Eddisons secure new office space for local HR consultancy company

Eddisons Avro Court

Eddisons secure new office space for local HR consultancy company

A HR consultancy is relocating to a new office in Huntingdon having outgrown its existing serviced office in the town, according to the local office of Eddisons.

Eddisons acted on behalf of the vendor to secure a new lease at 1 Avro Court, Ermine Business Park to HR consultancy company, face2faceHR.

The first floor premises provides 1,052 sq ft of modern office accommodation with parking and is located in a prominent location close to the entrance of Ermine Business Park.

The market town of Huntingdon has been improved over the recent years with the completion of the A14 upgrade between Huntingdon and Cambridge and also benefits from excellent access to the A1.

Eddisons’ Matthew Hunt confirms that the property generated a good level of interest from several local occupiers looking for modern office accommodation in the Huntingdon area.

Owner Lorraine Canham said, “From our initial enquiry Matt was able to support our business and find the right property for us, nothing was too much trouble and he listened to what we needed from a commercial property as this was a big step up for our growing business.

“Thank you to Eddisons who I would highly recommend.”

For more information on office units to let in Huntingdon, contact Matthew Hunt at Eddisons, on 01480 451578 or [email protected]


Eddisons attend Education Estates Show 2021

Eddisons attend Education Estates Show 2021

Eddisons attend Education Estates Show 2021

Eddisons attended the Education Estates Show 2021 at Manchester Centre on 12th and 13th October. This was one of the first events in the calendar to be held face to face since the pandemic, and whilst being mindful of covid safety (vaccine / covid status being checked on entry, hand sanitisers placed around the venue), it felt very much like business as usual.

Manning the stand for the Building and Project Consultancy Team were Partner Ian Harrington, Associate Director Ashley Parkinson, Building Surveyor Ricky Carr, and Head of Business Development Jenny Fram.

Whilst the event was quieter than in previous years, it was a great opportunity to meet both existing and potential clients and to network with colleagues in the industry. It was also a great start to a busy event season, with the Local Authority Property and Estates Show on 20th October, NHS Estates on 9th November and the Schools and Academies Show on 17th and 18th November.

We’re looking forward to meeting everyone attending those events!

Haverhill warehouse freehold sold

Haverhill warehouse

Haverhill warehouse freehold sold

The freehold of a warehouse unit in Haverhill has been sold through the agency of Eddisons.

Acting on behalf of the vendor, Eddisons has sold the 64,848 sq ft unit on Hollands Road as part of a sale and leaseback transaction.

The multi-let property comprises three warehouse units – two larger units totalling 57,000sq ft and a third unit offering 1,492 sq ft of space, plus offices and secure compound, set within a site of 2.86 acres.

The new owner intends to occupy part of the unit for their own business and lease the remaining units.

All vacant offices on the site are now under offer through Eddisons.

Hollands Road is located in one of the town’s established commercial areas, close to the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders with good access to the A103 and A11.

Steven Mudd, agency surveyor at Eddisons Bury St Edmunds office comments: “This sale to a local business owner and investor, who was not the only bidder for the property, demonstrates there remains strong demand for freehold opportunities in Haverhill”

For more information on warehouse units in Haverhill, contact Steven Mudd at Eddisons, on 01284 702655 or [email protected].

Eddisons becomes one of South Yorkshire’s largest property agencies with latest Sheffield acquisition

Eddisons acquires Fernie Greaves

Eddisons becomes one of South Yorkshire’s largest property agencies with latest Sheffield acquisition

Property consultancy Eddisons has strengthened its presence in South Yorkshire with the acquisition of long-established Sheffield firm of chartered surveyors, Fernie Greaves.

The deal will see the expansion of Eddisons’ Sheffield office, which was launched in January this year, boosting the team to 13 and creating one of the largest property consultancies in the city.

The new city centre office is headed by director Adrian Lunn who left his role as Lambert Smith Hampton’s regional director for South Yorkshire and the East Midlands to establish Eddisons’ operation in the city. He was joined earlier this year by former LSH colleagues James Dale, who heads Eddisons’ Sheffield valuations team, and plant and machinery valuations specialist Abbie Hickman.

Lunn said: “Fernie Greaves is the perfect cultural fit for us, with more than 150 years’ experience in Sheffield and a multi-disciplinary approach, and we’re looking forward to welcoming George Thompson and his team as the latest addition to the growing Eddisons family.

