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Gatehouse Bank Concludes Sale of BT's Leeds Headquarters

Gatehouse Bank, represented by Savills, is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded on behalf of investors the sale of One Sovereign Street in Leeds to Artmax.

The 139,079 sq ft (12,920 sq m) Grade A office is fully let to BT on a lease with 17.25 years unexpired, incorporating RPI linked rent reviews. The property was built in 2002 and is arranged over ground and six upper floors, with an open plan office design around a feature atrium. Located a short walk from Leeds station, nearby occupiers include KPMG, Direct Line Group, Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds and Asda.

Mark Wilson, investment director at Savills, comments: “We are pleased to have secured the sale of One Sovereign Street for Gatehouse Bank. The Leeds investment market continues to go from strength to strength this year with big ticket sales such as this one leading us to believe office investment transaction volumes will be above £400 million in 2018.”

Fahed Boodai, Chairman of Gatehouse Financial Group, adds: “It gives us great pleasure to have exited One Sovereign Street. Gatehouse Bank has established a track record of sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments and our expertise has delivered strong returns for investors, who continue to view UK commercial real estate as a favourable investment asset class.

” Boodai added: The group will continue with the strategy we set out in the past years with the aim of enabling our clients to gain access to different real estate asset classes from housing, business or office properties through to manufacturing and services, and providing them with wealth preservation, asset management and customer service excellence."

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