Barnsdales property consultancy has appointed Andrew Seale as its new senior surveyor for the South West
Andrew joins the consultancy’s newest office in Cirencester and one of the properties Andrew will manage at Barnsdales is the 52,000sq ft Cirencester Office Park located near the town centre.
Barnsdales in Cirencester was established two years ago with the acquisition of David Allberry & Company, a property consultancy practice which began in 1979. Since then, the consultancy has expanded, taking on a wide range of properties in Gloucestershire and attracting new businesses to the area.
Andrew Seale MRICS is a chartered surveyor who has previously worked for real estate firms GL Hearn and Cushman & Wakefield where Andrew managed property on behalf of organisations including Barclay’s Bank. In his new role at Barnsdales, Andrew will focus on property management, agency, rent reviews and lease renewals and he also has expertise in business rates.
One of his objectives at Barnsdales in Cirencester is to help the area adapt and make the most of the cultural changes that have resulted from the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew believes this will see market towns such as Cirencester become increasingly attractive to businesses and workers.
He said: “Market towns like Cirencester have already demonstrated their ability to adapt to people’s changing shopping habits and unlike other places, Cirencester isn’t dependent on tourism and it’s not a major commuter town.
“People and businesses are beginning to turn away from the big cities, so they can live closer to work in areas where they can have a better quality of life and better work-life balance. I think this change has been accelerated by the pandemic and the way it’s transformed how people want to work, shop and travel, and it’s important that areas can adapt to support that ambition to build back better.
“With its wide range of local amenities, good transport links and stunning location, Cirencester and towns across the South West should be able to capitalise on this cultural shift and I’ll be working with property owners to help them make the most of the opportunities ahead of us. Expert, professional property advice is the prerequisite of success, and I’m excited to be lending my support in driving our business forward with successful outcomes.”
Managing Director of Barnsdales, Jason Barnsdale said: “Our Cirencester office has had a fantastic couple of years and it’s grown significantly. With Andrew joining the team, we’ll be making the most of his first class market contacts and local knowledge.”