group has built a reputation for quality medium rise residential developments in the past decade and is acquisitive, constantly looking for more redevelopment opportunities.

In its first ten years, Elevate has constructed over 1,000 homes and in 2022 alone will be starting work or completing a further 628 properties.

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For further information, please contact:

David Hofton, Sales & Marketing Director,

Elevate Property Group, St Pauls House, St Pauls Square, Birmingham B3 1RB

0121 272 5729

http://www.elevatepropertygroup.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/elevatepropertygroupuk

http://instagram.com/elevatepropertygroup

Editors’ Notes

Elevate Property Group creates exceptional architectural spaces that respect how important your home is for easy living and wellbeing.

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Davidson Estates more than doubles in size as Birmingham’s property market surges

A fast-expanding estate and letting agency in Birmingham is set to more than double in size within a year as the city’s property market continues to surge.

Davidson Estates, which has offices in Edgbaston and the city centre, had just four staff this time last year but now has seven and is currently advertising for a further three posts.

The latest recruit is Jenna Coghlan who has joined the company as a marketing assistant and front of house, after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a first-class degree in History, Ancient History and Archaeology.

Ms Coghlan, aged 22, was born and raised in Stafford, and used to work part-time for an estate agency in Harborne during her studies, which was when she got to know Davidson Estates.

She said: “I saw this job offer as a welcome advancement in my career away from simple administrative duties and towards a role which demands so much more responsibility.

“I spent much of my degree handling human skeletons, talking about the Iliad, or debating Thatcherism, so it’s been quite a bizarre transition from writing my two dissertations on the Neolithic and contemporary Conservatism, to marketing million-pound properties!

“But I’m adoring the creative freedom that marketing is giving me, as my main passion is writing, and I’m at my happiest conjuring up property descriptions and promotional materials.”

Ben Davidson, managing director of Davidson Estates, said: “We’re really pleased to have added Jenna to our team as she’s brought some refined skills in writing and describing all the great properties we have on offer.”

Mr Davidson explained that the company’s expansion was being driven by the fact the property market had remained strong, despite the interruptions caused by Covid-19.

He added: “There’s been a steady growth in all areas despite the lockdowns, and there’s now quite a surge in the number of deals we’re sealing for the new homes market across the city.

“We’re now keen to get the right people in place to help us handle more new homes appointments and to manage the ever-growing finance department.”

The three new roles Davidson is now adverting for are a new homes associate, a property manager and accounts assistant, and an inventory clerk.

Anyone interested in working at Davidson Estates can call Mr Davidson on 0121 455 7727, 07834 561 537 or email him at ben.davidson@davidsonestates.co.uk.

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For further information, please contact:

Ben Davidson, Managing Director, Davidson Estates,

Head office: Unit 2, Liberty Place, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE

14 Frederick Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1JD

Tel: 0121 455 7727

Mobile: 07834 561 537

Email: ben.davidson@davidsonestates.co.uk

www.davidsonestates.co.uk

Editors’ Notes

Davidson Estates is an established estate and letting agency based in Edgbaston and Birmingham city centre, specialising in residential property lettings, property management, PRS Management (Build-to-Rent), residential sales, new build (presale) sales, land/site finding, development consultation, furniture, maintenance and refurbishments. Founded by Ben Davidson in January 2009, the business has built up an excellent reputation for its high level of service and is now regarded as one of the best and most reliable property agents in Edgbaston and Birmingham city centre.

Worcestershire estate agent’s community fund donates £12k-plus to local groups

Scores of charities, schools and local groups have received donations totalling more than £12,000 from a community fund launched by a Worcestershire estate agent.

Nicol & Co, which has three branches in Droitwich, Malvern and Worcester, launched the scheme in March 2021 by pledging £100 to the seller’s choice of community group for every property sale it handles.

And after the success of the scheme in the last nine months, the company has now decided to continue the community fund in 2022.

Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol & Co, said: “The initial idea came in the midst of Covid-19, when people were emerging from such a difficult lockdown.

“Being rooted in the community has always been part of our culture at Nicol & Co, and we were determined to continue showing that in a more regular and meaningful way.

“We decided that for every completion we achieved on new instructions we would donate £100 of our fee to the school, community group, local charity or food bank of the client’s choice.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from both customers and local groups who all love the idea that every sale equals something good happening in the community.”

Just one of the charities which has benefitted from Nicol & Co’s community fund is St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Ria Simons, fundraiser at the hospice, said: “We’re really thankful to Nicol & Co for launching its incredible community fund.

“It’s a great idea, and we know how popular it’s been because we’ve been lucky enough to receive several donations from the scheme.

“We especially like that Nicol & Co give their customers the option to choose which charity to donate to. At a difficult time for the charity sector, this support is very gratefully received.”

