Murleigh Real Estates

Murleigh Real Estates, Build Studios
203 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7FP
Tel 0203 005 3236   email info@mretail.co.uk

Murleigh Real Estates Case Studies

"I needed to retire so their letter expressing an interest in my property was most welcome and I am thoroughly happy with the outcome."
- A. Morrison FCA(accountant) Former Senior Partner

"The transaction involved a change of use application which turned adversarial however the purchasers planning knowledge and approach ensured the purchase proceeded"
- John Rich

"This was a difficult transaction which the purchasers stuck with and I would certainly sell to them again"
- Atique Choudary, Managing Director

"I was written to by Murleigh Real Estates who were able to delay completing several times as I had so much stock to sell. I have already referred them to other members of my family who are considering retirement."
- Mr Katayal, Proprietor

"We sold the property to one of the Principals of Murleigh Real Estates and we would be happy to deal with them again"
- R. Wheeler Esq. Group Property, Alliance and Leicester Bank plc

"I had loads of stock and so needed time to trade-down, they were happy to allow six months."
- R. Dhir Esq. Proprietor

We believe strongly in delivering what we promise and have a highly principled approach in all our dealings. Below is a sample of recent acquisitions we have undertaken with a variety of funders and we would be happy to discuss the numerous other purchases we have completed:

Priory Lane, St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 2BH

Priory Lane, St Neots

Working with a private family property holding we secured planning change of use from A1 to D2 and let the property to Snap Fitness , a gym operator with 2000 locations worldwide headquartered in Minosta with half a million members . This acquisition is part of their UK expansion plans taking the number of units to 14. The gym is open and proving very popular with residents of St Neots .


The Horncastle Pub, 208 Bath Road, Reading

The Horncastle Pub, 208 Bath Road, Reading

Vacant Freehold acquired from Enterprise Inns in early 2015. Substantial works undertaken at ground floor to create open plan retail space handed over to Pets Corner for their 100th store. Residential asset management initiatives have been undertaken and the store opened on target.


Wainscott Working Mens Club, Medway, Kent ME2

Wainscott Working Mens Club, Medway, Kent

Acquired from the receivers, secured change of use to part D2 club, part A1 retail and part C3 residential. The property has been let to Co-operative Food for a term of 15 years. Substantial structural works have been undertaken and the store was opened in Autumn 2015.


102-104 Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire SO14

102 to 104 Above Bar, Southampton, Hampshire

Asset managed the above holding selling the upper parts to Student Life Student Housing;
Re-gearing the lease to Marstons brewery;
Re-gearing the FX currency letting;
letting a vacant unit to Animal;
agreeing terms to let a unit to Royal British Legion then selling on the commercial block in 2 tranches.


Garage Premises, Whinfell Way, Gravesend Kent DA12

This site was optioned for 12 months and our proposals required a change of use from Suis Generis to A1 retail which complied with local planning policy and was recommended for approval at the planning committee but unfortunately refused. An appeal was lodged and the planning inspectorate found in our favour, awarding full costs. The property has been let to Tesco Stores Plc and Barnados Charity.


42 High Street Cheriton, Folkestone

42 High Street Cheriton, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4ET

The site has been hoarded up for over 5 years blighting the end of the High Street and we commissioned plans to regenerate this important corner position in Cheriton. Planning permission was secured for a new 5000 sq.ft. retail development and two pre-lets to major quoted retailers achieved. Building works are now complete and one store is fitted and trading. The investment has been sold.


1 Princess Street, Wolverhampton WV1

Princess Street Wolverhampton WV1

City Centre public house acquired on market via best bids. Following acquisition we exchanged contracts with Paddy Power PLc and carried out major structural alterations as well as securing planning permission for two flats on the upper levels. The investment has now been sold.


339 Mare Street Hackney, London E8

339 Mare Street Hackney London E8

Prime corner site in Hackney adjacent to Marks and Spencers secured off market. Planning permission was secured for conversion to flat so the upper two flats and pre-let to a major quoted tenants at ground floor and basement. The building has been sold.


269 Whitechapel, London E1

269 Whitechapel London E1

Prime site in Whitechapel close to JD Sports which comprised a public house. Two major tenants pre-let the ground floors and basements whilst the upper levels were converted into 3 quality flats finished to a high standard and aimed at City professionals. The commercial element has been sold to an investor and the three flats sold individually.


2 Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey

2 Godstone Road

Acquired off market within a tight timeframe and secured planning permission for the conversion of the uppers floors to residential and the ground floor to A1 retail. The ground floor was let to caffe Nero and the upper floors developed. The building has now been sold.


60 Deptford High Street, London SE8

60 Deptford High Street London SE8

Acquired the ground floor and basement from an owner occupier and at the vendors and let the unit to Fish Brother Jewellers and pawn brokers who had a long standing requirement in the location.


181 Stoke Newington High Street, London N1

181 Stoke Newington High Street

The property had been developed by a residential developer who had been seeking a tenant for a considerable amount of time without success. We were able to offer an attractive price for a new long leasehold of the ground floor and basement which meant the developer could release funds for their next project. Eventually we agreed a letting with Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd.


14 Deptford High Street, London SE8

Acquired off market the ground floor of the above premises on a long leasehold basis which has now been let to national bookmaker.


10 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace

We bought the property via private treaty at best bids from Santander (then Alliance and Leicester) which had previously been one of their branches and is now occupied by Caffe Nero.