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Over the past decade, we have been as busier than ever before. We are proud to have provided thousands of reports to valued Client’s across the East Midlands…and beyond!

At the start of this new decade, we are looking forward to the next 10 years of providing professional adivice.

Take a look at what we have been up to and where we have been over this past decade over on our Linked In.

Happy New Year from Musson Liggins.
Professional Property Experts since 1987

Musson Liggins have effectivley disposed of a 30,000 sq ft warehouse in Whetstone, Leicester on behalf of retained Clients.

The unit, which is due to be vacated by its current occupier in January, was identified by Phillips Sutton as a prime opportunity for its client Whetstone Estates to add to its existing portfolio on the Ashville Trading Estate.

Sam Sutton, director at Phillips Sutton, said: “The unit offers a number of possibilities, including letting the building as a whole or in three separate units. Our client knows the site well so when we identified the potential acquisition of what is a high-quality building, we were keen to conclude a deal as swiftly as possible.

“We are delighted to have completed the deal as we close out the year and look forward to offering Unit 11 as a whole or in separate units at a market rent once our client has completed a refurbishment programme.”

Matthew Wade, director at Musson Liggins, who acted for the vendor, added: “We are delighted to have sold the premises quickly to an established regional property investor who will no doubt breathe new life into the building. The speed of the transaction underlines the continued strength of the industrial property market.”

Musson Liggins were the proud hosts of this year’s annual Nottingham Surveyors Christmas Party held at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

100 of Nottingham’s business men and women wined and dined and enjoyed a little bit of casino fun to celebrate another year of hard work.

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsers who made this year’s event possible with their generous dontations

Arc Business Interiors
Survey Hub
CC Signs
Austin Moore LLP
Breedon Fire & Electrical Services

We are also very pleased to have raised £480 for Cancer Research UK through our guests’ kind dontations.

P.S. Good Luck to Savills Nottingham who lost the blackjack showdown and have the happy task of organising next year’s event!

Two of our valuers and Directors attended a CPD event run by CVN Services on development finance and valuation.

Thanks to CVN Services, DAC Beechcroft, Watts and Brunel for an insightful and valuable seminar.

There was also a tour of the Jaguar F-Type manufacturing plant which left all who attended wanting to change their car!

TEENAGE table tennis player Connor Green was awarded a £500 cheque at a charity lunch Friday 11th October – which was held in aid of SportsAid to help raise money to support the next generation of British sports stars.

The 13-year-old, of Toton, in Nottinghamshire, started playing table tennis at the age of six and currently attends a school in Grantham where he is enrolled on an Elite Table Tennis College program. Not long after starting the sport, Connor became the youngest person ever to win a local table tennis tournament. This led to him appearing on BBC Breakfast, where he played against Naga Munchetty and Bill Turnbull and discussed his achievement.

Throughout the past four years, Connor has been Table Tennis England’s National Champion in age groups U10, U11, U12 and U13. The teenager is also undefeated by anyone in his age bracket. Over the past year, Connor has competed across Europe and plans to build on his experience by competing in more ITTF European competitions.
Connor was presented with the cheque by Lyndsey Harkin, captain of Nottingham Forest Ladies Football Club, who was the guest speaker at the SportsAid lunch, which was held at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

Nottinghamshire business professionals also raised £611.50 for the national charity at the event, which was sponsored by law firm Nelsons, Yorkshire Bank, Musson Liggins and Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. The money will go towards providing financial support to local, talented, young people who have no other access to vital funding to assist them with training and ultimately enable them to reach their sporting potential.

Tim Lawler, chief executive of SportsAid, said: “SportsAid provides the country’s brightest young sporting prospects with financial support, recognition and personal development opportunities at a crucial time in their careers. We are very grateful to everyone who attended the SportsAid lunch – their fundraising efforts are so important in enabling the charity to make a major difference to athletes just like Connor in pursuing their ambitions.”

Stewart Vandermark, chief executive at Nelsons, who chaired the lunch, added: “SportsAid is a fantastic charity that helps athletes progress in their chosen sport and we are delighted to once again be involved in supporting young athletes. It was great to hear everything that Connor has achieved at such a young age – we wish him the best of luck in his future.”

The fundraising events are held three times annually and during each event, an athlete is presented with a £500 donation. Since 1976, SportsAid has supported tens of thousands of athletes by distributing more than £50million in awards. Previous recipients of SportsAid support have included Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Director of Musson Liggins, David Bladen, has been shortlisted for the RICS Matrics UK Young Surveyor of the Year Award.

