Goodman Group

Goodman Group

March 18, 2013 06:30 ET

ETI Signs at Goodman's Birmingham Business Park

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 18, 2013) - Global integrated property group Goodman, has secured a 4,221 square foot letting with The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) on a 5 year lease, at its Birmingham Business Park and is the second signing for the park this year. Goodman Business Services will also be undertaking a bespoke fit out for the new customer.

ETI is a public-private partnership between a number of global energy and engineering companies, (BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell), and the UK Government. Its role is to catalyse engineering projects that accelerate the development of affordable, secure and sustainable technologies in the UK. To date it has invested £198 million across 43 projects.

Goodman, which owns, develops and manages the park, will welcome ETI to 6220 Bishops Court in March. This two-storey building will be ETI's second office and become the centre for ETI's Smart Systems and Heat technology programme, launched by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in Japan in 2012.

Birmingham Business Park is home to nearly 100 different companies. Set within mature landscaped grounds, it is the most established out of town office location in the Midlands and is host to a thriving onsite business community.

Dr Grant Bourhill, Chief Executive of ETI, said:

"We are excited to be opening our second office as our operation continues to mature. The new office in Birmingham was selected due to its first-class transport links, with a major international airport, mainline railway station and the region's motorway network all easily accessible."

James Raven, Development Director, UK Business and Science Parks, Goodman UK said:

"Birmingham Business Park continues to develop its thriving business network and the addition of ETI will no doubt make an extremely valuable contribution. The park boasts an impressive range of customers including EE, Beiersdorf, IMI and, and most recently Computacenter. This has been a positive start to the New Year and we look forward to welcoming ETI officially in March."

GVA and Strutt & Parker advised Goodman on the letting.

About Goodman Group (ASX:GMG)

Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, North America and Brazil. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited and Goodman Industrial Trust, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally.

Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, whilst seeking to deliver attractive long-term returns for investors. In Europe, Goodman has offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

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