Savills has today announced the acquisition of East Anglian residential and commercial property agency Dickens Watts & Dade.

Savills has agreed to acquire 30-strong firm Dickens Watts & Dade. The Peterborough-based residential and commercial property firm will join in January.

The firm has residential only offices in Stamford, Lincolnshire and Oundle, Northamptonshire and a commercial as well as a residential office in Peterborough.

William Stanton, head of Savills’ Eastern region: said: ‘The East of England is one of the fastest growing regions in the UK and Savills intends to be in a prime position to meet these challenges - the DWD deal is an important part of our regional strategy for acquisition and growth which will enable us to achieve our goal and provide an outstanding service to our clients.’