Helmsley Group has acquired a number of new properties this Summer, taking its portfolio to 60 properties across the UK worth in excess of £130M.
Recent transactions included a Lloyds Bank in Worcester, a leisure unit adjacent to Leeds Railway Station, a retail unit with upper floor offices in York and a mixed used scheme in the upscale Montpellier area of Cheltenham.
Edward Harrowsmith says: “Summer is notoriously quiet in the property world but recent months have been a busy time for us and it’s great to have secured these properties, which all provide diversification to our
Ed adds: “The investment market still remains unpredictable, with some astonishing yields being achieved this year across all the property sectors.”
He continues: “I believe next year the market will start to cool a little, with more realistic pricing returning.”
Twelve lucky ladies were treated to afternoon tea followed by a showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.
Helmsley Group has taken part in a full Summer of sponsorship events at Europe’s first ever pop up of this iconic theatre space.
Over 78,000 visitors enjoyed the unique attraction, with a cast performing some of Shakespeare’s greatest works over 50 times.
Candice Robertshaw from Helmsley Group comments: “To mark the end of this unique outdoor theatre, we treated 12 ladies to afternoon tea at The Grand, York’s only five star hotel, followed by a special afternoon
showing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
She adds: “As a main sponsor, we’ve been able to involve our clients in competitions and special events throughout the Summer season. The ladies’ day was a big hit, with The Grand and Shakespeare’s Rose looking after us all on a beautiful summer afternoon. We even got a backstage tour and all the ladies enjoyed meeting each other in such a unique place.”
For further information on Helmsley Group’s partnership with The Grand, York’s only five star hotel, please contact Candice on firstname.lastname@example.org
Property Consultancy firm Colenso has appointed Lucy Middleton as Facilities Coordinator.
Lucy will be assisting Colenso’s property management team on its sister company, Helmsley Group’s, portfolio.
Charles Harrison from Colenso says: “Lucy’s appointment this Summer signifies a busy time for growth at Colenso.
We’re looking forward to her success within the business.”
Work on a multimillion pound Travelodge hotel at Monks Cross is close to the finish line, providing new employment and accommodation for York.
Helmsley Group actively identified Travelodge as an occupier for the site, obtained planning permission and secured development funding with a pre-sale of the completed investment.
The 80 bedroom hotel, scheduled to open in December 2018, will give visitors extra business and leisure accommodation, in what is being seen as a positive move for Monks Cross. with investment from a national
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group, comments: “Investment from a national brand like Travelodge into Monks Cross is excellent news for the area. This development will create new employment opportunities
and facilities for local people, as well as for visitors to the city.”
“The hotel, alongside the major refurbishment of offices at nearby Arabesque House by Helmsley Group, is another positive boost for the area, cementing Monks Cross as an outstanding office location.”
Helmsley Group, on behalf of a syndicate of its clients, has acquired The Osborne, a development of apartments on Harrogate’s South Park Road to renovate and sell individually.
Harrogate is one corner of Yorkshire’s ‘golden triangle’, with York, Leeds and Wetherby being included.
Max Reeves, Director at Helmsley Group says: “We’ve bought The Osborne apartment scheme to update the current properties and sell them individually next year.” He adds: “Harrogate is well known as being one of the North’s most desirable places to live and these apartments are close to both The Stray and the town centre. They also have off road parking and we foresee strong interest when they’re launched to the market.”