Network Rail today announces the first step in a new approach to engage with businesses looking for commercial space, development opportunities or retail space at Britain’s largest stations. The company will re-brand Spacia, its 7,000 unit strong commercial lettings portfolio to Network Rail Property and is offering flexible leases and rates to support small and medium sized enterprise throughout Great Britain.For the first time, businesses will also be able to find out what opportunities are available and access advice and support from Network Rail by going to a dedicated website and helpline. Network Rail is one of the country’s biggest land owners, and this means businesses can now access information on everything from the leasing of railway arches and retail units at some of the country’s largest stations, to joint-development opportunities nationwide.
Maximising the value of Network Rail property portfolio also allows the company to re-invest in the railway, bringing better services for passengers.
Director of property David Biggs commented: “We already work with thousands of companies across Britain – from major retailers and some of Britain’s biggest property developers, to the leisure industry and a whole range of small to medium business enterprises. Our stations are some of the busiest retail destinations in the country, and we have prime sites for development across our national network as well as commercial space to rent in the heart of our biggest towns and cities.
“By innovating and creating tailor-made solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes, you can now come to Network Rail for everything from simple leasehold, or a multi-million pound joint-venture partnership. In creating a new easy to use website it will make it easier and more efficient for anyone wanting to do business with Network Rail in the future.”
More information on lettings, retail or development opportunities with Network Rail can be found at www.networkrail.co.uk/property, or by phoning 0800 830 840.