Walton Robinson estate agents branch out into serviced apartments

WR are diversifying into a new area of the market following the success of The Bruce Building, an iconic £5m central Newcastle development.

Aimed at corporate and leisure travellers, The Bruce Building apartments are fully furnished and sleep up to 4 guests. The apartments are let months in advance, with visitors keen to take advantage of its central location on Percy Street, Grade II listed status and heritage as the former headquarters of Newcastle Breweries.

Mark Walton, managing director of Walton Robinson, said: “The last few years have seen significant growth and development for the business – we have confirmed our place as one of the leading letting agents in the North East and have grown into one of the key players in the sales market too. The addition of serviced apartments to our portfolio is an ambitious step, but one we have the expertise and experience to make into another success for Walton Robinson.

“The creation of serviced apartments within the Bruce Building has proved immensely popular, with bookings taken months in advance from visitors from across the world. We believe there is something of a gap in the market in this sphere, so we wanted to create a high-quality, bespoke serviced apartment letting and management service to other clients. In the short time it has been in operation we have had strong interest, which gives us great confidence in the long-term success of our latest offering.”
Walton Robinson operates across the whole North East and has added the dedicated serviced apartments service to its portfolio alongside existing sales, lettings and new build homes divisions. The business has seen huge growth over the past few years, coupled with significant investment to support its development, particularly in its technology and IT.