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About London Gatwick Airport

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) are the majority shareholders in London Gatwick Airport and have around $18 billion worth of assets under management, all over the world. Business travellers account for approximately 1 in 5 passengers and Gatwick serves almost 50 top European business locations and flies to more destinations than any other airport in the UK.

London Gatwick Airport is just 28 miles south of London and with excellent transport links in and out of the capital, it is quicker to get to Gatwick than any other London airport.

Most UK airports are experiencing rapid growth in passenger traffic as increasing numbers of people travel more frequently, and London Gatwick has seen more growth than most since opening in the 1930's.

London Gatwick Airport is the busiest single runway airport in the world and with more than 40 million passengers passing through the airport in 2015, it is the UK's second busiest airport with more destinations than any other airport in the UK. Month-on-month, the airport sees consecutive growth with an incredible 4.53 million travellers passing through in August 2015 alone.

Recent improvements have been made to the forecourts of both terminals and security facilities. Airport management’s £2 billion expansion plan is now well underway with constant evolution and expansion planned for the foreseeable future.

With the recent introduction of new airlines and new destinations, the demand for parking at London Gatwick has risen to 20% above the current supply and is expected to rise further still if the proposal for a second runway is carried out.

The majority of the millions of travellers arriving at Gatwick, do so by car, about 38% actually. As London Gatwick currently has only 24,000 long stay car parking spaces it simply cannot fulfil the high demand for airport parking so investing in established car parks at the UK´s busiest airports makes perfect financial sense for investors worldwide

This said, long-stay car parking at London Gatwick Airport is an excellent commercial property investment. It is an easy, yet lucrative way to diversify your investment portfolio.

Car parks at London Gatwick operate 24/7 every day of the year. Help Me Park, who operate phases 1 and 2, have been managing airport parking for more than 10 years and now have a 10% market share of Gatwick's official long-stay car parking. Their pricing policy encourages customers to book early to achieve the best pricing as costs rise closer to travel period, similar to the pricing strategy of airlines. Help me Park is listed as a preferred partner on the official London Gatwick Airport website and is the preferred parking company for leading hotel chains serving this airport, including Hilton and Sofitel. Phase 3 has been serving Gatwick for 3 decades and is operated and managed by an airport parking management company with more than 30 years' experience. Check the Gatwick Airport Operator Scheme.

Both management companies offer customers additional security together with a meet and greet valet service. They have both received the official Parkmark award from London Gatwick Airport and also 'Buy with Confidence' credibility from the Trading Standards Authority.

London Gatwick Airport Investment Opportunity

Each parking space is available to purchase from only £25,000 and is leased back and managed on your behalf by a well-established airport parking company with more than 30 years' experience. Investors will be able to take advantage of a Lifetime Management agreement with a guaranteed two-year lease for every investor´s car parking space(s) upon completion. Following the expiry of this lease, the parking space automatically moves into a lifetime management agreement. This means that the parking space(s) will be managed for the lifetime of the investment or for as long as the investor wishes. Investors are free to break this agreement should they wish to manage the space themselves or appoint another agency to manage it on their behalf. This mechanism is designed to offer investors a lifetime of security and flexibility.

Each investor will receive their own personal title deed, registered at the land registry, following completion. Returns are fixed at 8% per annum for the first two years, projected 10% in years 3 & 4, and projected to surpass 12% in years 5 & 6. Investors who purchased previously and are now into their third year are currently receiving 10.2% returns.

The RICS valuation reflects an immediate uplift of £12,500 per parking space at London Gatwick Airport.

This investment has the assurance of an asset backed property, where you will own your own title deed, which is registered with HMRC land registry, in your name or that of a company.

With combined fixed returns of 16% for the first two years of your investment and a 25% rise in value, investors are off to a fantastic start with a 41% initial return.

A Great UK Investment Opportunity in Airport Car Parking Offering up to 12% Returns Annually with Quarterly Income

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Facts & Figures

Airport Overview

  • July 201685,000 passengers expected to fly within 24 hours

    Record passenger numbers and doubled profits
    London's fastest growing long haul gateway
    Serves more destinations than any other UK airport
    Set new world record for aircraft movements and passenger numbers for a single-runway airport, last year
  • June 2016Busiest month ever

    Saw the unveiling of new £186m state-of-the-art terminal link and new hi-tech baggage system
    20 new long haul routes to 4 continents in 2016
    Transformed Pier 1 opened by MP Steve Reed
    Won ‘European Airport with the most new long haul routes’ Award
  • May 2016More than 3.8 million passengers

    80th anniversary of first ever flight from Gatwick
    Opened the world's largest self-service bag drop zone
    Reached 40 million passenger milestone, 10 years ahead of predictions
    Passengers to long haul flights increased by over 40%

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