Orchard Street acquires Travelodge in Manchester

1 May 2014

Orchard Street Investment Management, the specialist commercial property investment manager, has completed on the acquisition of the Manchester Arena Travelodge, on behalf of St. James Place Property Unit Trust, from the BP Pension Fund. The hotel was acquired through an off market transaction for a purchase price of £14.2 million.

Located on the former Boddington’s Brewery site in Manchester, the asset is let to Travelodge on 35 year lease with RPI linked reviews. The 200 bedroom hotel was developed by the BP Pension Fund and Marcus Worthington Properties in 2010.

Barney Rowe, Partner at Orchard Street, commented:

“The acquisition of this popular Travelodge asset in central Manchester enables us to benefit from exposure to inflation linked rental growth. This, together with the asset’s excellent location close to Manchester City Centre and adjacent to Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena, underlines our confidence in the asset’s long term reversionary potential.”

Morgan Williams acted for Orchard Street and Deloitte Real Estate acted on behalf of BP.

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For more information:

Dana Eisner
Orchard Street Investment Management
+44 (0)20 7494 8860
deisner [at] orchard-street.co.uk

Talia Jessener
FTI Consulting
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
osim [at] fticonsulting.com

Notes to Editors:

Orchard Street Investment Management
Established in 2004, Orchard Street Investment Management LLP is a leading specialist commercial property investment manager, focused on the UK market. It acts on behalf of institutional clients world-wide to advise on investing in and the active management of property assets, including industrial, retail warehouses, offices and shopping centres. Orchard Street currently has assets under management exceeding £4 billion.