Coronavirus Impact Management Statement

Coronavirus Impact Management Statement

With the increasing spread of Covid-19 we would like to share with you how Helmsley Group and Colenso are planning to mitigate potential impact to the services we provide.

In line with most organisations, and following the advice of Public Health England, we are focusing on preventing the spread of infection and as such have issued guidelines to all staff on hygiene best practice, which we are rigorously enforcing across our office.

We have reviewed our Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and tested our Emergency Plan, specifically in relation to staff communications.

As a company we use cloud technology for our key business systems, and already support remote working. Measures have been put in place to ensure all staff have the capability to work remotely with laptops / mobiles should we need to close the office or encourage isolation.

Therefore should we need to implement our Emergency Procedures in line with our Business Continuity Plan, then day-to-day activity will be largely unaffected.  We envisage, therefore, that impact is likely to be minimal in the event the advice from Public Health England is to close the workplace or have people self-isolate.

In extreme circumstances, our key focus will be to maintain contact with our clients and keep business disruption to a minimum.

Please bear with us during this period of uncertainty for us all. Although there may be business delays we will endeavour to prioritise workload accordingly to keep these at a minimum. With quarterly rent distributions due at the end of March 2020, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and update you accordingly.

Outside of this current threat, as a matter of course, we cross-train our staff so that in the event that any area of the business were to be severely impacted in any way we can reconfigure Support operations as required.

As for all of us, the situation remains dynamic and we will be issuing updates as advice from the authorities or our own company’s circumstances change.

Should you have any queries, then please contact one of the Helmsley Group team.

Helmsley Group acquire magical new property on the Shambles, York, one of its most famous streets

Helmsley Group acquire magical new property on the Shambles, York, one of its most famous streets

On behalf of our client investors Helmsley Group have bought a magical new property on the Shambles in York, one of its most famous streets. Currently home to World of Wizardry, we’ve acquired  a small 1,500 sq ft ground floor retail unit which includes three upper floors and three individual apartments which we intend to use for holiday let income.

As part of this latest acquisition, we’re taking the opportunity to diversify what we do, transforming the apartments into three unique holiday lets to add value and income for our investors. We’ve also created another three apartments in a prime location on Spurriergate soon to be launched.

All of the apartments are listed on Airbnb and you can take a first look at them here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/41925428?location=Shambles%2C%20York%2C%20UK&adults=1&check_in=2020-03-06&check_out=2020-03-08&poi_place_id=3457947&source_impression_id=p3_1580407588_Zm%2B11DaO85gOtW6m

We are looking to grow this specific area in the future so please send details of any similar investment/holiday let opportunities in York through to Edward-harrowsmith@helmsley.com

Hereford works completed

Hereford works completed

Work completed just before Christmas on four luxury apartments by Helmsley Group in Hereford town centre.

The homes are housed in a Grade II* listed building and offer stunning views of Hereford Cathedral.

Tom Sykes from Helmsley Group says: “These apartments are full of character, with features like spiral staircases and windows that overlook Hereford cathedral making them really stand out. The designs make use of natural light, offering people a stunning place to live in a beautiful building right in the town centre.”

For further information please contact Tom Sykes on tom-sykes@helmsley.co.uk

York office market remains strong as VetPartners moves to Clifton Moor

York office market remains strong as VetPartners moves to Clifton Moor

VetPartners is preparing for take-off with a move to a new headquarters in Clifton Moor, York.

The veterinary group, which was established in November 2015, owns 94 of the UK’s most respected and trusted small animal, equine, mixed and farm animal veterinary practices.

The new office is double the size of the current headquarters. VetPartners CEO Jo Malone said: “VetPartners’ roots are in York and our new head office will provide the base for our ongoing expansion.”

Tom Sykes, Group Surveyor at Helmsley Group, said: “The letting of Spitfire House represents one of the largest single occupier leasehold transactions in York for a number of years.”

“We are delighted to have secured a new tenant for our clients at the property on Clifton Moor. As a York-based property company, we are also delighted to have completed the lease as we believe this shows that York is an attractive option for large companies such as VetPartners.

“Their commitment to York was evident throughout the whole negotiation period and we hope other local, regional and national companies follow suit.”

The Helmsley Group was advised by Langleys Solicitors.
James Bradley, senior associate in the commercial property team at Langleys, said: “This represents a significant letting in York’s commercial property market, attracting a major national brand to relocate its head office to Clifton Moor. We are very pleased to conclude the deal negotiations on behalf of both the Helmsley Group and its syndicates.”

Nearly 20,000 sq ft of office space now available at Monks Cross

Nearly 20,000 sq ft of office space now available at Monks Cross

Helmsley Group is refurbishing a further 20,000 sq ft of office space at Arabesque House on Monks Cross, York.

Tom Sykes, Group Surveyor says: “The offices will be ready for letting in Q2 and will provide much needed space for York’s office supply. Even the out of town market is in high demand, proved by our recent letting to VetPartners at Clifton Moor, so this space will add choice for new businesses on the move.”

For further information please contact Tom Sykes on tom-sykes@helmsley.co.uk

Women in Property netball at English Institute of Sport

Women in Property netball at English Institute of Sport

A team from Helmsley Group took part in a Women in Property netball and networking tournament in January.

The event was held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield and saw 10 teams compete.

Team Captain, Candice Robertshaw, comments: “There was a lively and competitive atmosphere on the night, and in true Helmsley Group fashion we had great fun. We’re even looking into joining a local York league with the new dream team.”

Definitions

High Net Worth Investor – An individual who has signed, within the period of twelve months ending with the day on which communication is made, a statement to confirm they have an annual income of not less than £100,000, or net assets, excluding their primary residence, of not less than £250,000.

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