Out-of-town busi­ness park wel­comes lo­cal re­la­tion­ship bank

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Business -

HANDELSBANKEN has agreed a new ten-year lease at re­cently re­fur­bished of­fice space at Aztec West near Bris­tol, owned by land­lords Robert Hitchins Ltd.

The lo­cal re­la­tion­ship bank is tak­ing 2,590 sq ft on the ground floor of the two-storey 2540 Aztec West at a rent of £54,390 per an­num (£21 per sq ft).

Handelsbanken was founded in Swe­den in 1871 and be­gan op­er­a­tions in the UK in 1982. Han­dels- banken Bris­tol Aztec West is one of more than 200 UK branches.

Branch man­ager Stephen How­ell for Handelsbanken said: “We are de­lighted to be tak­ing oc­cu­pancy at Aztec West. The in­creased space gives us room to ex­pand to meet the grow­ing de­mand for our tra­di­tional lo­cal re­la­tion­ship bank­ing ser­vices in the area.”

Si­mon Tothill, prop­erty and de­vel­op­ment direc­tor for Robert Hitchins Ltd, added: “Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful let­ting of the first floor of 2540 Aztec West to Bell­way Homes we have fol­lowed this up with a great let­ting to Handelsbanken for part of the ground floor.

“To have two such high-pro­file, qual­ity busi­nesses lo­cat­ing to 2540 backs up our de­ci­sion to un­der­take a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment of the build­ing that now pro­vides Grade A ac­com­mo­da­tion in an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion on Bris­tol’s premier out-of-town busi­ness park.

“With re­cent high­way im­prove­ments, easy ac­cess to the mo­tor­way and into Bris­tol City and the qual­ity of ac­com­mo­da­tion that we can of­fer we are con­fi­dent that the re­main­ing 4,650 sq ft suite will ap­peal to the oc­cu­pier mar­ket.”

The 14,702 sq ft Aztec West build­ing lies off J16 of the M5 and close to the M4/M5 in­ter­change.

Handelsbanken has agreed a ten-year lease on the ground floor of this build­ing at Aztec West

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