People

John Upton – Prowse

Partner

Location

London (West End)

Contact John

T: +44 (0)20 7333 6248

E: [email protected]

John is a partner in our industrial department and advises clients in the manufacturing, research & development and distribution sectors. He advises on corporate property issues including, estate strategy, rating, valuations for company accounts and lease consultancy matters.

Specific experience

Acting for Rolls-Royce plc in respect of their production, research and development and testing facility at Filton, Bristol with regard to rating matters.

Providing advice to BP on rating matters regarding their 52,000 sq m research and development site at Sunbury-upon-Thames and during its conversion to a state of the art office campus. This advice has produced rates savings of over £16M to date.

Advice to a building trade company with over 250 UK properties to include a review of internal property functions within the organisation, an audit of existing information systems, recommendations relating to process control and financial reporting and the appointment of a new property director.

Advising clients with industrial and distribution properties on lease renewals and rent reviews including the preparation of submissions and counter submissions, giving evidence at oral hearings and submissions as to costs – clients include Aviva, Siemens, BSS Group, Carlsberg UK, Morgan Crucible, Rolls-Royce and Whitbread.