British Airway’s maintenance HQ in Llantrisant sold

3 June 2019
  • British Airways Llantrisant Cooke & Arkwright
  • British Airways Llantrisant Cooke & Arkwright

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Cooke & Arkwright’s Investment agency team have advised on the sale of an office investment let to British Airways. Acting on behalf of Curzon Advisors, and with joint agents Cushman & Wakefield, the property has been sold to real estate investment trust, Highcroft Investments Plc.

Nick Lawley, Investment Director said, “This deal provides a strong income yield to the purchaser with the opportunity for further enhancement in the future. The property is in a very accessible location with major occupiers nearby and we expect this area to witness further growth.”

The property is occupied by British Airways Avionic Engineering Limited, a subsidiary of British Airways, and employs around 250 people at the 111,000 sq ft campus. The facility is British Airways’ one-stop solution in the UK for the repair, maintenance, and application of avionic solutions and diagnostic technologies for a range of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The Royal Mint, the Welsh Blood Service and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital are located on neighbouring sites.

The disposal of 120,000 square feet on the Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate was a particularly satisfying task. The building had been rebuilt following fire damage, and Jeremy Symons and his team were successful in identifying a nearby purchaser looking to expand. The sale price, at £4,000,000, represented a record sale price for a property of this nature in the area, and with great tenacity and endeavour was completed in a timely fashion. An excellent result.

Richard Hayward, Richard Hayward Properties