ROTHERHAM DEAL MARKS £1.5M INVESTMENT FROM COALFIELDS CRT Property Investments Ltd has announced the £1.5m purchase of Phoenix Riverside in Rotherham. Supported by Blue Marble Asset Management, the purchase comprises the freehold investment of two detached office buildings, one of which is split into two semi detached units, and an additional development site of approximately 0.6 acres. Providing a total of 18,856 sqft, with individual suites from 5,150 sqft to 8,498 sqft of modern flexible office accommodation, the site benefits from good access to Rotherham and Sheffield, as well as the M1 motorway at junction 34, while there is ample car parking in front of and to the side of the units. Tenants include General Dynamics Information Technology Limited, providing technologies, products and services in support of various programmes for a range of military, civilian, government and commercial customers; In-Tend Limited, a University of Sheffield subsidiary specialising in e-procurement and The Royal Mencap Society, the UK’s leading learning disability charity. Property Investment and Development Director for CRT Property Investments Ltd, Shaun O’Brien, comments: “This purchase will further strengthen our growing portfolio of commercial developments as we make it clear that we can bring infrastructure, opportunity and stability to coalfield communities. “With the addition of the 0.6 acre development plot this investment was very attractive and we can also consider how we are going to develop the land to create further benefits to the Rotherham region. “We would like to thank Blue Marble for their continued support as we look for further commercial investments up and down the country that provide us with viable investment propositions that allow us to continue our work in former mining regions.” Tim Matthews, Blue Marble Chief Executive, says: “This is an excellent income producing investment with the possibility of further development which we sourced in an off-market deal. We will manage the acquisition actively to optimise our client’s investment.” While Bluemarble acted on behalf of CRT Property Investment Ltd for the purchase of the site, the vendor, St Pauls Developments, was supported by Knight Frank based in Sheffield.