“The acquisition marks the next step in our South Yorkshire expansion strategy and underlines Eddisons’ commitment to Sheffield. We have hit the ground running: having only launched the new office at the start of the year we are already working with a diverse range of clients in the region, including banks, universities, local authorities and government departments.”

This summer Eddisons was appointed as an estate management services supplier to the Government’s national procurement framework, Crown Commercial Services, enabling the business to provide property support services to the public sector.

Lunn added: “It’s exciting to be playing an instrumental role in the major changes that are happening in the region as regeneration projects take shape, making the city an even better place to live and work.”

Fernie Greaves managing director George Thompson said “We’re proud to be joining forces with Eddisons who, like us, are a historic Yorkshire business founded in the 19th century. Our two firms’ hundreds of years of experience, delivered from our modern platform, give us a unique advantage and our new combined team have a deep understanding of the region’s economy.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Adrian and the rest of Eddisons’ Sheffield lineup, building on the successes and momentum that they have already achieved this year and continuing to drive the business forward in South Yorkshire.”

Eddisons’ 13-strong Sheffield office offers a full range of services including agency, valuation, property management, lease advisory and building consultancy. The firm is set to expand its South Yorkshire operation over the coming months with further hires planned.

The acquisition of Fearnie Greaves is Leeds-based Eddisons’ second this year, after the firm acquired London chartered surveyors HNG in February. With further deals in the pipeline for 2022, Eddisons currently employs more than 300 people across 21 UK offices.

Double letting at Lakes Business Park

Unit 5 and Unit 6 Oak Court

Double letting at Lakes Business Park

Eddisons has confirmed the successful letting of two brand new light industrial/warehouse units in St Ives.

Eddisons was the sole agent for Unit 5 and Unit 6 Oak Court – a new development situated close to the entrance of the Lakes Business Park.

Unit 5 Oak Court has been let to Envirotank Herts Ltd, a local water damage restoration service provider. The unit comprises 1,750 sq ft of high quality industrial and office accommodation along with allocated car parking.

Garry George, Operations Manager at Envirotank Herts Ltd, comments: “We are pleased to be located within this developing business park. This is a great move for us as the location provides easy access to major road links.

We have been in St Ives for over 5 years and hope we continue to grow our Fire and Water Damage restoration company within the local area.”

Unit 6 Oak Court has been let to a local firm and comprises of a 2,400 sq ft semi detached unit with offices.

The Lakes Business Park is a new development of office, R&D, light industrial and warehouse units in the market town of St.Ives, where current occupiers include Vindis Bentley, Cambridgeshire Police and Cambridgeshire Bathrooms. The site is situated adjacent to the former A14 and is just 13 miles from Cambridge and 5 miles from Huntingdon with good access to the A14, M11 and A1.

A further scheme of seven new units is planned for Autumn 2022 completion with the site.

For more information on warehouse opportunities in Huntingdon, contact Richard Adam at the Eddisons Huntingdon office on 01480 415727 or [email protected]

Warehouse unit leased on Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate

Unit 12 Blackstone Road

Warehouse unit leased on Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate

An industrial unit in Huntingdon has been let by Eddisons to a garden room and exhibition build business who has relocated from Foxton, South Cambridgeshire.

Eddisons acted as the sole agent for the landlord in the letting of Unit 12 Blackstone Road on Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate – an established industrial district with good access to the nearby A14 and M11.

The mixed-use unit offers 13,105 sq ft (1,217 sq m) of warehouse space and office accommodation situated within its own fenced and gated site.

A new lease has been secured to AMC Exhibitions & Garden Rooms to support business growth and expansion plans.

Kate Martin, Director of AMC Exhibitions Ltd, comments: “We’re really excited to be moving to Huntingdon. The bigger warehouse and workshop space will help us better serve both sectors of our business – exhibition stand build and garden office construction.

“What’s more, Huntingdon is well placed to help us to not only recruit skilled people – carpenters, plasterers and other trades, but the excellent transport links will help us operate more productively.”

For more information on business/warehouse opportunities in Huntingdon, contact Richard Adam at the Eddisons Huntingdon office on 01480 415727 or [email protected]

Cambridge retail unit let to new Asian grocery store

235 Cherry Hinton Road

Cambridge retail unit let to new Asian grocery store

Eddisons acting as sole agents on behalf of the landlord have let 235-237 Cherry Hinton Road in Cambridge to a new Asian grocery store.

