We recently completed the sale of this surplus Kingdom Hall in Swanley on behalf of long-term clients, the Jehovah's Witnesses.
We've regularly worked for the Jehovah's Witnesses for over 15 years now; a relationship that resulted from our working tirelessly for another institutional client, Barnardo's. The Witnesses acquired a site from Barnardo's: in Forest Hill, and were so frustratingly impressed at how hard a bargain we drove, that we were appointed to act in the sale of their next property that became surplus! The Witnesses' following is growing rapidly worldwide, and the funds they generate from asset sales in the First World are being reinvested to support congregations in less developed areas.
The total site measures c. 27,500 sqft and offered an array of potential for occupiers looking to purchase on the basis of the properties current D1 use or those looking at the property on a redevelopment basis.
When the call came for us to act in the sale of their Swanley Kingdom Hall we set about pursuing a high profile, national marketing campaign which saw us generate more than 150 enquiries, and 25 offers within a 4 week window. Furthermore the sale was completed at a smidge over £800,000 to another faith group - 35% ahead of our guide price!
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