Derwent London to acquire freehold interest in Blue Star House for £38.1 million

Derwent London to acquire freehold interest in Blue Star House for £38.1 million 1LONDON: Derwent London has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold interest in Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, Brixton SW9 for £38.1 million before costs. 

The 53,750 sq ft eleven-storey building comprises multi-let office space, including two vacant floors, with restaurant and leisure accommodation at ground/podium level.  The rent on acquisition is £0.8 million, equating to a low average rent of £14.50 per sq ft on the occupied office space.  The acquisition price equates to a capital value of £710 per sq ft.

The property, which sits on a 0.7 acre site that includes a surface car park, is located immediately opposite the Brixton O2 Academy.  Brixton underground and overground stations are only a few minutes’ walk away with travel times to Victoria and Oxford Circus of just 7 and 11 minutes respectively.

Vacant possession can be achieved in the next few years and there is scope to redevelop the site with a significantly larger scheme.

Paul Williams, Chief Executive at Derwent London, said: “We are delighted to have acquired Blue Star House and added Brixton as a location within our portfolio.  With its excellent connectivity to the West End, we see this as an exciting addition to our substantial development pipeline.”

Edited by Kiran Khan

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