Mr Nicol explained that the community fund has been organised and administrated by a team of his staff at Nicol & Co.

He said: “This has been a great initiative that all our staff have enjoyed being a part of because it has helped so many local groups.

“The process is simple: we leave a leaflet about the community fund with potential vendors on our valuation appointments, and vendors are then asked to fill out a donation form as they near completion.

“We then discuss the vendors choice and liaise directly with the beneficiary to get their payment details, and once each sale has completed, our finance director arranges for the donation to be made.

“The £12,000-plus paid out so far this year has gone to a huge range of local charities, schools, community groups and organisations in Worcestershire, as chosen by our vendors.”

Mr Nicol added that some vendors give Nicol & Co the honour of choosing which local group the £100 should be donated to. Any group that would like to be considered should email community@nicolandco.co.uk.

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For further information, please call:

Matt Nicol, Managing Director, In-House Design & Marketing Ltd, 30 St Georges Square Worcester WR1 1HX

Tel: 01905 799072

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Sweet treat set to open in Redditch, thanks to John Truslove

A new dessert shop is bringing a range of sweet treats to the heart of Redditch, served up with the assistance of property agents John Truslove.

Bakes & Shakes is the latest venture from businessman Farhan Khan and will open in one of Redditch town centre’s most prominent retail units – the corner building at the top of Unicorn Hill.

Mr Khan secured the lease on 940 sq ft at 2 Unicorn Hill – taking both the ground floor and the basement of the four-storey building – after contacting Ben Truslove, joint managing director at Redditch commercial property agents John Truslove.

“I’ve been running a mobile coffee business for the last few years but, after the impact of Covid on the festival and outside events industry over the last year, I decided to start something a bit more ‘bricks & mortar’,” said Mr Khan.

“I’ve been mulling over the idea of a dessert shop for a while but in Birmingham, where I’m from, the market is just saturated. I thought Redditch would be a better place to open – and it’s a very nice place to work and run a business.”

He added: “I was looking for suitable premises on various websites and spotted the premises on Unicorn Hill. I got in touch with Ben Truslove and he’s been great – really helpful, always responded to my calls and answered queries.

“We’re doing a lot of work on the premises to get them ready and hope to open sometime this autumn.”

Ben Truslove, at John Truslove, arranged a five year lease at £15,000 per annum with Mr Khan on behalf of the landlord.

He said: “This is a prominent unit at the heart of Redditch town centre, so it is ideal for a new business hoping to attract a lot of attention. Dessert shops have become extremely popular in recent years, and I am sure local people will find Bakes & Shakes to their taste.

“This is another example of John Truslove securing an excellent tenant on behalf of one of our landlord clients.”

Law firm Wildings represented Mr Khan.

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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.

The firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

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Bond Wolfe launches into 2022 with million pound investment sale in Bourton on the Water

Bond Wolfe has greeted the New Year with another million pound investment sale of a freehold modern warehouse/showroom in Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire.

Such is the red hot demand for prime industrial investments that the sale for £1,435,000 went through in just 18 days from Heads of Terms being agreed.

Bond Wolfe has sold Unit J, Bourton Industrial Estate, on behalf of retained clients, which is currently let to Parlane Living Ltd on a renewed ten year lease.

The 14,7145 sq ft property has a passing rent of £93,417 per annum, with a fixed uplift to £103,417 per annum in November 2026, representing a net initial yield of 6.14%.

The showroom, office and warehouse accommodation has feature glazing to the front and parts of the side and rear elevations, with reconstituted Cotswold stone external elevations. Inside, the showroom has a staircase leading to offices on the first floor.

James Mattin, managing director agency at Bond Wolfe in Birmingham, said: “This is further example of our growing national reach, following on from significant industrial sales in Ilfracombe, Gillingham and Southampton.

“This freehold unit occupies a highly visible corner plot within 0.25 miles of the A429 Fosseway and is let to a tenant who has been in occupation for over 20 years.

“The vendors are retained, long established clients of Bond Wolfe and we were pleased to achieve such a successful sale for them.”

Andy Price at AP Investment advised the purchasers. The vendors were represented by Terry Dickson of Leamington Spa law firm Wright Hassall.

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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

Issued by Andy Skinner, ASAP PR, mobile 07990 978257.

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.

Surging workload sees building firm move to bigger base, aided by John Truslove

Major growth over the last year has led to a Redditch-based building and maintenance firm taking on more workers and tripling the size of its premises, aided by commercial property agents John Truslove.

Beaman Developments Ltd has seen its workload double over the last year, from maintaining facilities for a range of client companies to carrying out a string of home improvement projects.

