Orchard Street acquires 8/10 Old Jewry, City

19 November 2012

Orchard Street Investment Management LLP, the specialist commercial property investment manager, announces that it has purchased 8/10 Old Jewry from European Property Fund PLC for £40.02 million. The acquisition was made on behalf of the St James Place funds.

8/10 Old Jewry is a prime office investment in the core EC2 area of the City, close to the Bank of England. The building also has a separately accessed and popular Brown’s restaurant at ground and mezzanine levels. The offices are top class standard and let on a long lease to Argyle Investment Finance at a market level of rent.

Commenting on the acquisition, Chris Bartram, Chairman at Orchard Street, said:

"This is a prime, office building located in the very core of the City let at rental levels which give excellent growth potential, and we believe, will be a very good investment for the St James Place funds. Together with the office and retail investment acquired for the funds last December in Conduit St, Mayfair, the acquisition gives the funds prime investments in both of London’s core office markets."

BNP Paribas Real Estate acted for Orchard Street and Savills acted for the vendor.

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For more information:

John Humberstone
Orchard Street Investment Management
+44 (0)20 7494 8860
jhumberstone [at] orchard-street.co.uk

Dido Laurimore/Ellie Sweeney
FTI Consulting
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
osim [at] fticonsulting.com

Notes to Editors:

Orchard Street Investment Management
Established in 2004, Orchard Street Investment Management LLP is a leading specialist commercial property investment manager, focused on the UK market. It acts on behalf of institutional clients world-wide to advise on investing in and the active management of property assets, including industrial, retail warehouses, offices and shopping centres. Orchard Street currently has assets under management exceeding £4 billion.