LondonMetric buys urban logistics warehouse in Cardiff

LondonMetric buys urban logistics warehouse in Cardiff

LondonMetric Property Plc has purchased an urban logistics warehouse in Cardiff for £11.1 million, reflecting a blended NIY of 5.0%.

The 119,000 sq ft warehouse is let to Global Life Sciences Solutions, trading as Cytiva, on a new ten year lease with RPI linked rent reviews of between 1% and 3%. The building is located in an established life sciences location, adjacent to J32 of the M4.

The property generates a rent of £0.6 million p.a. with the contractual rent reviews expected to increase the purchase net initial yield to 5.8% after five years.

The occupier has operated from Cardiff for over 40 years and is investing £36 million in establishing this new facility which will be used for the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products. 250 new jobs are expected to be created as part of this investment.

“We continue to recycle capital from our disposal activity into high quality assets that will enhance our urban logistics portfolio. This property is let to a highly reputable occupier, offers attractive income growth prospects and has further asset management potential,” said Andrew Jones, Chief Executive of LondonMetric.