One of the UK’s leading investment brokers, Elson Associates plc, is moving to the heart of Kings Hill where it has taken offices in Liberty Square, close to the new Waitrose.
The company, which has over 80,000 clients, specialises in highly competitive investment discounts which it arranges with the majority of the UK’s investment providers and life assurance companies on behalf of corporate and private clients.
It previously had offices in 30 Tower View and is moving to Liberty Square in October, where 11 staff will be based.
“Our new office will be at the heart of the community, with the shops and restaurants on our doorstep,” said Graham Elson of Elson. “It will also be very convenient for our clients to visit.
“We have been at Kings Hill for some time and, when the time came to move, were delighted to find alternative space in Liberty Square. We moved here to take advantage of the high level of amenity the park offers, which is excellent for our clients and staff and reflects our position within our sector.”
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd said that Elson’s move was an example of how companies can take advantage of the range of space available at Kings Hill.
“Our product ranges from large headquarters buildings to small office suites of 2,000sq ft and if occupiers need to change their space to suit their business needs, we do our very best to accommodate them,” he said. “We are delighted that Elson is staying on the park.”
Knight Frank, Hanover Green and Altus Edwin-Hill acted for the landlord.
Kings Hill is set in 800 acres near the county town of Maidstone and is just two miles from junction 4 of the M20. It was a former airfield and is now home to around 6,500 residents and more than 100 businesses employing some 5,000 people.
There is an 18 hole golf course, cricket pitch, David Lloyd leisure centre, further recreation and sports amenities, schools and a village centre with shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a surgery, dry cleaners, shoe repairers, pharmacy and opticians.
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Notes to Editors:
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd (formerly Rouse Kent Ltd) is a subsidiary of US-based Liberty Property Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty Property Trust owns and manages more than 700 properties totalling 77 million sq ft, accommodating 1,900 occupiers and has a market capitalisation of $6.5 billion.
Liberty Property Trust UK is developing Kings Hill - www.kings-hill.com - as a rapidly growing new community combining commercial, residential, educational, retail, community, sports and leisure uses within 800 acres of highly landscaped low density park land. The US inspired concept aims to promote quality of life and provide a unique environment in which people can live, work, play and study. In addition to providing accommodation for SME’s, Kings Hill also attracts significant international tenants such as Barclays, Rail Europe, Cabot Financial, Man Group and Kimberly-Clark.
Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd is also developing Didsbury Point business park in Manchester – www.didsburypoint.com, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus adjacent Addenbrooke’s Hospital – www.cambridgebiomedicalcampus.com and Blythe Valley Park in the West Midlands – www.blythevalleypark.com.
Liberty Property Trust UK and Kent County Council have formed a collaborative public/private sector “partnership” having entered into a Development Agreement to create an exemplar mixed-use community. Kings Hill is the County’s flagship development for attracting inward investment and promoting regional economic growth and it also seeks to deliver in all areas of existing and evolving Government policy priorities.