Dominus and Cheyne Capital Management UK have teamed up to acquire 65 Fleet Street in London for a mixed-use redevelopment project.

The transaction, which represents Dominus’s entry into institutional capital partnerships, further strengthens Dominus and Cheyne Capital’s ongoing partnership.

The two firms said the current plan is for the historic façade onto Fleet Street to be reworked and upgraded with materials and detailing more in keeping with the surroundings, adding that the redevelopment will also include the opening of the Tattle at The Tipperary coffee shop and the Florist at The Tipperary. 

CGI of the redeveloped 65 Fleet Street

Source: Dominus

CGI of the redeveloped 65 Fleet Street

Preet Ahluwalia, principal director at Dominus, said: “By working with the existing building and with an ambitious design team, we will minimise our environmental impact and create a place that truly serves the City and its people.”

Ahluwalia added that the transaction is also a “significant moment for Dominus, marking the commencement of us partnering with institutional capital to bring forward a development”.

In February, UK hotels and living sector real estate manager Dominus secured £400m (€467m) worth of loans from Cheyne. At the time, Dominus said the two senior loans will provide development finance for two of its purpose-built student accommodation developments in the City of London.

“Our strengthening collaboration with Cheyne Capital is testament to our experience, reliability and integrity. Meanwhile, we continue to be ambitious and pursue other joint ventures and opportunities, where we know we can add real value to communities and places,” Ahluwalia said.

Hamish Gordon at Cheyne Real Estate, said: “Following on swiftly from the two deals announced in February, we are pleased to be partnering again with Dominus on this acquisition.

“Together we will deliver a bold redevelopment scheme at 65 Fleet Street. The works to The Tipperary Pub and the new meanwhile-use offerings delivered over the coming weeks will also provide clear benefits to the wider community.”

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