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GARNER WOOD – NEWS & VIEWS 

We have an ever changing portfolio of retail, industrial and office buildings to offer our clients. Whatever your commercial needs, we are sure to be able to find your business the property it needs to continue to grow. If you are looking to relocate your business, call our office today on 023 9262 9000 to discuss your needs.

Deal locked down! – Sale of 1 St George’s to Fire and Security Firm – Key Systems UK

1 St George’s Business Centre has recently been sold to Key Systems UK, Fire and Security providers who will be operating their business from this office. 

Garner Wood are delighted to have acted for the seller in securing Key Systems UK, who will be re-locating from their existing office at no. 15. 

Whatever your property requirements, whether it be a re-location, acquisition or disposal of an asset, Garner Wood have the expertise to assist, contact one of the team on 023 9262 9000 or email property@garnerwood.co.uk

Date: 28th November 2016

Town Jewels - Disposal of former City Centre Jewellery shop to Local investor

Garner Wood are delighted to announce the sale of 1 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth to a local investor.
 
Roux Jewellers who are already located in Marmion Road, wished to dispose of this store, to concentrate on their thriving business in Southsea.
 
Working on behalf of the owner, Garner Wood brought about the sale of the property to a local investor, who is keen to maintain a thriving shopping destination and will be looking into letting it out.
 
If you are interested in this unit, or any others, please do contact one of the team on 023 9262 9000 or email property@garnerwood.co.uk.

Date: 7th November 2016

No cobwebs on Cowplain store – New Costa Coffee opens on London Road, PO8 8DF

Garner Wood are delighted to announce the recent opening of a new branch of Costa Coffee on London Road, Cowplain. 
Working on behalf of the owners, Garner Wood are pleased to have negotiated a deal, to secure this letting for the owner. 
 
Costa Coffee are a strong covenant and a well-known brand, with the tagline “the Nation’s Favourite Coffee”, and we hope this new location will become a favourite destination for the surrounding residents and visitors to Cowplain, bringing a touch of coffee passion and artisan baristas to the residents of Cowplain to enjoy. 
 
If you are looking for new retail opportunities, we can be contacted on 023 9262 9000 or email us on property@garnerwood.co.uk

Date: October 2016

Gino’s and Bambino’s – Re-location in Portsmouth City Centre

Garner Wood are delighted to act for the owners in the recent letting of 6 Lake Road, Portsmouth, to Gino’s men’s hairdressers incorporating Bambino’s Specialist Children’s hairdressers.
 
We are pleased to secure this letting for the owners, and this business which already has a salon in Waterlooville, and was in Cascades, has chosen to relocate to this road fronted busy part of the city centre. Gino’s hairdressing and its specialism in children’s hairdressing, brings brightness into the northern quarter of Commercial Road.
 
Contact the Agency team if you need to re-locate, or are just looking for premises, on 023 9262 9000 or email on property@garnerwood.co.uk
 
Date: 16th September 2016

Stella’s Voice open in Waterlooville

Stella’s Voice charity shop has expanded their organisation with a shop now open in Wellington Way in Waterlooville town centre.

Acting on behalf of the Landlord, Garner Wood negotiated confidential terms with Stella’s Voice and we are happy to have secured the charity as a new tenant in the precinct.
Other units are available, if you contact one of the Agency Team, we would be happy to discuss further, on 023 9262 9000

September 2016

Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rate retention

We at Garner Wood understand the burdens of Business Rates on businesses and property owners, and are keen to keep Business Rates low. 
 
The Government has issued a consultation on business rate retention and reform of the current centralised system. The Government has plans for 100% retention of business rates income by the local governments and authorities. Feel free to give your views and feedback on this matter with the link to the government consultation (Consultation closes 23rd September 2016 at 12.00am).
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/self-sufficient-local-government-100-business-rates-retention
 
At Garner Wood we can offer our advice and expertise in the area of Business Rate appeals. We can review your current business rates, which are sometimes not an accurate reflection and if we believe it to be incorrect, can act on your behalf to raise a case and appeal the valuation. The burden of business rates on business cash flow, growth, and development can be exasperated by inaccurate valuations by the Valuation Office and at Garner Wood we can provide an invaluable service to reduce this outgoing. Contact one of the team on 023 9262 9000 or property@garnerwood.co.uk .
 
9th August 2016
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North End radiates with Beauty – new Salon due to open

Garner Wood are delighted to announce a recent letting to a Beauty Salon operator in prime premises located on London Road.
 
As the retail sector improves, so too does the service sector flourish, with the announcement of a Beauty Salon operator moving into 39 London Road, Portsmouth.   
 
We are pleased to have secured this tenant for the landlord, and we have other property along this stretch of road available, or if you have premises available to let, do contact one of the team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk and we would be pleased to offer our services.
 
4th August 2016
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Another rapid Solution found for neighbouring Flathouse Road site

Having acquired this site for our client, Garner Wood are delighted to announce that 42 Flathouse Road has been let to Hornsdene Construction Limited.
 
