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Cain extends Jaynic logistics development loan to £19.25 million

 Cain extends Jaynic logistics development loan to £19.25 million

Cain International (“Cain”), the privately held investment firm, has agreed an extended development finance facility of £19.25 million with Jaynic Property Group.


Cain originally lent £13.8 million in February 2022 for the development of SP160, a 160,000 sq ft warehouse at Jaynic’s Suffolk Park logistics scheme to the east of Bury St Edmunds. It has now agreed to extend the loan by a further £5.45 million, allowing the development of an additional 47,000 sq ft unit, SP47, at the same location.


The new developments form the third phase of Suffolk Park, a key commercial location in the region with exceptional transport connections via the A14 corridor, linking it to Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, and to the Midlands and London via the M11, M25 and M1. Suffolk Park has been a resounding success since planning consent was obtained in 2017, with occupiers including Hermes Parcelnet, MH Star UK, Unipart Logistics, Treatt, Sealy, The East of England Ambulance Trust and Skechers.


The activity closely follows Cain’s £13.85 million senior development loan to wine merchant Lay & Wheeler for the forward funding of a new wine storage warehouse and head office near Ipswich, Suffolk.


The firm’s Fortwell debt strategy, which targets development finance for projects in the sub-£50 million bracket, has lent over £66million in the industrial/logistics sector in the last nine months alone.


Cain has additional exposure in the logistics market, having recently entered the space through its equity division through the £550 million acquisition of a Grade A logistics portfolio comprising 3.25 million sq. ft across seven sites throughout the UK.


Nikos Yerolemou-Ennsgraber, director at Cain, said: “Suffolk Park is a fantastic logistics scheme, and as such it is pleasing to put together an extension to the existing loan facility that will enable Jaynic to develop the warehouse space that East Anglia has a growing requirement for. Logistics has been an area of growing importance to Cain, and to hit £100 million of lending to the sector under the Fortwell debt strategy highlights our confidence in the market’s fundamentals.”


Gary McCausland, director at Jaynic, added: “We are delighted to be able to do our second financing with Cain at Suffolk Park and look forward to the continued success of the scheme.”


Starting on site in 2017, Jaynic’s Suffolk Park scheme in Bury St Edmunds has developed over 1.4m sq ft taking space at Suffolk Park. Existing occupiers include Weerts Group (Skechers/Bleckmann), MH Star UK Ltd, Unipart Logistics, Treatt, Sealey and The East of England Ambulance Trust.


Suffolk Park offers prospective occupiers bespoke buildings on a design & build basis alongside a rolling programme of speculative development. Currently it has three warehouses under construction-SP76 a prelet of 76,000 sq ft to Hermes/ Evri and SP47 and SP160 that offer a 47,000 sq ft and a 160,000 sq ft warehouse that will be available for occupation later this year.


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JAYNIC is an established property company that specialises in promoting land for residential and employment development through the planning process, the implementation of pump-priming infrastructure and development of buildings on a speculative and bespoke basis.

Jaynic has recently been appointed by Mid-Suffolk Council’s development company as joint venture partner on its Gateway 14 site with potential for 2m sq ft of business, warehousing and high-tech innovation space on the A14 at Stowmarket.

Jaynic’s Suffolk Park major employment site in Bury St Edmunds, is now well established. Global flavour and fragrance solutions company Treatt plc recently moved into the 112,000 sq ft first phase of its HQ there. Also, logistics companies are locating on the park with Unipart taking  a 206,000 sq ft warehouse and an 870,000 sq ft warehouse is being built for Belgian logistics group Weerts as its first location in the UK. This follows on from garden furniture import company M H Star taking a 105,000 sq ft warehouse in 2020.

Jaynic has developed the EpiCentre innovation centre for young entrepreneurial and biotech companies on its Haverhill Research Park and is working on a further 1.75m sq ft business park at the former RAF airfield in Shepherd’s Grove near Stanton, Suffolk.

On the residential side, acting on behalf of a landowner, it won a planning consent for a 125 unit residential scheme with 30% affordable housing at Red Lodge on the A14 and sold the site to Barratt Eastern Counties.

Its development activity over the last 25 years has been predominantly focused on East Anglia with schemes in the early years including Cambridge Research Park, Buckingway Business Park at Swavesey, the University of Essex’s, Knowledge Gateway, and Haverhill Business Park.