New Braintree distribution centre starts to take shape

A new 75,000 sq ft distribution facility and offices, for which we arranged a pre-let to Weston Homes, is taking shape in Braintree, with completion anticipated to take place in May of this year.  The development is on part of a 9 acre site purchased by developer clients, Marshgate Developments Ltd, in May of 2017 and subsequently sold to Knight Frank Investment Man ... Read more

Expanding our team

We end 2017 with two new members of staff. Julia Martin joined us at the end of November and will be working in both the professional and agency departments. Julia graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2009 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Real Estate Management and went to work for Cambridge City Council in Building Management and then Housing Repairs.  Af ... Read more

Supporting St Clare Hospice for Christmas

Once again this year we are pleased to be supporting St Clare Hospice rather than sending Christmas cards.  St Clare do a fantastic job and we are happy to continue our association with them.  To find out more about the work of the Hospice, click on this link to their website ... Read more

New edition of Property Matters now available

We are delighted to announce that the latest edition of our magazine, Property Matters, is now available. With articles on such subjects as investment, strategic land and the growing popularity of rural property, as well as an outline of the professional services we are able to offer our clients, we hope you will find it to be both useful and interesting. If any ... Read more

We sponsored St Clare Hospice at the Harlow Business Exhibition

The annual Harlow Business Exhibition took place on 8 June at the Manor of Groves Hotel, High Wych, and we were very pleased to sponsor the St Clare Hospice stand this year.  St Clare supports adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers in the West Essex and East Hertfordshire area and we were happy to be able to continue our association with the  ... Read more


Coke Gearing are pleased to announce that our clients, Royal London Asset Management, have received practical completion and handover of the new, speculatively developed, light industrial and warehouse scheme at Vision Stansted. The project, procured and completed by Marshgate Developments Ltd, provides a total of five units comprising 104,000 sq ft of brand new ac ... Read more

Bishop’s Stortford is a great Location, Location, Location

It was good to see Bishop's Stortford featuring so prominently in last night's Location, Location, Location on Channel 4 (we suspected it was coming as Phil Spencer had been spotted in the town before Christmas!).  Although the programme was primarily about a couple looking for a home in Stortford, there were several segments showing them in the town centre, with a ... Read more

Futura Park, Ipswich

The 44 acre redevelopment of the former Crane Foundry site in Nacton Road, Ipswich, continues apace. 2016 was a successful year, with a number of transactions taking place for prestige automotive franchises. The year kicked off with the sale of a site on the corner of Nacton Road and Crane Boulevard to Marshalls for a combined Jaguar and Land Rover franchise; th ... Read more

A sweet result as Brake Brothers goes to Gu

Following a ‘beauty parade’ involving the great and the good of the industrial agents community, Coke Gearing were pleased to be appointed jointly with Jones Lang LaSalle to market a bespoke 6.15 acre site in Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford. The site included specialist buildings incorporating what must be one of the largest freezer units in Bishop’s Stortf ... Read more

We’ve had a facelift!

Regular visitors to our website will notice that we have made one or two changes.  We hope these will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for or to add your property requirements to our mailing list.  However, if you can't find just what you are looking for do give us a call and have a chat with one of our agents who will be happy to help  you. ... Read more

Promotion for Louise

We are delighted to announce that Louise Campbell has been promoted to Associate Director at Coke Gearing.  Louise, who joined the firm in April 2012, is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer.  As well as dealing with a wide range of professional matters, such as valuations and rent reviews, Louise also works within our agency department, specialising in o ... Read more


At Coke Gearing we’re creating an even greater presence throughout the M11 Corridor and beyond with a high profile re-brand of our corporate identity. We began with a revamp of our name style:  a bold red and white logo on a charcoal grey background.  This has been rolled out across the board – literally – on our ‘sold’ and ‘let’ signs, as well as o ... Read more

We reach the Top Ten in the Industrial Charts

For the past few years we have entered the Estates Gazette's annual competition to find the property industry's  Most Active Agent. With the results out this week - and not finding ourselves among the top five entrants in any of the categories - we contacted Estates Gazette and were delighted when they confirmed that we had been placed among the top ten Industrial ... Read more

New development set for redundant site

Contracts have been exchanged on a redundant brownfield site adjacent to the existing Stansted Distribution Centre close to Stansted Airport.  In the course of this transaction, Coke Gearing have been in planning discussions with Uttlesford District Council and have advised and assisted in obtaining planning permission for a new 90,000 sq ft extension to Stansted Dis ... Read more

Signs of Development Activity Emerge

Following a number of very difficult years in the commercial property sector, there are now early signs of development activity beginning to emerge in response to an acute shortage of supply of good quality, modern business premises.   In the office sector, Tanners Wharf Limited, having recently completed the letting of Building One at Marriott Court, Londo ... Read more

Coke Gearing Sell The Old Mill, Wendens Ambo

This former mill building, which had been extensively altered and extended to provide 8,500 sq ft of offices on four floors, was sold in March following a protracted marketing period.  One of the main issues we had to overcome was the lack of car parking as with only six spaces this proved to be a real challenge.  However, Coke Gearing approached the adjacent owners ... Read more

Coke Gearing Let Warehouse on Behalf of SEGRO

On behalf of SEGRO & Aviva Investors, Coke Gearing & CBRE have let unit 6027 measuring 12,300 sq ft at Stansted 600 to expanding freight company Systematic Logistics International (SLI).  The unit, which was constructed in 2008 was let on a 5 year lease.  SLI were looking for a base closer to the airport to expand their airline freight operations. Adam ... Read more

The market turns, will development follow?

We have all heard how the economy has hopefully now turned a corner and that the couple of false starts experienced over the last two years will now turn out to be a more permanent and sustained recovery.  We all know that the residential market is hotting up, but what does this mean for the region's commercial property market? The M11 corridor is best known, not ... Read more