About Us

UK Land Estates is a property investor and developer, with more commercial buildings and commercial development land than anyone else in the North East of England.

As a trusted provider of quality commercial property we build close relationships with customers, understand their needs and provide solutions from within our portfolio, whether that's an existing premise or building one to meet exact specifications.

BUILDINGS FOR BUSINESS

We own entire estates which means we have full control and consistently provide the best environment for our customers.

The portfolio is diverse and includes property suitable for businesses of all sizes looking for industrial, commercial, retail and office space.

In total, UK Land Estates owns 28 estates across the North East of England

Our three main estates:

In addition we own a number of estates and properties across the region.

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Land for Growth

UK Land Estates has a significant land bank of over 180 acres of development land within our existing estates, all of which we can readily develop on, and many with planning permissions already in place.

This growth potential means that if we don’t have a space that meets a customer’s needs, we can build it, quickly and efficiently.

We have a successful track record of new build, regeneration and refurbishment on our brownfield sites.

Our in-house developments team consists of surveyors and construction experts enabling us to deliver these development projects efficiently and to exact specifications.

They also work to update our existing property portfolio, redeveloping existing properties to meet the changing needs and demands of the market.

If you’d like to speak to a member of our developments team about a bespoke specification build, get in touch.

Recent Developments

The ongoing programme of activity means that we continually launch new properties to the market, with some of the most recent being:

  • Intersect 19 – Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate – high bay manufacturing and distribution units
  • Enterprise House – Team Valley Trading Estate – mixed use – office and retail units
  • Eighth Avenue East and West – Team Valley Trading Estate – high spec industrial and distribution units
  • Kingsway North – Team Valley Trading Estate – phase 1 – three detached warehouse / industrial units with high office content

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Our Clients

UK Land Estates has nearly 800 clients across its estates.

Our varied property mix means we have a range of public and private sector customers from small local SMEs to multinationals and household names including Premier Inns, WH Smith and Greggs.

We believe in getting to know our clients and working closely with them, that’s why we have a Tenant Liaison Team which builds relationships and makes sure we’re supporting our clients throughout their business journey.

Our Tenant Liaison Team works closely with our clients, contacts them regularly and keeps them updated, when appropriate, of news and developments on their estate.
As a result we understand their business needs, can support business growth and periods of change and provide flexible solutions from across our extensive portfolio.

We take great pride in supporting the business community on our estates, and have showcased some of them within the Our Clients section.

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a client, and the current property available across our estates, get in touch.

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Building Our Business

UK Land Estates was started 30 years ago, with a single commercial property unit. Since then, the business has grown exponentially transforming into the significant commercial property owner and developer it is. The business continues grow, both by developing its land bank, and through seeking new investment opportunities that align with the business strategy.

OUR PEOPLE

Our management team is based on our flagship property, Team Valley Trading Estate.

It’s a team made up of specialists, each expert in their field, and working closely together.

Our mission is to provide our clients with excellent customer service and the very best property for their business.

We work hard to deliver on this commitment either by providing the best property we can from our portfolio, or building a new unit to meet their needs.

KEY DATES

UK Land Estates has grown through joint ventures and acquisitions.

1989 – founded by our Chief Executive, Chris Whitfield

2011 –  the company formed a joint venture with Highcross

2014 – Highcross was acquired by US-based Northwood Investors, a privately-held real estate investment adviser

 

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Supporting our communities

As a business, and as a team of individuals, we firmly believe we have a responsibility to support our local community.

We enjoy being involved, doing our bit and take pride in knowing we’ve, in some way, made a positive difference to the everyday lives of people living near our estates.

We choose to focus our efforts on, and engage with organisations and individuals that:

  • provide assistance to people experiencing hardship
  • reduce social inequalities
  • provide sporting opportunities to young people

There are a number of ways that we make a difference to our local area.

  • We provide a number of local groups and organisations with the one thing we have that they need – free premises
  • We sponsor local youth sports teams
  • Our team undertakes fund-raising activities, which UK Land Estates match-funds.

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If you feel your local group is one we’d be interested in, and we could help you in some way, do get in touch.

We can’t promise we’ll be able to help, but we can promise to listen and find out more.

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Current Developments

Eighth Avenue West, Team Valley

Eighth Avenue West has planning granted for a new hi-spec industrial / distribution unit, with high office content, on this large area of land at the heart of the Team Valley.

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  • Type: Industrial / Distribution
  • Size: 4,910 sqm (52,851 sqft) - option to join site with Eighth Avenue East
  • Location: Eighth Avenue, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0TU

Current Developments

Eighth Avenue East, Team Valley

Eighth Avenue East has planning granted for a new hi-spec industrial / distribution unit on this large area of land at the heart of the Team Valley. Work will commence shortly to redevelop the site.

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  • Type: Industrial / Distribution
  • Size: 3,412 sqm (36,726 sqft) - option to join with Eighth Avenue East
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0TU

Current Developments

Kingsway North, Team Valley

Kingsway North is a prime location, immediately off the A1. The prestigious address is being redeveloped into distinctively designed and substantially sized industrial units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 2,788 sqm (30,009 sqft) to 5,539 sqm (59,620 sq ft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0BE

Previous Developments

Enterprise House, Team Valley

Enterprise House is at the heart of Team Valley, and is currently being redeveloped to provide newly refurbished high quality office space on the first floor, and new retail units on the ground floor. 

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  • Type: Retail / Offices
  • Size: Office: Suites from 68.7 sqm (740sqft) to 158 sqm (1,700 sqft) / Retail: Units 83 sqm (893 sqft) and 84 sqm (904 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0SR

Previous Developments

Dukesway Central, Team Valley

Dukesway Central is located between two of Team Valley’s main thoroughfares. The 10 acre site is being developed to include upto 200,000 sqft of industrial and warehouse units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 1,140.5 sqm (12,276 sqft) to 2,493 sqm (26,834 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 OPY

Previous Developments

Mammoet, Teesside Estate

Transport giant Mammoet required new state-of-the-art headquarters. The six-acre facility was built to Mammoet’s specifications.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Office
  • Size: 3,100sqm (33,480sqft)
  • Location: Plot 5
    Teesside Estate

Previous Developments

Intersect 19, Tyne Tunnel

Intersect 19 is located in the Tyne Tunnel Estate, in the commercial hub of North Tyneside.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Manufacturing
  • Size: 4,912 sqm (52,874 sqft) up to 8,187 sqm (88,125 sqft)
  • Location: Tyne Tunnel Estate

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