- Helical said it had entered into an amended £400m revolving credit facility with four of its lenders.

The new facility, initially repayable in July 2024, had two one-year extension options which, if exercised, would extend the repayment date to July 2026, the company said.

The facility replaces the existing £150m RCF and the £200m development facility on the company's largest asset, The Bower, London, EC1, both of which had been repaid.

The terms of the new RCF allow drawdowns of up to 60% of value and on completion the facility was £221m drawn (at 47% LTV), leaving £179m available for future acquisitions.

'With just four floors (12% of space) remaining to be let at The Bower, this new RCF secures the long term refinancing of this key asset together with a portfolio of London and Manchester offices,' said Tim Murphy, Finance Director at Helical.

'The new facility extends the average maturity of the Company's borrowings to 4.7 years (31 March 2019: 2.7 years) and reduces the weighted average interest rate to 3.6% (31 March 2019: 4.0%).'

At 9:37am: [LON:HLCL] Helical Bar PLC share price was -1.25p at 358.75p

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