Shop Direct Group

Client

Shop Direct Group, a multi-brand online retailer

Brief

Having moved their head office into a landmark Grade II Listed former aircraft hangar (Skyways House), we were instructed to review their Business Rates liability on this building, as well as two adjacent office buildings. Our brief was to try to reduce the liabilities on all three

Result

The Valuation Officer was persuaded to merge the three entries together on both the 2005 & 2010 Rating Lists. The 2005 and 2010 List mergers resulted in overall Rateable Value reductions of 33% and 47% respectively.

This represents a total saving in excess of £3.6m.

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