Clearbell Capital and Gaw Capital Partners Jointly Announce Transaction of 4 and 5 Harbour Exchange for £36.2 million


Harbour Exchange is a multi-let office estate in London’s South Quay, Docklands


3 October 2018, London – Clearbell Capital and Gaw

Capital Partners today announces the transaction of 4 and 5 Harbour

Exchange in London, with Clearbell Property Partners II LP (Clearbell) agreeing

to sell Harbour Exchange to Gaw Capital for £36.2m.


The assets, comprising two office buildings in

the Harbour Exchange estate, cover 95,000 sq ft in total. Harbour Exchange is a

multi-let office estate located in the Isle of Dogs, offering one million sq ft

of office space. The site is in close proximity to South Quay DLR station and

is a 10-minute walk to the Canary Wharf estate, with access to the Underground’s

Jubilee Line. 


Clearbell acquired Harbour Exchange in February

2014 to cater for businesses looking for cheaper rents in London, having been

priced out of central locations.


A series of asset management initiatives and new

lettings were undertaken to drive income, including:


Overhaul of the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E)



More efficient lighting at 4 Harbour Exchange


New reception areas and external entrances


Five new lettings to new tenants at 4 Harbour Exchange



With over 13 years of investment experience, Gaw

Capital Partners is distinguished for its ability to add strategic value to real

estate through revitalisation, redesign and repositioning. The firm has an

excellent investment track record in the London market, with a number of

strategic and high-potential commercial properties in its portfolio, including Lloyd’s

Building, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, Milton Gate and Tower Place.


Dominic Moore, Head of Asset Management at

Clearbell Capital said, “This sale demonstrates an

appetite for prime office space in desirable locations beyond the City of

London. The development of this business hub in the Isle of Dogs is testament

to the attractiveness of peripheral locations in London, as tenants seek

Grade-A space at reasonable rates. We pursued this investment against a

backdrop of rising rents in the City, looking to deliver high quality office

space to high quality tenants being priced out of the City.”


Christina Gaw, Managing Principal and Head of

Capital Markets at Gaw Capital Partners said, “As freeholders of the

Harbour Exchange buildings, this acquisition will enable us to further

consolidate our holdings at the estate. These buildings represent exceptional

value for tenants, providing access to Grade-A office space in a fantastic

location with excellent transport links, at rents far lower than those found in

the West End, City and other fringe locations.”


Gryphon Property

Partners and Knight Frank acted for Clearbell. Michael Elliott acted for Gaw