LondonMetric acquires two urban logistics warehouses for GBP13m

LondonMetric Property (LondonMetric) has acquired two urban logistics warehouses in London and Redditch for GBP13.2 million, reflecting a blended net initial yield of 4.7 per cent. 

The warehouses are let for 15 years and benefit from RPI linked rent reviews.
In London, a 20,000 sq ft urban warehouse has been acquired for GBP7.7 million. It is let at a rent of GBP0.35 million pa to Ford as a service and parts centre and has been comprehensively refurbished. The building has a low site density for London of 40 per cent and is located just outside the A406 North Circular in Alperton between Perivale, Wembley and Park Royal.   
In Redditch, a newly developed 46,000 sq ft urban warehouse has been acquired for GBP5.5 million. It is let at a rent of GBP0.3 million pa to Heartbeat Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer and distributor of display innovations. The BREEAM Very Good building is located on a new logistics park 2 miles from the town centre and close to the M42/M40 junction.
Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric, says: “These are high quality urban logistics acquisitions let on long leases with guaranteed rental growth. They are well located, in good geographies where the underlying value of the land significantly underwrites the purchase price.” 
LondonMetric was advised by Altus Group at Alperton and by FSP at Redditch.

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