Within a short period of marketing, Garner Wood gave the client a rapid result with the letting to Hornsdene Construction Limited, which is a company formed by the senior management team from Brenchley Civil Engineering Limited. They are a utility, construction and maintenance company, and from their locations in West Sussex and Portsmouth, they cover the south-coast.
 
We can help with finding you new premises or disposing of your property, call one of the team on 023 9262 9000 or email on property@garnerwood.co.uk.
 
June 2016
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Graduate position: Garner Wood Ltd are seeking a graduate

 Following a busy start to 2016 Garner Wood are actively seeking a graduate to assist the agency team in inspecting, measuring, valuing and marketing retail, office and industrial property along the south coast. 
 
The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to gain experience in property management work and to assist with landlord and tenant consultancy.    
 
Applicants are advised to contact Property@garnerwood.co.uk with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.

May 2016
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Acquisition - Flathouse Road, Industrial Unit

On the instruction of retained clients, we have successfully acquired an adjoining site to increase their property portfolio, which we are delighted to bring to the market. The site offers over 6000 sq ft of warehouse space and a securely enclosed 5000 sq ft yard.
 
The property occupies a prominent site close to the M275 situated on the north east side of Flathouse Road, Portsmouth close to the Continental ferry port. 

The property benefits from very good accessibility to the M27 motorway network via the M275, but is also situated close to Portsmouth City Centre as well as the Victory Retail Park, incorporating Morrisons Supermarket and Dreams PLC. The property is a short distance north of the planned Portsmouth Northern Quarter redevelopment. 
 
April 2016
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Rapid Response Solutions Limited secured for 13,000 Sq Ft warehouse and 0.85 acre yard on Flathouse Road site

Acting on behalf of the landlord, Rapid Response Solutions Limited were secured on confidential terms for the 0.85 acre plus Flathouse Road site, which is in a prominent location off the M275 route out of the city. 
 
Garner Wood are pleased to have let the site to this large UK based logistics company, with offices in Ashchurch, the Midlands and Yorkshire. They now have large site close to the ferry port and the city centre, with easy access onto the M275 motorway network.
 
If you are looking for a site or would like to dispose of your assets, do contact the team on 023 9262 9000 or property@garnerwood.co.uk.
 
March 2016
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A Good Deal of Sweets and Treats

Garner Wood are delighted to have let the former Ingrams Opticians to a sweets and confectionary retailer, Sweets and Treats. 
 
The retail sector is continually improving and overcoming the tough few economic years of uncertainty, and at Garner Wood we are pleased to see this online business gaining a physical foot hold, with a high street presence so they can expand their stock and business.
 
If you have any requirements for premises or have premises to let, do not hesitate to contact us on 023 92629 000 and we could provide an invaluable service to you.
 
March 2016
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Taking a big bite

Garner Wood have been instrumental in the re-use of the former HSBC bank on Albert Road from the sale of the building to a local developer through to its re-development into a mixed-use property, and subsequent letting to Subway, who are taking the ground floor retail space.
 
We are proud to have been able to secure the sale of 106 Albert Road for a confidential price to a local firm, and have been retained by them as their letting and management agent. Garner Wood successfully secured Subway, who are a strong covenant with franchises nationwide. We continue to have a role in the property, being appointed to manage it on the owner’s behalf.
 
Do contact one of the team if you require any property service, and we can help see you through any property transaction or management needs, call on 023 9262 9000 or email property@garnerwood.co.uk .

January 2016
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Fantastic Let to Fit4Less

Acting on behalf of the landlord, the impressive large space in the former Connaught Drill Hall, which adjoins Liquid and Envy nightclub, was let to Fit4Less, an award-winning corporation in the Leisure Sector.
 
A smart letting for this company offering a smarter affordable way to fitness. Fit4Less are a UK leading fitness club with a nationwide franchise and we are pleased that they have chosen Portsmouth for one of their clubs.
 
If you have a Leisure property to let or have a requirement for space, contact one of the team on 023 9262 9000 and we would be happy to assist.

January 2016
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Cashing in on a High Street Bank

Keen to explore a range of mixed uses a local developer has acquired the freehold interest in this prominent, former HSBC Bank sited between London Road and Chichester Road, Portsmouth. 
 
Clive Garner commented: ‘Despite the difficulties faced along London Road the freehold market is very buoyant and I am pleased to see plans are afoot to bring this building back into use. Our local knowledge and database of active developers enabled us to acquire this property for a retained client within a short timeframe.’      
 
If you are looking to buy or sell a freehold commercial premises for re-development contact one of the Garner Wood team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk
 
14th December 2015
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Delectable Deal

Garner Wood acting on behalf of retained clients are pleased to have secured Bella Calabria, an expansion by the same group of Italian food operators currently trading in Port Solent and Cowplain, as tenants in the busy district of North End in the City of Portsmouth.
 
Bella Calabria offers a range of pastas and pizzas, in a comfortable and enjoyable dining setting, and the landlords are pleased that Garner Wood successfully negotiated agreeable terms for both landlord and tenant.
 
