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Fenn Wright: Essex commercial property market

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Fenn Wright: Essex commercial property market

The buoyant commercial property sector in Essex has seen PAI member Fenn Wright successfully completing on a number of high-profile sales and lettings in Colchester and surrounding areas in recent months.  With excellent network rail links, motorways and ports, as well as proximity to London, Essex has the leading edge when it comes to location and make it particularly attractive to businesses.

Phase 2 available to let at Apex 12, Ardleigh

Conveniently located directly adjacent to the A12/A120 interchange, Apex 12 is a prestigious office development set in self-contained, landscaped grounds in Ardleigh.

Three of the existing office spaces are occupied, but two new high spec buildings of up to 12,000 sq ft are due to be available soon when Phase 2 of the development is completed.

These high-quality offices come with generous on-site parking and come fitted out to a high standard with double-glazed aluminium powder-coated windows and doors, suspended ceilings with LED lighting and all fully heated/air conditioned. The buildings also come with full access raised floors and passenger lifts where required. The site is covered by CCTV security cameras and access is controlled to the site via automatic security bollards.

Being located close to the A12 provides the offices with excellent transport links as well as links to Stansted Airport and the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe. Colchester town centre and mainline railway station are only 3.5 miles away, providing a direct regular service into London Liverpool Street in approximately 50 minutes.

Jeremy Newman, Partner at Fenn Wright’s Colchester Business Park office said, “We are pleased to have been appointed sole letting agents for this high specification office development. With offices ranging from 1,400 to 20,000 sq ft, the building lends itself to flexibility as it is possible to combine spaces and vary the layout. The offices are due to be ready for occupation in early 2021, with rents, terms and detailed specifications upon application.”

Final unit remaining at Peartree Road, Stanway
(pictured above)

Following multiple successful lettings, only one unit now remains at Peartree Road, the popular and well-established mixed-use retail and trade park area.

Recent lettings to Quick Lane, The Carpet Superstore and Easy Bathrooms (totalling around 18,800 sq ft combined) leaves just Unit B2 available to let.

This well-presented 7,200 sq ft (669 sq m) industrial/trade counter property comes with a large forecourt for loading/unloading, excellent car parking and easy access to the A12 and A120. The unit is suitable for A1, B1, B2 and B8 uses, although other uses may be possible, subject to planning. Existing occupiers on-site include Topps Tiles and It’s Bed Time.

Michael Moody, Associate Partner at Fenn Wright said: “it is great to see this building almost fully occupied and providing businesses with a high profile, well located, facility to trade. Unit B2 presents an excellent opportunity for

6,000 sq ft let to Collier & Catchpole, Lawford


Fenn Wright are pleased to have let a 6,000 sq ft industrial unit in Essex to well-established builders’ merchants Collier & Catchpole on behalf of clients, NEEB Holdings.

Situated on Lawford’s Riverside Industrial Estate, this is their third unit in the area and complements their existing sites in Colchester and Ipswich.

With roots in East Anglia going back almost 200 years, they stock items such as timber, insulation, bricks and blocks, drainage, patio, driveway and other landscaping materials.

Tim Rowbottom, Collier & Catchpole’s Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to have opened a new depot in Lawford and are keen to let people know we have arrived. We work hard across our three depots to help our customers by offering excellent customer service, quality products and expert advice.”

To request further details on any of these properties or to arrange a viewing, contact Fenn Wright’s Colchester Business Park office on 01206 854545.