UKSPA Directory 2017 2017-18 - Page 285

UKSPA Directory 2017 Business Affiliate 285 Harlow Science Park is a new multi-million-pound science park being built at Harlow Enterprise Zone Granby Martin Locati on Highfield House The Hawthorns High Street, Flitwick Bedfordshire MK45 1FN Contact detai l s Paul Carver T: 01525 308987 M: 07768 560182 E: Granby Martin is an independent firm of chartered surveyors with over 20 years’ experience in the science park sector. We have advised various parks at differing stages of their development, from initial concept through to advice on tenant demand, marketing, and letting. CHARTERED SURVE YORS Our experience covers a wide range of commercial property activities including property management, asset management, rent review and leases renewal, lettings, project co- ordination, and general commercial property advice. Granby Martin has traditionally specialised in the small business sector, acting for many private and corporate clients, both as owners and tenants of property throughout the UK. As property managers we place great importance on getting to know the property and its location and understanding the needs of the tenant businesses and adopting a flexible approach to tenant needs, whilst ensuring that landlords’ financial aspirations are met and ensuring compliance with statutory obligations. Our general surveying expertise covers strategic investment advice to clients, to maximise financial returns as well as day-to-day rent collection and tenant liaison, the setting of service charge and expenditure budgets, and their subsequent implementation. We deal with the letting of property on behalf of landlords as well as seeking premises for tenants. THE SCIENCE PARK SECTOR As a firm we have been involved with the sector since 1993, during that time managing science parks, providing tenant demand advice as well as strategic advice on the development of science parks and innovation centres, and the letting of space to science and technology businesses. We understand the unique nature of the science park offering to businesses and know that traditional property marketing fails to attract the majority of science park tenants, and that networking and the building of links to stakeholders and other Se c tor s interested parties is usually of greater importance. We appreciate the link between research establishments, business support, and the property offering, a fact poorly understood by the surveying sector. We have acted for several past and present members of UKSPA in our 23 year association and continue to offer advice on best practice in property matters to members, both informally and formally. Paul Carver has personally been involved with the sector during the firm’s association with science parks and is also a past director of UKSPA. ■ Se r vi ce s General property advisors Science Parks & Innovation Centres SMEs Strategic property advice Asset and property management Tenant identification and letting