Brunswick House, Cambridge Cambridge
Table top with Loft style Interior Building Decoration
Cambridge County Council
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William Rooke 
Partner - Head of Eastern Commercial
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William Rooke is an investment and commercial development property specialist.

Three career highlights: 

  • Land assembly in central Cambridge for 316 room student housing scheme.
  • Acquisition of vacant office building in North Cambridge for £1m and subsequent letting and Asset Management to create a £7m investment.
  • Securing planning consent and anchor tenants for a £100m industrial development in the Midlands. 

Carter Jonas were instructed by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to acquire Brunswick House, a 251 bedroom purpose built student accommodation property in Cambridge.

The property was arranged over four floors and comprised a mixture of en-suite flats and self-contained studio flats. 

After the initial party failed to perform the vendor approached CCC as we were able to perform quickly and efficiently to tight timescales, exchanging contracts within 2 weeks and completing 4 days later. Carter Jonas negotiated on CCC behalf to secure the freehold interest of the property, which had the benefit of occupational income, for £38 million reflecting a net initial yield at completion of 4.78%.