Hillesden Trust represented by Albion Land Asset Management Ltd, has fully let its Brackley Office Campus on Buckingham Road, Brackley, South Northamptonshire, which was formerly the home of DLC, the debt collections agency, which is comprised of four two-storey modern buildings totalling 46,465 sq ft.
DLC consolidated operations in 2018 leaving the four buildings vacant and the future uncertain for the site as an office location. The whole campus has now been upgraded and successfully let to three substantial companies employing a combined 1,270 people in the town.
Avara Foods, one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to some of the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the country, has taken Building 1, totalling 9,210 sq ft.
Avara is already the largest employers in the town with 1,000 staff across its sites. This letting will enable the company to provide improved office facilities for its staff.
EKFB, an industry leading civil engineering joint venture specialising in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, has taken Buildings 2 & 3 totalling 22,707 sq ft housing circa 200 jobs post-COVID. The offices will be an integral facility for EKFB’s HS2 operation.
Neighbourly UK, part of Neighbourly Brands, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has taken Building 4, totalling 14,548 sq ft for its UK Training Centre and Head Office. The new facility will accommodate 70 associates.
Brackley is an expanding town with a population of more than 14,500 and a further 2,750 houses planned during the next five years. Home to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, Brackley is six miles from the Silverstone race circuit and has direct access to the A43 dual carriageway which links to the M40 and M1 motorways.
Simon Parsons, director, Albion Land said: “To have fully let Brackley Office Campus is very positive news for Brackley. Where there were four empty buildings, these are now home to three large and well-known companies securing and creating good quality jobs in the local area.
Despite the global pandemic, the lettings have concluded reflecting all three business’ long-term growth plans coupled with the attractiveness of the high-quality air-conditioned buildings, on-site parking and everything that Brackley and the local area have to offer.”
Chris White, managing director, White Commercial added: “We have witnessed a good level of demand from companies for these four modern buildings at Brackley Office Campus. These three growing companies will benefit from the Campus’ flexible accommodation, access to a quality workforce and excellent road links connecting the M1 and M40.
I expect the Brackley Office Campus to thrive, particularly as Brackley’s amenities continue to develop and the town becomes an increasingly important employment location.”
The terms of the deal are confidential. The lettings agents were White Commercial and Colliers International.
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