The resulting growth has created new full time jobs at the firm as director Neill Beaman contacted commercial property experts John Truslove to find bigger premises.

Mr Beaman said: “John Truslove helped us find our last set of premises, so they were my first port of call when we decided we needed somewhere bigger.

“The ideal unit turned out to be over the road and wasn’t even being advertised when Ian Parker at John Truslove suggested it. It is three times the size of our previous unit. The process has been plain sailing; no hitches, no problems.”

Ian Parker, joint managing director at John Truslove, agreed a five year tenancy agreement with Beaman Developments Ltd on the 1,744 sq ft Unit 4 at Howard Road, on the popular Park Farm industrial estate in Redditch, at £10,000 per annum.

Neill Beaman founded his building and maintenance business in 2002 but has seen substantial growth over the last year, despite lockdown.

“We’ve built up a strong reputation for our work – most of our business comes through word of mouth from existing customers. Business has doubled over the last 12 months and I’ve been able to start employing tradespeople such as a bricklayer and a carpenter, so there are six of us working full time now.

“As well as home improvement projects, such as extensions, bathrooms and kitchens, we have seen more commercial work.

“We do regular premises maintenance and building work for a number of companies, most recently the Steamhouse Bakery bagel business. We worked on their new bakery and restaurant in Redditch as well as their branches in Worcester and Leamington Spa.”

Neill added: “One of the benefits of our bigger premises is that we can hold more stock, reducing the impact of the shortages in supply that have hit the building industry over recent months.”

Ian Parker said: “It is always satisfying to be able to help a thriving business find new premises to provide them with the platform for the next stage in their growth, and this is the second time we’ve worked with Neill and Beaman Developments Ltd.

“We have the widest portfolio of business premises across this area, so we are always in a position to help a business whatever its property needs.”

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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.

The firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

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Million pounds lots help Bond Wolfe set new sales record in 2021

Two lots selling for a million pounds and more were the highlights of Bond Wolfe’s live streamed December auction which saw the fast growing firm set a new annual record.

The attractive Grade II listed self-contained offices at 54 Newhall Street in Birmingham’s Central Business District, sold prior to the auction for £1 million.

But this result was outdone by the prior sale of commercial investment Chapel Court on the corner of Market Street and Queen Street in Wolverhampton, which raised £1.65 million.

These were just two of the outstanding results that saw Bond Wolfe sell 180 of the 191 lots offered, raising £29.2 million for a success rate of 95%.

Bond Wolfe chief executive Gurpreet Bassi said: “The total means that Bond Wolfe has set a new sales record in 2021 of over £175 million, and the momentum is set to carry into 2022 with lots already being booked into the first auction of the year on Wednesday 9 February.

“I am really proud of the achievements of all of our team and the dedication and hard work that has produced this outstanding result for 2021.”

Interest in Bond Wolfe’s livestreamed auctions has remained high throughout the year, with the December auction receiving 755,774 website page views, 201,467 video tours, 47,351 legal documents downloaded and 24,815 viewers logging in to watch and bid on the live auction.

Further highlights in the auction included the sale of both commercial ground rent lots for Birmingham City Council, with 308-310 Park Road, Hockley, selling for £158,000 and 100 Windsor Street South in Nechells raising £151,500.

Another outstanding result saw competitive bidding for a substantial pair of mid-terraced houses in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, which have been converted into six self-contained flats. From a guide price* of £150,000, they sold for £590,000.

A three bedroom mid-terraced house at 275 Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham, sold for £192,000 from a guide price of £50,000.

And over in Great Barr, 50 Charnwood Road, a three bedroom semi-detached house sold for £178,000 from a guide price of £90,000.

There was also keen interest in the result of the sale of four bedroom detached house at 30 Marlborough Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, which was being sold on behalf of The Methodist Church Birmingham Circuit. Offered with a guide price of £335,000, the hammer finally fell at £391,000.

A three bedroom mid-terraced property at 217 Charles Road in Small Heath, Birmingham, with a guide price of £50,000, sold for £222,000.

And a property in the most popular category in Bond Wolfe’s auctions – a two bedroom mid-terraced house in Ward End, Birmingham – sold for £147,000 from a guide price of £60,000+.

Bond Wolfe’s next auction starts at 9am on Wednesday 9 February 2022, and property owners interested in selling can arrange a free auction appraisal by calling 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510, or by visiting https://www.bondwolfe.com/free-property-appraisal/

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For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Head of Marketing and Communications,

Bond Wolfe Auctions,

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

0121 312 1212

www.bondwolfeauctions.com, Twitter – @BondWolfeAuc

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 300 years of combined property experience.  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 eight auctions in 2022 as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

Principle to manage new apartments and commercial units in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

A modern property design company has instructed Principle Estate Management to look after its new mixed-use in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Principle will manage Liv Projekt’s units at 1 and 2 Legge Lane which includes nine townhouses, four ‘live and work’ units which the developer is retaining to rent out, and a further commercial unit.

