University of Sunderland

News - 15/04/2024

University of Sunderland leases new London campus

Marking the largest educational letting in the Docklands this century.

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Acting on behalf of University of Sunderland In London, Our office advisory team has agreed to lease size circa 95,000 Sq of office space, buildings at 4 and 5 Harbour Exchange (HX), London.  

The buildings, which will be comprehensively refurbished to provide a state of the art educational space, will be the University's new London campus, following its opening in the capital in 2012.

This transaction marks the largest educational letting in the Docklands this century, and the largest letting of all sectors in the Docklands, outside of the main Canary Wharf Estate, in over 10 years.

Lynsey Bendon, Assistant Director (Infrastructure) at University of Sunderland comments: The University of Sunderland in London’s new campus at Harbour Exchange is an £8million investment that will enhance studying, teaching, and working experience for students and staff – supporting our continued success in widening participation and life-changing educational opportunities.

We are extremely grateful to David Earle, from Lambert Smith Hampton, who has expertly guided us through the complex process of identifying the right property for our specific educational needs, in our preferred location and negotiating excellent terms for the University.”

David Earle head of LSH Office advisory adds “I am really pleased the University secured these buildings which will enable them to create best in class space and raise the bar for how Universities collaborate with their students. The financial terms we negotiated enable them to achieve this and continue their growth in London”

LSH acted on behalf of University of Sunderland, Savills, acted on behalf of Gaw Capital UK.

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