London Office Investment Opportunity

Unit 2 Waterside Court | Galleon Boulevard Crossways Business Park | Dartford | DA2 6NX


subject to contract



  • Strategic Greater London location

  • Modern office investment

  • Investment value underpinned by VP value

  • £570,000, subject to contract

  • 8.02% Net Initial Yield

  • £280 per sq ft Capital Value


Crossways Business Park is a 300 acre commercial development in a key strategic location in the South East of England approximately 23 miles (37 km) south-east of Central London, 15 miles (24 km) east of Bromley and 2.5 miles (4 km) north east of Dartford town centre. It is positioned on the M25 at Junction 1a and is in the heart of the regeneration schemes of Bluewater, Ebbsfleet International and Paramount Park.

Dartford benefits from very good communication links and a strong professional employment base, making it an attractive commercial location of choice for both national and international occupiers. The town has a total working age population (16 – 64) of 53,184 (source: Census, 2011) and a very low rate of unemployment, standing at just 1.1%, well below the national average of 5.2% (source: ONS, Oct 2015).

Crossways benefits from two mainline railway stations at Greenhithe and Stone Crossing giving direct access to London with an average journey time of approximately 48 minutes to London Charing Cross. Ebbsfleet International is a only 8 km (5 miles) to the east and provides access to London in 17 minutes. The business park is also serviced by a modern bus service called Fastrack which links local areas including Dartford, Bluewater, Ebbsfleet and Gravesend.


Crossways is an office led scheme made up of 3 million square feet of high quality commercial buildings with a blend of hotels and amenities to satisfy the onsite demands of employees and occupiers. The environment has been carefully landscaped and is maintained to provide a high quality business setting and to give the opportunity for employees to enjoy the lakeside walks and wildlife.

Waterside Court is situated on the southern border of the Business Park neighbouring Schooner Park to the west, Moat Housing to the east and the lake to the north. The London to Gillingham railway line lies directly behind the subject property.

Access to the M25 (Junction 1a) is within 0.5 mile (800 metres) of the property and is some 0.8 miles (1.3 km) west of Stone Crossing Railway Station. Other well-known occupiers on the Business Park include, Laing O’Rourke, Kuehne and Nagel, HSBC, Mazda Motors, John Lewis Distribution Centre and Howdens.


The property comprises a modern mid-terraced, two storey office building completed in 2009. Constructed from a steel frame with brick and metal clad elevations, the property benefits from 12 marked car parking spaces (including one disabled space) set within a U-shaped office complex.

Internally the property provides attractive office accommodation benefitting from suspended ceilings, reception area, LG7 lighting, perimeter trunking, a Very Good BREEAM rating, DDA compliant WC facilities and comfort cooling.


The property has been measured by BKR Floor Plans and provides the following Net Internal Areas;

Ground Floor 94.76 sq m 1,020 sq ft
First Floor 94.67 sq m 1,019 sq ft
Total 189.42 sq m 2,039 sq ft

A set of floor plans is available to download and the measured survey report can be re-addressed to a purchaser.

Rateable Value

We understand the Rateable Value for the property is as follows:

Ground Floor £18,500
First Floor £18,500

The Uniform Business Rate is 48 pence per pound for 2015/2016.


A Phase I Environmental Risk Assessment was carried out by BWB Consulting Limited in September 2016 which concluded that the site represents a low risk with respect to contaminated land and ground stability liability issues. A copy of the report is available to download and a reliance letter is available to a purchaser.




The ground floor is let to Graypen Limited on a full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 6 years from 2nd September 2015, expiring on 1st September 2021. There is a tenant’s break option on 1st September 2018, subject to 6 months’ prior written notice. The current passing rent is £24,000 per annum (£253.27 per sq m / £23.53 per sq ft). The lease is outside 1954 Act protection.

The first floor is let to Global Intelligent Logistics (UK) Limited on a full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 5 years from 27th July 2016, expiring on 26th July 2021. There is a tenant’s break option on 27th July 2019, subject to 3 months’ prior written notice. The current passing rent is £24,000 per annum (£253.51 per sq m / £23.55 per sq ft). The tenant benefits from a 3 month rent free period, expiring on 26th October 2016. The vendor will cover this shortfall by way of an adjustment on completion of the sale. A rent deposit of £14,400 (inclusive of VAT) is held by the Landlord. The lease is outside 1954 Act protection.

Therefore, the total income is £48,000 per annum.



Service Charge

The estimated service charge for Waterside Court for the year to 31st December 2016 is £27,750. Copies of the service charge accounts and service charge budgets are available to download.


Graypen Limited, (Co. No. 00964660) has reported the following figures:

  31st October 2015 31st October 2014
Turnover £7,495,587 £8,025,298
Pre-Tax Profits £538,152 £684,905
Shareholders’ Funds £4,983,736 £4,554,106

Graypen was established in 1969 and provides services to the shipping industry which include port agency, hub agency, STS transfers, LNG Operations, customs clearance and EU-ACD. They operate from 25 offices around the UK and Holland.  For further information please visit   

Global Intelligent Logistics (UK) Limited, (Co. No. 09096729) has reported a Shareholders’ Deficit of £109,345 for the year ending 30th June 2015.  A rent deposit of £14,400 (inclusive of VAT) is held by the Landlord. 

Capital Value

A purchase at the asking price reflects a capital value of £280 per sq ft.  Adjoining properties on Waterside Court have recently been sold, demonstrating that the investment value is underpinned by the vacant possession value:

Unit Area Capital Value Date Sold
8 1,742 sq ft £283.00 per sq ft April 2016
1 1,661 sq ft £270.00 per sq ft January 2016
4 2,057 sq ft £248.00 per sq ft February 2014

Value Added Tax

The property has been registered for VAT. It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC).


We are instructed to seek offers in the region of £570,000 (Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds), subject to contract, reflecting a net initial yield of 8.02% and a capital value of £3,009 per sq m / £280 per sq ft, assuming purchaser’s costs of 4.96%.

Investment Considerations

  1. An opportunity to acquire a modern Greater London office investment;

  2. The property is strategically located within a highly established business park;

  3. The investment value is underpinned by the vacant possession value;

  4. A purchase at the asking price will provide an investor with an attractive net initial yield;

  5. The investment provides a purchaser with an attractive lot size.

Contact Us

Singer Vielle   +44 (0) 207 935 7200
Neil Singer +44 (0) 203 478 9120
Dale Henry +44 (0) 203 701 1356
Richard Wolfryd +44 (0) 203 701 1353
Faye Langoulant +44 (0) 203 478 9122
Louanne Malan +44 (0) 203 701 1386

Vendors Solicitors

Nabarro LLP  
Annabel Evans +44 (0)20 7876 5505

Joint Agent

Buchanan Bond
3-5 Barrett Street
St Christopher’s Place
London W1U 1AY
Tel : 020 7042 6000

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