The residential units include one two-bedroomed townhouse marketed at £550,000 and eight three-bedroomed townhouses marketed from £675,000 to £895,000.

Robert Simonds, a partner at Principle who heads the firm’s new build portfolio, said: “We’re delighted to have won this bespoke mixed-use development as Principle’s presence continues to expand within the Jewellery Quarter.

“We have worked closely with Liv Projekt on the set up of the scheme and have advised on a number of management strategy items.

“The first residents have now moved in, and we have now been contracted to manage the development as part of our new build portfolio.”

The Legge Lane development saw Liv Projekt working with award-winning Sjölander da Cruz Architects on a design that reflected the rich history and industrial architecture of the Jewellery Quarter.

Liv Projekt has explained that pen manufacturers, cigarette case makers, jewellery box producers and a safety razor works were just a few of the trades that had been based at 1 and 2 Legge Lane over the last century and a half.

In a brochure about the development, Liv Projekt said: “The Jewellery Quarter is always evolving, but it keeps a unique bustle, sense of purpose and innovation at its heart.

“Legge Lane was at the centre of manufacturing in the area for 150 years and we have had our eye on the site for years.

“A gap in the street with a 1960s factory at the back, it stood out like a sore thumb, and our scheme for now creates a new place and completes the street.

“We started from scratch and designed the houses to make the most of the features of the site.

“Working closely with Sjölander da Cruz Architects, we thought carefully about how people would use the houses, sketching and modelling them to get to grips with the potential of each one becoming a one-off home.

“We care about what we build, for us it’s personal, and we only build places we would want to live in ourselves.”

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Brett Williams, a past chairman of the Association of Residential Managing Agents who has more than 30 years of experience in the sector.

The company has since grown to look after a portfolio approaching 8,000 units in around 250 developments across the UK.

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For further information please contact:

Brett Williams,

Principle Estate Management LLP, 137 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SF

Tel: 07954 078711 / 0121 289 4315

Email: BWilliams@PrincipleEstate.co.uk

www.PrincipleEstate.co.uk

https://www.linkedin.com/company/principle-estate-management/

https://www.facebook.com/PrincipleEstateManagement/

 

Editors’ notes:

Principle is a customer-focused managing agent providing a transparent property management service to the highest standards nationwide, focusing particularly on the management of apartment buildings. Principle Estate Management, based in Birmingham, launched in Spring 2018 and is led by experienced chartered surveyors. The business was born out of a passion for “doing it right” through a director-led, friendly approach combined with robust systems that maximize efficiency. Principle provides a service that sets the aspirational standard for other agents. The company manages modern apartment buildings, traditional blocks of flats, mixed use developments, private housing estates and private rented sector (PRS) or build-to-rent (BTR) developments, as well as portfolios of rented properties for residential or commercial landlords

New office move for expanding McDonald’s franchise

A thriving McDonald’s franchise has expanded into bigger offices in Redditch, aided by John Truslove, as the restaurant business looks forward to further growth.

Robert Holdcroft has worked for McDonald’s for more than 35 years, and now operates eight restaurants around the region, employing over 700 people.

He has now moved his office and administrative operations into Shrubbery House in Redditch.

Mr Holdcroft runs the three McDonald’s branches in Redditch – in the Kingfisher Centre and two Drive Thru branches in Oakenshaw and Moons Moat – as well as restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester and the Birmingham suburbs of Northfield and Yardley Wood.

Explaining the move, he said: “I have always had an office in Redditch, which is the centre of my organisation, however, I recently felt that we now need a larger facility, convenient to the town centre, and with adequate car parking.

“As such I turned to John Truslove, who sourced a first class facility. I am delighted that we have secured the property on a long term lease and look forward to spending more time with my team in and around Redditch.”

Ian Parker, joint managing director at John Truslove, helped the franchise secure a three-year lease on 932 sq ft of office space at Shrubbery House, at 47 Prospect Hill in Redditch.

Mr. Parker said: “The pandemic proved a difficult time for the hospitality industry, so it is particularly cheering to see how well businesses like Robert Holdcroft’s McDonald’s franchise have weathered the storm.

“We are delighted to have been able to help him find suitable new premises for his central office operations and are confident that the business will continue to thrive in the future. Part of our role here at John Truslove is using our unrivalled knowledge of the local commercial property market to match growing businesses with the right premises and the right landlords.”

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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.

The firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

Issued by Andy Skinner of ASAP PR, mobile 07990 978257.