Landsec to sell Harbour Exchange to Blackstone for £196.5m

Landsec to sell Harbour Exchange to Blackstone for £196.5m

Landsec has agreed to sell 6-9 Harbour Exchange, London E14 to Blackstone European Property Income Fund (BEPIF) for £196.5 million.

The sale price reflects a net initial yield of 3.99%, Landsec said.

Harbour Exchange is located in the Docklands area of London, adjacent to Millwall Dock, directly to the south of Canary Wharf. The property is in close proximity to South Quay and Crossharbour DLR stations, providing access to Central London.

Harbour Exchange comprises of two adjoining re-purposed office buildings, originally constructed in 1989 with approximately 278,198 sq ft of datacentre and office accommodation. The space is let to Equinix (UK) Limited with an unexpired lease term of nearly 20 years.

Landsec said the disposal is in line with Landsec’s strategy set out in October 2020, which identified a future growth strategy focused on three key areas: Central London offices; major retail destinations; and urban mixed-use neighbourhoods in London and other major regional cities.

The transaction is the latest in a number of steps Landsec has taken in recent months to support its growth strategy, including the purchase of a majority stake in MediaCity, the 37 acre media, digital and tech hub in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Marcus Geddes, Managing Director Central London at Landsec said: “The sale of Harbour Exchange is very much aligned with our strategy. Through this disposal we are recycling capital into  opportunities where we can  bring to bear Landsec’s skills and expertise  to drive growth and returns for our investors.” 

The sale is unconditional, completion will take place before the end of the calendar year.