Providing thorough and professional investment advice across the golden triangle and beyond.

Renowned for his professionalism over 30 years with Bidwells, Saul provides clear and objective investment and development funding advice to our biggest clients

Going into a deal, Saul always has the most up-to-date market knowledge at his fingertips. He leads our in-house commercial research team and specialises in advising investors and developers on the science and technology sector.  

He was responsible for securing £600m of development funding at Brookgate’s CB1 in Cambridge, now the new home of Apple, Microsoft and Samsung’s UK research teams, and has advised investors and developers on many of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc’s research clusters. He knows what makes the UK’s knowledge economy tick.  

Saul’s long career at Bidwells is also peppered with creative deals for offices, retail and leisure units, shopping centres, industrial estates, supermarket portfolios and large-scale distribution centres, across Bidwells’ territory and further afield.   

His reputation for tenaciousness means that when you reach the toughest part of a negotiation, he will provide only the most robust advice and representation.

Saul has won awards with CoStar and EG Radius.

Saul always provides first-class advice and knows his market exceptionally well.
Charlie Tweddle - Legal & General Investment Management Ltd
UK Life Sciences Sue and Saul
Saul gave a talk at the Bisnow Life Sciences conference alongside Sue Foxley, speaking on the evolving life sciences market.

If you’d like to hear more, browse our Arc Market Databook papers > https://www.bidwells.co.uk/what-we-do/arc-market-databook/

Experience

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Capital Markets

Your proactive partner – guiding each strategic move
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Science & Technology

The number one UK advisor to S&T for the last 50 years
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Investing in Science & Technology

Invest in the economy of the future with the most granular S&T occupier demand analysis available
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Science & Technology Development

Attract the fast-moving world of science and technology to your next development project

Our insights

Image of jason-rai-LLW_jnBdQVY-unsplash Report 2024

The United Kingdom, once celebrated for its industrial prowess and ingenuity, now confronts a dire economic reality marked by a persistent productivity crisis.

Real estate can drive productivity by supporting regional centres of excellence

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In Bidwells’ latest groundbreaking report, The Productivity Engine, we uncover the fundamental role that space plays in understanding - and solving - the UK’s productivity problems.

The Productivity Engine

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Bidwells bitesize online presentation provided an update on the Offices and Labs Market across Oxford & Cambridge.

Offices & Labs Databook Presentation

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clusters Insights 30.05.23

Many of the locational factors driving value in Life Sciences assets will be familiar to more traditional real estate investors. Location is as critical as ever.

Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Clusters

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design Insights 30.05.23

Designing and fitting out a property for laboratory use is incredibly complex and specific to the company operating in that space. A ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work.

Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Design

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Life sciences is a relatively new and still niche real estate investment sector. These assets offer large, profitable returns, while diversifying portfolios. The sector ticks many boxes on an investor’s shortlist, but understanding the factors that most influence value is crucial.

Investing in Life Sciences Real Estate: Value

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cambridge overlay Reports & Briefings 31.01.24

Our latest offices and labs research reports provide an update on the market across Cambridge, Oxford, M1 South, Norfolk & Suffolk.

Offices and Labs Databooks

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ARC Databook Background Events 31.01.24

We heard our experts discuss Bidwells’ latest research on the Offices & Labs market across Cambridge, Oxford, M1 South, and Norfolk & Suffolk.

Offices and Labs Databooks webinar Jan 2024

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DFS, 442 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JL

A single let retail warehouse located on Newmarket Road, Cambridge, a highly sought after location. The property comprises 20,000 sq ft on a site of 1.29 acres.

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Colston House, 200 Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, CB6 3NX

Capital Markets Team complete sale and leaseback transaction for Ellutia Ltd at Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely for £3.1m

Ellutia - Ely
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20 Station Road, Cambridge CB1

On behalf of Brookgate, the Capital Markets Team have completed the development funding and sale to Aviva / PSP of 20 Station Road, CB1 in August 2022 following practical completion of the scheme.

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Jarman Way, Royston

The Capital Markets Team have completed the acquisition of a mid tech investment for Brydell Partners at HBK, Jarman Way, Royston.

Jarman 1
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Southgate House, 449-499 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

The property is entirely let to The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for a term expiring 31/03/2028, therefore providing 5.89 years to lease expiry.

Southgate House Milton Keynes
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Cambridge North

We have completed extensive development evaluations and appraisals which have realised additional value at Cambridge North, starting with our negotiation of the development agreement for the site’s development.

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Old Swiss, 149 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge

Old Swiss is the former warehouses and tannery of Cambridge’s Swiss Laundry, which is being redeveloped into a 50,000 sq ft office and research & development campus space by CamProp.

Old Swiss NEW
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Spectrum, Abingdon Business Park

The vacant ‘Spectrum’ building was acquired by Royal London to add to their existing ownership at Abingdon Business Park, a 50 acre industrial and office park in the heart of the knowledge corridor.

Spectrum Abingdon1
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Monarch House & Penlon House, Abingdon Science Park

Monarch House and Penlon House were acquired from two separate private owners.

