Howdens signs up for LCP’s Chase Trade Park09/11/2023
Howdens, the leading supplier of kitchens and joinery products is to open a new depot at the £5 million Chase Trade Park, in Burntwood, Staffordshire.
National commercial property and investment company LCP, part of M Core, which is behind the new 10-unit, 51,000 sq ft site, said Howden’s has signed a 15-year lease for units A1-A3, totalling 8627 sq ft.
Nick Bryson, director (industrial) at LCP, said work was progressing well on the former derelict three-acre site, which is located adjacent to Multipark Burntwood zone 3, which it owns and manages, with completion expected next spring.
“We’re pleased to confirm that Howdens has agreed to open a new depot at Chase Trade Park, adding to its 800-plus units across the country,” he said.
“When we committed to developing the site, we did so knowing there was demand from businesses for units of this size and with almost half the units already taken, months before the trade park is completed, is testament to that.
“Not only is Chase Trade Park revitalising a derelict piece of land, it is also helping to attract nationally known names and, importantly, jobs to the area. We are in discussions with a number of companies for other units, with advanced talks for block C, and hope to be able to announce further new tenants in the coming weeks.”
Block D, which comprises 16,400 sq ft, is being negotiated with an international manufacturing company, while six units in block B and block C remain available. These total 26,695 sq ft, with areas from 2,900 sq ft to 6,400 sq ft, and are suitable for B2 (general industrial), B8 (warehousing) or E(a) (display or sale of retail goods) use, with a focus on trade counter and heavily customer focused businesses.
Chase Trade Park is located in a strategic location, close to the M6 Toll and a few minutes from the motorway network.
The units can be tailored to meet reasonable occupier requirements. They will have steel portal frame construction and eaves height of between six and eight metres. They will include LED lighting, full height electric roller shutter doors and insulated profiled steel-cladded roofs with roof lights. They will also have power floated concrete floors with minimum 30KN/M 2 loading.
The scheme will include ample unloading/loading, with 81 parking spaces, 10 electric charging points, 10 cycle hoops and an additional 11 accessible parking spaces.
Solar powered estate lighting and a significant landscaping provision focused on encouraging new wildlife habitats is included, while LCP also intends to undertake a large planting scheme on the adjacent site entrance to the business park and create new habitats around an existing balancing pond.
The business park is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by CCTV, in addition to frequent mobile security patrols. LCP is responsible for the maintenance of park roads and common areas and it has an on-going policy of reinvesting in the estate with good quality lighting and planting schemes in place. The estate benefits from a planned on-going maintenance programme.
Wainwrights is project manager, architect, and quantity surveyor, while NU Construction Limited has been appointed contractor.