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Canada Life Sell Woking Office Campus to Marson Property

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On behalf of Irish Life Assurance, Canada Life have sold Wells Court in Woking, a 38,194 sq ft office campus, to Marson Property for £7.25 million.

Unit 1 and Unit 3 were let to CSG International and Something Big respectively whilst the 16,375 sq ft Unit 2 had been fully refurbished and was vacant.

Hurst Warne advised Canada Life on the sale whilst Marson Property acted for themselves.

Simon Fitch, Director at Hurst Warne said “We are delighted to have achieved such a positive result for Canada Life on the sale of Wells Court. The disposal generated a good level of interest from a variety of different sectors which demonstrates the attractiveness of Woking as a place to do business. Having been involved in a number of building sales in Woking over the last 24 months, Hurst Warne were ideally placed to advise on the sale and maximise receipts.”

For further information contact; Simon Fitch @ Hurst Warne on 07917 531707

Wells Court Press Release Aug 19

Full time Graduate / recently qualified General Practice Surveyor

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Role – Full time Graduate / recently qualified General Practice Surveyor

Job location – Hurst Warne’s Leatherhead office

Salary – On application

Responsibilities – The role will provide the candidate with a broad experience in the following areas:

  • Office, industrial and retail agency
  • Commercial valuations
  • Rent reviews
  • Lease renewals

Selling / acquiring development sites

General commercial property consultancy

Within the role, there is a strong agency focus which includes:

  • Inspecting and measuring properties
  • Carrying out viewings independently
  • Negotiating terms
  • Attending marketing meetings with clients and providing updates
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with clients

Key applicant attributes – The role will suit a confident and enthusiastic person that is keen to join a long established and thriving southern M25 commercial property advisory practice.

The successful applicant will be part of the company’s southern M25 team with good prospects for career progression.

Contact – Will Gelder 07917569111 /

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Letting Success at Woking 8 in Sheerwater, Woking

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Unit 5 Woking 8 has been let to Aligned Assets Ltd following an extensive refurbishment programme by Winter Star Holdings Ltd.

This 4,396 sq ft office was pre-let on a 10 year lease, prior to any formal marketing taking place, at a rental of £22 per sq ft, which is a new benchmark for the Estate.

The Landlords were advised by Clare Charrett of Hurst Warne & Tim Shaw of Lambert Smith Hampton, and the Tenants were advised by Mark Edwards of FTD Johns.

Clare commented that the agents were delighted to achieve an early letting at this level.

The owner is also very pleased that the offices have been so well received, with all 8 units totalling, approximately 33,000 sq ft, to shortly be fully let on good lease terms.

Woking 8 Press Release May 19

Kennedy Wilson Europe dispose of Frimley office investment to Surrey Heath Borough Council

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Kennedy Wilson Europe have sold Theta, their multi-let office investment, to Surrey Heath Borough Council. Theta is located adjacent to junction 4 of the M3 motorway at Frimley.

The offices are let to Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Amer Sports and Zoggs International. There is also a vacant suite which is available for let.

Hurst Warne advised Surrey Heath on the purchase and CBRE acted for Kennedy Wilson Europe.

Peter Richards, Director at Hurst Warne said “Over the last few years Hurst Warne has advised Surrey Heath on a number of strategic local property investment purchases within their Borough. These have all been in the industrial/warehouse sector. Surrey Heath were keen to spread their investment holdings across other asset classes.  Theta is one of the best out of town offices within the Frimley/Camberley area so when it was offered for sale, we identified this as another strategic investment opportunity for the Council.”

Karen Whelan, Chief Executive, Surrey Heath Borough Council said; “We are very pleased to have secured this office building in Frimley.  This purchase forms part of SHBC’s wider property investment strategy, which has been put in place to protect council services after the withdrawal of Government funding for local authorities.  This building is situated in a key site in our borough and will generate an important revenue stream for our vital services. As is the case for all our investments, we have taken advice from a number of independent experts to ensure this property represents a sound long-term investment.”

