In a deal negotiated by Alder King and Burston Cook, Jelf has taken the whole of the recently refurbished 24,350 sq ft (2,262 sq m) property on a 15 year lease in a move to bring a number of its operations under one roof.
Hillside Court, previously occupied by South Gloucestershire Council until 2010, is in the final stages of a £900,000 redevelopment by Alder King’s building consultancy team.
This has included enhancing the green credentials of the two storey building and improving its energy performance, with the installation of a new air conditioning system. Internal and external repairs have also been undertaken to create a new entrance canopy and entrance screening to the building and a revised reception and internal layout to offer greater flexibility for occupiers.
The location, which is close to local amenities and has 121 on-site car parking spaces, together with the quality of the refurbishment, made the property very attractive to Jelf who will relocate from their current premises at Church Road in Yate at the end of the summer.
Simon Price, head of agency at Alder King, said: “In a challenging economic climate, Jelf’s continuing success and requirement for larger space represents a very positive move. Hillside Court now offers some of the best open place office space in North Bristol.”
According to Alex Alway, Jelf's Group Chief Executive Officer, “The move to Hillside Court is excellent news for Jelf – it reflects our commitment to our people, our clients and to the community in which we operate. The investment we are making in the new premises will provide a modern work environment with the technical capability that will enable us to provide the very best service to our clients."
Julian Cook of Burston Cook added: “We are delighted to see the completion of this significant deal which provides one of the region’s business success stories with excellent quality refurbished accommodation.”
Acting for the same Guernsey-based property company client, Alder King is undertaking repairs and refurbishment work at Nibley Court, a 10 year old 22,700 sq ft (2,109 sq m) office building in Yate. Alder King’s agency team is now marketing the property while the firm’s rating team is advising the client to ensure rating liabilities are kept to a minimum during the works, and subsequent marketing period.
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