Woking Borough Council continue with town centre regeneration with purchase of a leisure and retail block for £3.85m

October 3, 2019

Woking Borough Council advised by Lunson Mitchenall have acquire the freehold of 63-75 Commercial Way in Woking.

The block was acquired from Threadneedle Asset Management in October 2019 for £3.85m.

The block adjoins a separate council ownership at the rear which together will create a large site with scope for redevelopment and intensification of use.

Councillor David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: “Lunson Mitchenall understood our aspirations and through them we’ve been able to acquire this key asset on Commercial Way. This acquisition is part of our strategic approach for the economic vitality of the Woking, which will help secure local employment as well as adding to our strategic property holding in Woking town centre.”

James Cogavin, Investment Director at Lunson Mitchenall “This is a clever purchase for the Council. The rents are defensive and sit between £20-55k per unit and the block benefits from a mix of a1 and 2 and a3 uses. The affordable to a broad range of occupiers seeking representation in the town centre.

“The block is of unique interest to the Council for a number of years as the rear car park is within their control. This opens up potential for a unique high density town centre residential redevelopment, just a stone’s throw from Woking Train Station.”

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Lunson Mitchenall understood our aspirations and through them we’ve been able to acquire this key asset on Commercial Way
Councillor David Bittleston, Leader of Woking Borough Council

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