Hurst Warne are appointed as letting agents for the vacant suite and have also been appointed as managing agents for the building.

For further information contact; Peter Richards @ Hurst Warne on 07803 078011

Theta Press Release March 2019

Hurst Warne acquires £11m investment in Farnborough from Travis Perkins

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Travis Perkins Properties Limited have sold their long leasehold interest in a site occupied by Dunelm and Wickes on Invincible Road, Farnborough.  Since their acquisition of the site in early 2015, Travis Perkins Properties Limited have totally refurbished the scheme. Wickes have downsized from their previous occupation and the surplus of approximately 19,000 sq. ft has been let to Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Limited on a 10 year lease, with circa 8.5 years remaining at the time of sale. The other unit,  of approximately 20,000 sq. ft,  has been let to Travis Perkins’ subsidiary, Wickes Building Supplies Limited, who have re-committed to the location on a new 20 year lease from the date of sale with a tenant break at year 10.

Hurst Warne were appointed by their long standing client to advise on a number of key asset management roles. Hurst Warne agreed terms for the new letting to Wickes, arranged all necessary acquisition reports and negotiated terms for the acquisition of  the Travis Perkins long leasehold interest. The asset was acquired by clients of Hurst Warne for a price of £11 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.5%. Hurst Warne’s property management team are now managing the estate on behalf of the buyer.

ESH advised Travis Perkins Properties Limited on the sale. Hurst Warne advised the buyer on all property related matters with regard to the purchase.

Commenting on the purchase, Peter Richards, Director of Hurst Warne said:

“This was a complicated yet exciting off market acquisition for Hurst Warne. We were able to draw upon the breadth of professional skills within our business to  best advise our client on all aspects relating to this purchase.  Our client now owns an investment which is situated in a prime retail and trade location within the  principle commercial and residential hub of the Blackwater Valley.”

For further information contact 07803 078011


Hurst Warne are one of the leading commercial property agents and Chartered Surveyors in the South East with a network of five offices in Woking, Farnborough, Leatherhead, Guildford and Redhill.

18 January 2019

Focus On Development Opportunities Winter 2018

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We have pleasure enclosing our latest ‘Focus On’ update, highlighting Development Opportunities we are currently marketing as well as sites we have recently sold.

If you or your company currently have a site you are considering selling or you could be interested in purchasing any of the sites mentioned, please do not hesitate to make contact with the relevant Hurst Warne office.

Focus on HW Development Opportunities Winter 2018

Hurst Warne Hires Well Known South East Office Agent Simon Fitch

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Well known office agent Simon Fitch is joining Hurst Warne as a Director, having previously held a senior role in BNP Paribas Real Estates’ south-east office agency team.

Simon is a highly regarded figure in the south-east office agency market with nearly 20 years’ property experience. Simon’s initial focus will be to work alongside his agency colleagues at Hurst Warne to target new opportunities for the company in the southern M25 and M3 area.

Will Gelder, Director at Hurst Warne, comments “We are delighted that Simon has agreed to join Hurst Warne. He has an impressive track record in the office agency market within and outside of our current region. Simon will be a valuable addition to the business and we look forward to him assisting us with our growth plans as a company. We provide a wide spectrum of property advice to our clients and Simon will be free to use his skills in other agency sectors including development and investment.”

Simon starts with Hurst Warne in September 2018.


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Genesis One Business Park Woking

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Following the sale of Genesis Business Park by Northwood Investors prior to Christmas, the new owners London and Scottish are delighted to announce the letting of 13,460 sf to the Rigby Group on a 12 year lease with a tenant break after 7 years at a rental of £22.50 psf.

The building has undergone substantial refurbishment and the remaining 20,429 sf is available as a whole or in suites from 3,348 sf.

Letting agents are Hurst Warne, Hollis Hockley and DTRE