Clarion Partners Europe Acquires Two Golden Triangle Logistics Parks for £80 Million

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Aerial photo of large logistics park with parking lots and greenery

​​​​​​​- Transaction is second on behalf of Clarion's recently launched UK-only logistics Fund - ​

Clarion Partners Europe, the real estate investment fund manager specialising in logistics and industrial assets, has acquired two logistics parks in Redditch and Kettering, prime Golden Triangle distribution locations, for £80 million, from EPISO 5, a fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners. The transaction is the second on behalf of Clarion's UK-only logistics fund (the “Fund"), which recently announced a final close with £427 million of equity commitments.

Totalling 558,000 sq ft, the two BREEAM Very Good certified¹ estates were constructed in 2019 and are 100% let to nine tenants.

The larger estate, in Redditch, the West Midlands, comprises four units ranging from 55,000 to 93,000 sq ft and is leased to occupiers in the clothing, pet supply and freight services sectors. It benefits from access to both the M40 (London and the South-East) and M6 (South-West) motorways within 15-minutes' drive time.

The smaller estate in Kettering, the East Midlands, benefits from direct access to the A14 motorway, allowing for access to the M1 and A1 national motorways (North to South) and M6 within 30 minutes' drive time. The five units range from 25,000 to 100,000 sq ft and are occupied by tenants in the 3PL, food production, packaging and charity sectors.

Matthew Tatlock, Director, Clarion Partners Europe, commented: “This acquisition aligns with our thesis of buying modern, under-rented assets in prime locations, with access to near-term reversion. Leveraging our strong partnerships, we continue to build a portfolio of assets with robust ESG credentials, optimally positioned for future rental growth."

Rory Buck, Managing Director, Clarion Partners Europe, added: “We are pleased to announce the closing of the second deal into our new UK logistics fund, securing two key distribution parks in the Golden Triangle. The UK remains a market where we see significant opportunity, given both the strong underlying fundamentals and the recent repricing due to a change in interest rates over the last 24 months."

The UK-only logistics fund is Clarion Partners Europe's first to focus solely on the UK, targeting a portfolio of high-quality, ESG-compliant logistics assets underpinned by strong rental growth fundamentals in established UK logistics hubs. The Fund closed its first acquisition in January, with the purchase of a modern warehouse in Coventry, from BlackRock's UK Property Fund, for £28 million.

Clarion Partners Europe was advised by Gerald Eve and Gowling WLG. Tristan Capital was advised by DTRE and CMS.​​




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