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Body Shop global HQ sold for 43 million

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New City Court in St Thomas' Street has been acquired by Great Portland Estates for £43 million. Its current tenants include the Body Shop.

New City Court

The Fordgate Group of Companies has disposed of the freehold 1980s building comprising 98,500 sq ft of air-conditioned office accommodation. It is multi-let to 7 tenants on institutional leases, predominantly to 2011; tenants include the global headquarters of the Body Shop, British Airways, Pitney Bowes, Tindall Riley Marine and Greater London Enterprise.

"New City Court provides the group with a significant holding opposite a major transport interchange, in a rapidly improving area of London," says chief executive Toby Courtauld. " It produces a healthy running yield, off low rents, with plenty of asset management opportunities."

Last November GPE acquired a site on Blackfriars Road for 11 million. It also has holdings in Tooley Street and Shand Street.

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