Albion Court is a terrace of 9 former cottages on Attleborough Road, Nuneaton, converted to small office units 25 years ago.

The property came into the management portfolio at Drake Howard Property in November last year, with three vacant units and a further unit due to be vacated August this year and was looking quite tired. An intensive management shake up of the quality of the available space and improvement of services at the estate has turned fortunes around. The three empty offices have been let and an existing occupier is about to sign up to the newly available space, to connect with existing premises.

No. 9 is a unit of 685 sq.ft. and was let in March to Gold Boutique Fashion Limited for a 3 year term. The premises is used as an administrative centre for on-line retail of ladies fashion.

No. 7 was next to attract a new occupier. Applewood Support Limited moved into the 1,555 sq. ft. office on a 5 year commitment, as an administration facility for their adult care and support service.

No. 2 followed a matter of minutes later on the same Friday! Reed in Partnership Ltd., took 1,450 sq. ft. over two floors on the standard template lease, for a term of 6 and a half years. The Partnership is a recruitment agency providing training and support to help people into employment.

No 5 will be occupied from the end of the month following refit of 1,450 sq. ft. and forming an opening in the dividing wall with the next door office. A new co-terminus lease is to be completed simultaneously on the existing premises for a period of 5 years.

Marie Farrell has facilitated the sea change at Albion Court and has had praise heaped on her by the client, Inglewood Investment Co. Ltd.

Marie said, “Albion Court has always had a good place in the Nuneaton market, on the fringe of the town centre. It provides office space for micro and small businesses at competitive rents. The quality of the offer was achieved through a combination of former tenant dilapidation claims and client capital input. We have been able to present the premises’ in an attractive condition and exploit strong demand in the office market over the last 12 months.”