Helical agrees sale of 25 Charterhouse Square

25 March 2024

Helical plc has exchanged contracts on the sale of the long leasehold interest in 25 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1 to a Real Estate fund managed by global alternative investment manager, Ares Management (“Ares)”, for £43.5 million. The disposal price represents a 6.5% discount to the 30 September 2023 book value.

Redeveloped by Helical in 2017, 25 Charterhouse Square is located just a minute’s walk from the Farringdon East Elizabeth Line entrance, with views overlooking the leafy Charterhouse Square. The six-storey building provides 45,000 sq ft of modern office space and is home to a range of creative occupiers including marketing agency, Anomaly; the FTSE-listed betting and gaming company, Entain; and the communications consultancy, Hudson Sandler. The building is accredited BREEAM Excellent, WiredScore Gold and offers comprehensive end of journey facilities including nine showers, 94 lockers, 90 secure bike racks, a cycle repair station and a drying room.

Gerald Kaye, Chief Executive of Helical plc, commented: “25 Charterhouse Square is a great example of how Helical is delivering modern, attractive workplaces while staying true to its sustainability aims. This redevelopment project transformed the existing building and its success in attracting forward-thinking, creative occupiers is testament to its high quality design, accessible location and excellent amenities. We will look to recycle the proceeds from the sale into our development pipeline, which is focussed on delivering ‘best-in-class’ Central London office schemes.”

Wilson Lamont, Partner and Co-Head of Ares European Real Estate, said: “We are delighted to work with Helical as we selectively look to invest in the highest quality assets in the centre of Europe’s top cities following a period of market correction. With London at the forefront of this correction, we are now seeing attractive value in Zone 1 locations where tenant demand remains robust, and supply of modern, sustainable space is limited.”

Helical was advised by Ingleby Trice and Clifford Chance and Ares by Appley, TT&G Partners, Squarebrook and DLA.

For further information:

  • Gerald Kaye
    Helical CEO
    Tel 020 7629 0113
  • Tim Murphy
    Helical CFO
    Tel 020 7629 0113
  • Dido Laurimore | Richard Gotla
    FTI Consulting
    Tel 020 3727 1000