If you have restaurant premises to let or are looking to open or expand your business, do contact one of our team on 023 9262 9000 and we would be happy to cater to your needs.
 
November 2015
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Market beating sales of High Street investments

Garner Wood are delighted to report the sale of two high street investments both beating market expectations, in one case achieving more than 30% above the estimate. Demand for freehold commercial property has increased significantly over the past 12 months with greater confidence in the economy, both locally and nationally and a general positive narrative being reported in the press. With the Bank of England keeping interest rates at an all-time low private individuals in particular are seeking out current account beating returns.
 
If you are looking to acquire or dispose of an investment contact one of the team at Garner Wood on 023 9262 9000
 
24th November 2015
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Law Store opens along London Road

With existing branches in Bromley and Gravesend, and another store set to open in Beckenham at the end of the year, MTA Solicitors have opened their third LawStore in Portsmouth, providing a range of services to residents including; conveyancing, wills, probate and business law. Clive said, 'We were delighted to secure a quality tenant such as MTA Solicitors for this premises given the recent turbulence experienced along London Road and the closing down of the established Co-op supermarket.’   
 
If you are looking to relocate an existing business or open a new one contact one of the agency team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk.
 
23rd October 2015
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Age Concern take space in Portchester

Age Concern Hampshire a regional charity supporting independent living for the over 50’s have taken a new lease along Portchester precinct, expanding their existing high street presence across the county.   
We are delighted to see that Portchester precinct is now close to being fully let despite some uncertainty from local traders regarding the proposed Lidl Store at Castle Trading Estate. Age Concern Hampshire represents a positive addition to Portchester which, as a small town has taken its time to find its feet after the recession of 2008.
If you are looking to relocate an existing business or open a new one contact one of the agency team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk.
 
13th October 2015
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Glitz and Glamour arrives in Fareham as the Fabulous Spin City Fareham Opens

Glitz and Glamour arrives in Fareham as the Fabulous Spin City Fareham Opens. 
Spin City an amusement arcade company with existing branches in Southsea and Salisbury have opened a new store along West Street, Fareham a short distance from the Fareham Shopping Centre. 
 
West Street has remained relatively buoyant over recent years with a range of local and national tenants represented along the street, and anchored by the local shopping centre. We were pleased to agree lease terms with a company like Spin City which is a growing business and has a proven track record.
 
If you are looking to let a shop, office or industrial unit contact one of the agency team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk.
 
5th October 2015. 
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A new lease of life for a former high street bank

A local developer has acquired 8 London Road, Portsmouth an iconic former national bank towards the southern end of London Road for re-development. 
 
Clive commented ‘I am pleased to see that plans are underway to repurpose and convert the upper floors of this prominent building into residential accommodation, whilst retaining much of the ground floor for commercial use.’    
 
If you are looking to buy or sell freehold commercial premises for re-development or indeed investment please contact one of the Garner Wood team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk
 
30th September 2015

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Hammering out a new start for the Masonic Hall

Mr Singh a local developer has recently acquired 28-40 Lake Road, Portsmouth towards the northern end of Commercial Road for re-development. This iconic building, a former Masonic Hall is located in the heart of the city close to the proposed Northern Quarter Development but has struggled to find its feet over recent years. Nick commented ‘I am delighted to see that plans are underway to repurpose this iconic art deco style building, which has remained vacant for some time, with its size and layout presenting significant obstacles to many would be tenants’. It is understood a number of proposals are being considered at present to bring the Masonic Hall back into use. 
 
If you are looking to buy or sell freehold commercial premises for re-development or indeed investment please contact one of the Garner Wood team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk

23rd July 2015

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Coming of Age 

Age UK have relocated to 18 Arundel Street, Portsmouth taking a sublease as part of their continued restructuring and growth along the south coast. Age UK is one of the largest UK based charities with over 430 outlets, generating funds to provide a range of services for the elderly.         
Despite a tough period for retailers and restricted planning policy in the city centre Clive was able to negotiate mutually beneficial terms. He said: ‘the hangover of the so called ‘credit crunch’ is still evident with rents having dropped some way since their peak in 2008. Nevertheless, it is still possible to secure favourable lease terms provided suitable incentive packages are offered.’         
If you are looking to relocate an existing business or open a new one contact one of the agency team on 023 9262 9000 or on property@garnerwood.co.uk.
15th July 2015

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Traditional Parisian bistro opens in Southsea

Cheese and Cheers Ltd have taken a new lease on Osborne Road, Southsea formerly, the home of long established restaurant Barnaby’s.
 
Following a move from France, the proprietor Nadine decided to take the plunge, opening a unique Parisian style bistro serving a variety of traditional breads, cheeses and wines sourced using her local knowledge.
 
Demand in Southsea for restaurants and cafes has continued to grow over recent years, with greater confidence in the local economy. This has in part helped to develop the overall quality and variety of restaurants and eateries on offer.
 
If you are looking to relocate an existing business or open a new one contact one of the agency team on 023 9262 9000.
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