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Musson Liggins are commercial property agents serving the Nottingham, Derby & Leicester areas

New home for charity as Nottingham agents team up to seal office deal

A vital Nottingham charity has bought new office premises after a deal brokered by city property specialists  Musson Liggins and NG Chartered Surveyors.

RSPCA Nottingham & Notts has moved into 7 Farrington Way on Eastwood Link Office Park in Nottinghamshire. The unit provides almost 2,000 sq ft of open plan office space.

The charity had been looking to source alternative fit for purpose branch premises for some time.

Kerry Grinrod, Chair, said: “We believe that the new premises at 7 Farrington Way, Eastwood align well with our long- term objectives.

“The move will enable the Branch to evolve and thereby fulfil its strategy for enduring sustainability in the interests of animal welfare.

“The collaborative efforts of both Richard Sutton at NG and David Bladen of our retained surveyors Musson Liggins, enabled a swift deal to be achieved on mutually agreeable terms.”

Charlotte Steggles of NG Chartered Surveyors, added: “This is a fantastic deal for our vendor client and for the charity.

“RSPCA Nottingham & Notts carries out vital work in the field of animal welfare, and so it’s particularly pleasing to be involved in a transaction that will make a real difference. We wish them well in their new office space.

“The deal also goes to show that the out of town office market is still thriving and that proactive vendors, with our help, will always prove popular with prospective buyers.”

David Bladen, director of Musson Liggins, who acted for RSPCA Nottingham & Notts added: “It has been a pleasure assisting such a fantastic charity and helping them acquire a new office. We have found them the perfect home to continue their great work. It is not always straightforward buying premises in a competitive market and we are pleased to have been able to secure a suitable property for the RSPCA through our market knowledge, connections and expertise in commercial property.

“We now have the task of selling the RSPCA’s previous premises on Radford Road, which is under offer after two weeks of marketing following significant interest.”


Acting on behalf of long retained Client, Medstrom, Matthew Liggins of Musson Liggins has concluded the acquisition of a unit on Hawthorn Road off Trent Lane in Castle Donington of just under 25,000ft². Medstrom is a leading supplier of specialist hospital beds and bed management services to the NHS. Tim Gilbertson of FHP acted on behalf of the Landlord, Pullan’s of Yorkshire.

This latest transaction in Castle Donington sees more success in this always sought after location which benefits from excellent transport links to the M1, East Midlands Airport and the East Midlands main cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

This detached warehouse set on a good sized site created substantial interest from the off and a deal was quickly agreed between Matthew and Tim.

Matt Liggins commented:

“I am very pleased that we have been able to secure this acquisition for Medstrom in a highly competitive market sector and location. Having acted for Medstrom for many years it is personally rewarding to be associated with their continued development and success.”

Tim Gilbertson who acted for Pullan’s commented:

“I had previously let this building for our client some years ago and was delighted to see it become available again as I knew it would immediately fill a hole in the market for good quality warehouse space in the region.

Strong interest was received from our targeted marketing from the word go and it was great to agree a deal with Matt Liggins acting on behalf of Medstrom having previously let them other space area some years before.

Their continued growth is impressive and I am sure this building will serve them well for the future.”

If you are looking for industrial space in the East Midlands Area, please do not hesitate to contact Musson Liggins’ Industrial Space Department.

Matthew Wade of Musson Liggins acquired offices for Agrovista UK Limited and comments:

“We are delighted to have secured a new lease on behalf of Agrovista at the Nottingham Science Park. Location, flexible work-space and parking provision were very important to the client, factors which made Rutherford House the preferred choice.”

Agrovista are one of the leading crop-protection companies in the UK and employ over 150 agronomists providing advice to professional farmers and growers. The business not only serves the broad-acre arable market, but also fruit, vegetable, protected crop and amenity clients across the UK. The company has a national network of 20 depots servicing all sectors of the market and all corners of the UK.

Chris Clayton, Agrovista Managing Director adds ” Our existing premises could no longer provide the flexibility our company needed to support the business going forward. Rutherford House gives us the opportunity to create a new, flexible head-office utilising the latest technology and creating a more open and more vibrant working environment for our staff.”


A NOTTINGHAM based Chartered Surveyor has defied the odds after a five year battle with testicular cancer, to become an Equity Director of a leading firm.

David Bladen (30) who is an equity director at Musson Liggins Chartered Surveyors, graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2008 and like so many people during the recession, struggled to find work. He went to work for free at the Nottingham based firm for a short period and was eventually taken on full-time.

But just a year later (aged 24), he was diagnosed with three types of testicular cancer, the illness spread to the lymph nodes in his back and after surgery he had concerns that getting back to work and starting a family could become problematic.

David underwent four grueling cycles of chemotherapy at Nottingham City Hospital and because his illness was curable and he was young and otherwise fit and well, David was given a considerably higher dosage of chemotherapy in comparison to anyone else on his ward, which kept him signed off work for six months.

David said: “Obviously it was a very difficult time for me and my family but I have never wanted to focus on my illness too much or use it for sympathy.

“After five years of check ups and scans, I was given the all clear in April this year. For me however, I prefer to remember that in those five years, I became a Chartered Surveyor, got married to my wife Natalie and had defied the odds yet again to have two beautiful children, Darcey, aged two and Alfie who is nine months old.”

April was a fantastic month for David, after being given the all clear; he joined Steve Musson, Matthew Liggins and Graham Parkinson to become an Equity Director at Musson Liggins who specialise in commercial property valuation, advice and agency predominantly throughout the East Midlands.

David, who studied Planning & Property Development, added: “I always wanted to run my own business and becoming an Equity Director was a massive commitment from me, which in turn has given me even more desire to do well personally and for the company.

“The last few years have taught me that no matter what life throws at you, if you work hard and are committed, you can be successful. Since becoming an Equity Director, I now have excellent job security which is so important when it comes to looking after my greatest success of all, my family.”

Whilst battling adversity to bounce back professionally during his illness, David also organised a number of charity events including a charity football match to raise over £20,000 for Theo’s Fund (Two year old Theo Gilman suffered from Ewing’s Sarcoma and required treatment in America). Theo’s Fund also paid for TVs and DVD players for the Children’s Cancer Ward (E39) at the QMC with money also being donated to CLIC Sargent. Musson Liggins also sponsored a charity Rugby 7’s tournament at Trent College, organised by David, to raise money for the Oncology Department at Nottingham City Hospital.


Medstrom Healthcare has snapped up another building at its East Midlands Airport base following acquisition by Musson Liggins.

Matthew Liggins, director of Musson Liggins, said: “As a retained client of the firm, Medstrom continues to expand its operational portfolio with office headquarters at East Midlands Airport.

“This acquisition will add further synergies to this fast-growing business.”

Medstrom Healthcare has featured in the Virgin Fast Track Top 100 in three of the last four years.

The Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their last three years.

It features familiar names such as restaurant group Bill’s, fashion retailer Missguided, retailer Oak Furniture Land and cycling brand Rapha.