Each year the RICS Matrics UK Young Surveyor Awards recognise outstanding inspiring talent, set to be the future leaders in the profession.

After several weeks of difficult decisions by the judges the shortlist has now be revealed.

David will be attending the Awards Ceremony in November to find out who is crowned the 2019 winner.


Acting on behalf of long time neighbours and valued Client Talbot and Muir, Musson Liggins has completed a successful disposal of their former premises on Clarendon Street as they move to a new larger headquarters on Maid Marion Way.

Matthew Liggins negotiated the deal with new owners Kexgill, and once their planning application for a Change of Use (under application number 19/00999/PFUL3) was approved by Nottingham City Council in August, the paperwork was exchanged and completed in quick succession. Matthew comments “both our Client Vendor and the new purchaser are very pleased with the outcome achieved here. I am looking forward to seeing how the works progress over the coming months as Kexgill commence converting these beautiful Listed Georgian properties into residential accommodation”

After 40 years providing student accommodation in the UK, Kexgill are now the largest private owner of student houses and halls in the country. This new acquisition is the second located on Clarendon Street having converted 21 Clarendon Street from offices to 10 student apartments in 2018.

Area Manager for Kexgill Luke Gwinnett says the team are “looking forward getting started on what we hope will be a relatively smooth and straight forward conversion process. Above all, we are excited to be able to offer even more high quality accommodation to the vibrant student community of Nottingham.”

The student population in Nottingham across both of its award winning universities surpasses 65,000 per academic year and as such the development of modern affordable student accommodation has proved attractive and lucrative for developers. Just last month The Unite Group, a specialist developer of student accommodation, exchanged contracts on the purchase of a new 620-bed development site in Nottingham.

RISING teenage badminton player Megan Brierley was awarded a £500 cheque at a charity dinner hosted by Musson Liggins last month – which was held in aid of SportsAid to help raise money to support the next generation of British sports stars.

The 15-year-old, of Wollaton, in Nottingham, started playing badminton at the age of 10 and – despite coming to the sport later than her peers – Megan found she excelled and has not looked back since. Megan has played in Badminton England tournaments nationwide, taking home gold, silver and bronze medals. She is now on the Badminton England performance pathway and is competing with players across Europe and beyond.

Megan was presented with the cheque by badminton star and Olympian, Gail Emms MBE, who was the guest speaker at the SportsAid dinner, which was held at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

David Bladen, Director of Musson Liggins who chaired the dinner, added: “We are very proud to be able to support these young people and help make their dreams become a reality. SportsAid is a fantastic charity, which helps athletes progress in their chosen sport and we are delighted to once again be involved in supporting young athletes, just like Megan.”

Since our previous sports report of January 2017 Musson Liggins have continued to provide advice to the sporting community and specialist valuation advice has been provided to:

1 – Sleaford Town Football Club and their Eslaforde Park ground for training pitch improvement and ground works.
2 – To Ashfield Rugby Football club for their new state of the art clubhouse and rugby pitch and artificial surfaced development.
3 – Riverside Family Golf Centre in Nottingham for ground maintenance, clubhouse improvement and further development at their excellent golf driving range, adventure golf and retail
outlet alongside the River Trent.
4 – Penn Golf Club, Wolverhampton for an updated valuation in view of their growing membership and improved facilities for the already excellent course.

Each sporting facility presents its own challenge when considering financial backing as the interests occupied can vary from substantial freehold land and buildings to leased pitches and clubhouses with a predominant form of income generation being through membership, achieved profits from clubhouse facilities, functions and sponsorship leading to the need for an understanding of the various valuation methodologies from those related to land and buildings through to profits and investment methodology.

Our involvement with numerous sports facilities has created a database of evidence and comparison throughout the East Midlands region.

Jul 2019


Musson Liggins have advised clients on a number of fishing lakes and water courses during the last year. Fishing Lakes vary in style, size and design from man made facilities to managed gravel pit lakes, some with river connection and to rural lakes set in woodland locations.

Demand for these types of property has been good and the practice has acted on behalf of clients who were selling, clients who were buying and lenders who were lending against the asset.

Nottinghamshire in particular around the Trent Basin has an abundace of fishing lakes, many of which evolved from former aggregate extraction and which have benefitted from silt removal, landscape managment and the installation of otter predation measures to protect fish.

The lakes are charactersied by the presence of Carp, Chub, Zander, Barble, Roach, Bream and Pike.

Angling clubs vary in membership, as do the size of water courses and some lakes with which we have been involved are in excess of 30 acres of water and in one instance the Angling Club had in excess of 1,000 members.

If we can help with advice, let us know.