A new 20 year lease has been secured to Swaddesh Limited. The property offers 1,527 sq ft (141sq m) of space across ground and first floors and with good display frontage to Cherry Hinton Road. Externally, the property also benefits from a courtyard garden and rear loading access.

The property was previously occupied by beauty retailer and pharmacy chain, Boots.

The property is in a popular secondary retail location with nearby occupiers including Lloyds, Barclays, Ladbrokes plus a number of independent retailers. The location is 2 miles from the city centre miles with good access to Cambridge train station which is a 15 minute walk away.

For more information on retail opportunities in Cambridge, contact Laurence Gercke at the Eddisons office in the city, on 01223 467155 or [email protected].


Visual effects firm secure office unit in central Cambridge location

Bateman House

Visual effects firm secure office unit in central Cambridge location

Eddisons has advised Vine FX on the acquisition of offices located at Bateman House in Cambridge.

The new letting sees Vine FX, a local visual effects firm, take an office suite of 2,638 sq ft (245 sq m) on the part third floor at 82-88 Hills Road, Cambridge.

Bateman House provides high quality office space in central Cambridge and benefits from meeting and board rooms, kitchen facilities and break out areas. Externally, the property benefits from a gate controlled car park and covered cycle parking. Existing tenants include The University of Cambridge, Intrasonics, Gene Stack, Stone King.

Bateman House is situated close to the city centre and just a 5 minute walk from Cambridge railway station. In addition, Cambridge is well placed on the national road network with connections to the A14, A10 and M11 and M25.

Michael Illingworth, founder of Vine FX, said, “It’s an exciting time for us and we are looking forward to putting down more permanent roots in Cambridge as we continue to expand and grow.
Ben Green at Eddisons has been a great help and Savills reacted quickly to our needs throughout the process”.

Savills acted on behalf of the landlord.

For more information, contact Ben Green at Eddisons on 01223 448791 or [email protected], or William Clarke at Savills on 01223 347294 or [email protected]


Record take up of warehouses at Eagle Business Park

Eagle Business Park

Record take up of warehouses at Eagle

The final phase of development at Eagle Business Park continues to break records.

Planning consent was granted by Huntingdon District Council in the summer for four new estatesof Condor, Firecrest, Razorbill and Ravens Courts which comprise the final phase at Eagle Business Park and in total 37 units. Units ranging from 900 to 2,895 sq ft and all are available for sale or to let.

Developer Barnack Estates (UK) Ltd are due to commence construction on site at the end of September.

Richard Jones from sole agents Eddisons commenced marketing the estates in late May 2022 and over 20 units have been reserved.

Richard Jones commented ‘ In a normal market place we might sell or let a hand full of units a month or so before practical completion, but to have reserved so many units without breaking ground is incredible.’

Alwalton Hill new builds has provided all the takeup to the larger logistics operators, the Peterborough land market has provided little new space to the SME market where second hand stock levels are at an all time low.

Some units have sold to investors but by far the majority are being reserved by owner occupiers, taking advance of cheap money and the opportunity to move away from renting.

Take up also continues to show approximately 30% of occupiers coming from further afield which is great for the growth of the City moving forward.

For more details on the final phase of units available at Eagle Business Park please contact the sole agent Richard Jones from Eddisons on 01733 5564397 or email [email protected]

Tool wholesaler secures land for further expansion on Suffolk Business Park

C4 Kempson Way

Tool wholesaler secures land for further expansion on Suffolk Business Park

Eddisons, acting on behalf of the vendor, has sold a commercial development site at Kempson Way on Suffolk Business Park to adjacent occupiers, Sealey.

Plots 1 & 2, C4 Kempson Way occupies a site of 1 acre and is situated to the south of Suffolk Business Park in Bury St Edmunds, the town’s major area of commercial development. Neighbouring occupiers include TREATT, Bobby’s Foods and Denny Bros.

The development site will be used to grow the firm’s professional tool and workshop equipment business.

Speaking about the sale, Sealey’s Group Projects Director, Mark Sweetman, said:

“We are delighted to have secured this parcel of land adjacent to our current site which will allow us to expand our QC, Marketing and Warehouse facilities.

“This will help facilitate further growth of the business which in turn will create further opportunities for current staff and new openings as we look to grow the team.”

For more information on commercial land for sale in Bury St Edmunds, contact Simon Burton on 01284 702655 or [email protected].