LGIM Real Assets announces that it has completed the sale of Honeywell House, Bracknell town centre, to Runnymede Borough Council for £32.9 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.32%.
2 Apr 2020
Honeywell House comprises 72,604 sq ft of Grade A office space and is let with a strong tenant covenant to Honeywell Control Systems Limited. In 2019, LGIM Real Assets carried out extensive refurbishment of the asset as well as completing a re-gear with occupiers Honeywell agreeing a new 11.5 year term. This transaction enabled Honeywell to have Bracknell as their new headquarters and delivered significant added value.
The sale of Honeywell House to Runnymede Borough Council forms part of their investment strategy to acquire high quality assets to secure income in order to fund an in-borough regeneration programme.
Colliers acted for Legal & General on this deal and TT&G advised Runnymede.
Matt Jarvis: "Having acquired the asset for £23.2 million in 2015, the sale of Honeywell House for £32.9 million marks the conclusion of a highly successful asset management programme, having re-geared the lease with Honeywell last year. We initiated the sale of this asset in January 2020 and are pleased at the price we have achieved. This sale demonstrates that despite a more challenging market, strong assets continue to generate interest."
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
* at 30 June 2021
Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £1.28 trillion (€1.43 trillion; CHF1.55 trillion; $1.75t trillion; JPY181 trillion)*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors. Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.
*LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2020. The AUM disclosed aggregates the assets managed by LGIM in the UK, LGIMA in the US and LGIM Asia in Hong Kong. The AUM includes the value of securities and derivatives positions.
(As of June 2021)
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