Penlon House
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37 Hills Road, Cambridge

Acting on behalf of Elwood Fund Management, Bidwells have acquired 37 Hills Road, Cambridge, a rare self-contained freehold city centre office investment let to a highly successful Cambridge technology foundation.

37 Hills Road v1
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Ibis Hotel, Cambridge

Development of a new pre-let 231 bed Ibis hotel, 491 sq m (5,282 sq ft) of leisure/retail accommodation, cycle shop and 3,000 space cycle park facility - the first of its kind in the UK.

One the Square, CB1, Ibis
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Merlin Place, Cambridge

Kadans Science Partner has added to its Pan-European portfolio after acquiring Merlin Place in Cambridge from a private investor who was represented by Bidwells.

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Peterhouse Technology Park, Cambridge

One of the UK’s largest property companies sought to increase its exposure to the technology community by acquiring a significant science park asset in a prime location.

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Watchmoor Trade Centre, Camberley, Surrey

Located in Camberley, a key industrial corridor for the south east with direct access to the M3 Motorway, the freehold multi let two story industrial and workshop estate is situated just 2 minutes’ drive from the A30 and A331. 

Watchmoor Trade Centre, Camberley
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Victoria Street, Windsor

Freehold acquisition of a three storey 11,468 sq ft town centre office building let at a current rent of £399,000 per annum with 10.7 years remaining on the lease.

Victoria Street - Windsor
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Shakespeare House, Cambridge

Shakespeare House is a four-storey office building comprising 15,850 sq ft. The property was sold with a leaseback in place to Hewitsons LLP for a term of five years, with a tenant only rolling break option actionable from 18 months into the term, subject to six months' notice. The passing rent was £451,725 per annum reflecting £28.50 per sq ft.

Shakespeare House, Cambridge
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Bluewater Estate, Plymouth

The property comprised a multi let secondary industrial estate let to seven different tenants across 12 different units comprising 145,824 sq ft, plus some external storage and a solar farm. The property has a WAULT to expiry of 3.27 years and 1.74 years to breaks. The total passing rent was £608,805 per annum reflecting an attractive net initial yield of 8.40%, this was deemed reversionary to circa 9.67%.

Bluewater Estate, Plymouth
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Unit 418 and 436, Cambridge Science Park

A market-defining deal to sell two laboratory and office buildings on the world-renowned Cambridge Science Park, on behalf of a Cambridge College to Brockton Everlast, for £45.1m. The two self-contained prime office and laboratory buildings total 74,800 sq ft and are let to internationally prominent life science companies Astex and Takeda, both with an unexpired lease term of 10.5 years, with an annual income of circa £1.28m.

418 CSP, Takeda
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NHS, Waterbeach Barracks

Disposal of residential keyworker scheme let to Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust providing an indexed linked income stream with c 23 years unexpired. The property is let on a 25-year lease from 9 July 2018 to the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (c.23 years remaining). The current rent is £723,351 reflecting an average rent per bed of £3,078 per annum or £59.19 per week.

Waterbeach Barracks
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The Aerospace Building, Cambridge

The property comprised a three storey office, totalling 26,236 sq ft, let on a new 15 year lease with 5 yearly reviews to the higher of OMRV or RPI (2% - 4% collar and cap) at an initial rent of £610,000 per annum.

The Aerospace Building, Newmarket Road
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One Cambridge Square, Cambridge North

One Cambridge Square is a new 99,743 sq ft speculative office development, which has been designed by Perkins and Will, to be certified BREEAM Excellent, will comprise seven levels with 53 basement parking spaces (initially incorporating a minimum of 27 electric charging points), 364 bicycle spaces, shower and changing facilities, as well as retail outlets on the ground floor. Construction is due to start before the end of the year, with practical completion anticipated in late 2022.

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West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow

A portfolio of two multi tenanted and one single let R&D buildings comprising a total of 65,000 sq ft of office and laboratory space let to six science and tech occupiers. The holding produces a total income of around £815,000 per annum.

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Clarendon House, Cambridge

Sale of city centre freehold Cambridge office building totalling 23,816 sq ft, with an excellent car parking ratio of 1:433 sq ft. Multi let to five tenants on six leases AWULT of 4.31 years and 2.58 years to breaks. Total income £657,924 per annum which equates to an overall rate of £27.63 per sq ft. Potential reversion to in excess of £30 per sq ft overall. Longer term redevelopment optionality.

Clarendon House, Cambridge
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BP Chargemaster HQ, Milton Keynes

Development of a new state of the art HQ building comprising 44,523 sq ft. This includes 20,161 sq ft of high-quality office content (NIA) and 20,709 sq ft of production space (GIA). Let to BP Chargemaster on a 10 year unbroken lease term at a rent of around £13.50 per sq ft. BP Chargemaster is the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging designing, building, selling and maintaining units.

BP-Changemaster, Milton Keynes
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Station Road (20), Cambridge

20 Station Road is a pre-let Grade A 65,000 sq ft office development due to PC in 2022. This forms the next key site in the ongoing development of the CB1 mixed use masterplan centred upon Cambridge Station.

20 Station Road, Cambridge

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