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Palace Capital PLC
28 August 2015

Palace Capital plc

("Palace Capital" or the "Company")





Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property outside London, announces that it has let Unit 3 on the Clayton Manor Industrial Estate, Burgess Hill, West Sussex.


The property was built in the 1980s and comprises a net lettable area of approximately 15,600 sq ft, of which 50% is warehouse and 50% offices. Burgess Hill is located 11 miles north of Brighton and 21 miles south of Gatwick Airport, and is a thriving industrial area.


The entire property has been let for fifteen years to Polar Audio Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor for some of the best known names in the professional audio market. The initial rent is £120,000 per annum. The full repairing and insuring lease has a provision for rent review and a tenant's option to break at the fifth and tenth years.


This Unit became vacant in December 2014 and, using monies from a dilapidation settlement with the previous tenant, works were carried out to the satisfaction of the new tenant.


The building formed part of the Property Investment Holdings ("PIH") portfolio acquired by Palace Capital for £32 million in August 2014. Following this letting and recent sales in Burgess Hill and Reigate, the running yield on cost for the portfolio is now at c. 8.5%. The only remaining void in the original PIH portfolio is a small office floor at Ovest House, West Street, Brighton.


Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive of Palace Capital, said:


"This is a great letting and continues our strategy of rigorous active management right across the whole portfolio. Not only does it increase the Group`s rental income, but we will also not bear any empty rates liability, which would have otherwise amounted to approximately £50,000 per annum."


Date: 28 August 2015


For further information contact:


Palace Capital plc

Stanley Davis, Non-executive Chairman

Neil Sinclair, Chief Executive

Stephen Silvester, Finance Director

Tel. 44 (0)20 3301 8331


Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Nick Naylor / James Reeve

Tel. 44 (0)20 3328 5656


Arden Partners plc (Joint Broker)

Chris Hardie / Ciaran Walsh

Tel. 44 (0)207 614 5917


Broker Profile (Financial PR)

Simon Courtenay / Harry Rippon Tel. 44 (0)20 7448 3244



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