Acting on behalf of an institutional client, Sibbett Gregory & joint agents CBRE, have sold a major long leasehold investment located within Poole town centre, opposite the Dolphin Shopping Centre.

The properties within the ownership included a former branch of Natwest Bank (the 18,500 sq ft Arndale House) as well as numerous retail units and offices located along Kingland Road with tenants including Boots Opticians, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Fox & Sons estate agents.

Alastair Knott, Director at Sibbett Gregory commented: “Whilst the ownership and structure of the Head Lease was quite complex, the strategic location within Poole town centre provides numerous development and investment opportunities for the purchaser”.


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Bracken Group are pleased to confirm completion of the new Poole Audi Centre at Old Wareham Road, Poole.

This prestigious Centre occupies a four acre site acquired by Bracken Group in 2009.  The 60,000 sq ft development provides a 24 car showroom together with state of the art facilities, creating the UK’s largest Audi Centre.

Bracken Group acted as developer of the new facility and have retained ownership subject to a long-term lease to Poole Audi.  Completion of the development follows a 14-month build programme.

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Bracken are a Poole based, family run developer, specialising in high-value residential and commercial properties throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire since 1979.

Greg Taylor of Bracken says “We are delighted with the outcome of this major new facility on a prime main road frontage site.  We have developed an excellent relationship with Poole Audi and look forward to this continuing on a long-term basis.  We are very keen to be involved in similar projects.”

Sibbett Gregory acted on behalf of Bracken to negotiate the commercial terms of the transaction with Poole Audi, who were represented by Colliers International.  Sibbett Gregory also acted as employer’s agent in relation to the construction contract.

Jonathan Sibbett of Sibbett Gregory says “The construction of this new Audi Centre represents one of the most significant recent developments within the area and is an excellent demonstration of the ambitions of the parties involved.  We have been delighted to have assisted Bracken Group in bringing forward this superb development.”

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Acting on behalf of an institutional client, Sibbett Gregory have let Unit 6, The Triangle to a new Italian Gelato Café trading as ‘Lollipop Gelato Lab’. The operators behind the venture include 3 Italian master ice cream makers including Mr Ballo Gioacchino Vito, who has been a master ice cream maker since 1996 and has run ‘Lollipop Gelateria’ in Sicily for 20 years. The new café, which opened last week, offers 30 different types of handcrafted ‘gelato italiano’ as well as crepes, waffles, coffees and many other typical Italian sweets. Since opening the café has received rave reviews and has seen customers queuing outside the entrance.

Alastair Knott commented: “Lollipop Gelato Lab are an excellent addition to the Triangle, further strengthening the offer in this part of Bournemouth. Over the past five years, we have been delighted to have contributed to the positive change in this area by concluding over 10 lettings to the likes of Café Flirt, Starbucks, KFC, Tesco Express, Pure Gym & Neptune Furniture (amongst others)”.


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Sibbett Gregory have let the former K’s Café in Swanage to Harry Ramsden’s. The property extends to over 4,000 sq ft and occupies a prime spot in Swanage Town Centre, with a frontage to both Shore Road and Station Road with good visibility from Swanage beach.

Commenting on the letting, Alastair Knott said “This location is an ideal fit for Harry Ramsden’s who have undertaken an extensive refurbishment, fitting out the premises to an excellent standard. We were very pleased to have found such a high quality tenant for our client.”


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Acting on behalf of a private client, Sibbett Gregory have concluded the letting of an attractive restaurant fronting Wareham’s historic quayside. The grade 2 listed property, dating back to the mid 18th Century, has been let to an established restaurateur who has undertaken an extensive refurbishment of the property. The new restaurant recently opened, trading as ‘The Italian Kitchen’.

In addition to the work undertaken by the Agency department, Sibbett Gregory’s Building Surveying team were also heavily involved in the transaction, liaising with the previous tenant in respect of their dilapidations liability and agreeing the condition for handover.


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Chantry Park Industrial Estate offers a rare opportunity to buy a freehold industrial unit on the popular Nuffield Industrial Estate in Poole.

Following completion of recent sales at the development, there are now only 3 units remaining.
Chantry Park has been fully refurbished to modern standards and the remaining available units range in size from 129 sq m (1,390 sq ft) up to 349 sq m (3,760 sq ft).

The specification includes new roofs with integral roof lights, lower elevations of facing brickwork with profile cladding above, new sectional loading doors, internal redecoration, modern lighting, epoxy floor coating and new WC’s.

Each unit benefits from allocated parking spaces and the development also offers generous visitor parking.

Chantry Park has a prominent frontage to Cowley Road, which is one of the main routes through the Nuffield Industrial Estate, and is located 3 miles to the north of Poole town centre.
Commercial Property Agents Sibbett Gregory and Lambert Smith Hampton are marketing units for sale freehold on behalf of the Industrial Property Investment Fund (IPIF).

For further information, or to arrange viewings, please contact Jon Baron or Jayne Sharman at Sibbett Gregory (Tel: 01202 661177) or Alexandra Page at Lambert Smith Hampton (Tel: 02380 330041).

 

 


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Acting on behalf of a private client, Sibbett Gregory have let 9 East Street, Wimborne to Le Petit Prince Patisserie and Bakery. Already well established in Westbourne, Le Petit Prince sell artisan breads and pastries from their in house bakery as well as serving fresh coffee. In addition to agreeing the letting, Sibbett Gregory also obtained change of planning use from A1 (retail) to A3 (cafe).


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Sibbett Gregory, acting jointly with Lambert-Smith-Hampton, on behalf of Eskmuir Securities Limited have arranged the letting of Unit 2 Poole Trade Park to Newglaze Windows Limited.

Following completion of this letting, Poole Trade Park is now a fully let Development with a strong line up of trade operators.

The development occupies a prominent position fronting Yarrow Road at Tower Park, Poole close to the main leisure complex.  Other nearby operators include Homebase, B&M, Tesco and Breeze VW.


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Sibbett Gregory are delighted to be one of the sponsors of the 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show.

The inaugural Poole Harbour Boat Show in 2015 was a resounding success, attracting in excess of 15,000 visitors making it the south coast’s biggest ever free boat show. Organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC), the second show will take place within Europe’s largest natural harbour over three days at the Poole Quay Yacht Haven (20-22 May).

Further details about the event are available here: http://www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk/


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Sibbett Gregory have been awarded the title of ‘Most Active Agent in Dorset 2015’ by Estates Gazette, a leading national property publication. The firm won the award for the number of deals completed in 2015.

Jonathan Sibbett commented ‘We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the Estates Gazette which recognises the hard work by the Sibbett Gregory team over the last year.  Whilst the general market has remained active, we have been particularly pleased by the number of high profile and large deals which have been transacted’.

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