Latest News | 15 August 2022

Work completes on multi-million pound business park units

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Clowes Developments has announced that new units constructed at a Derbyshire business park are ready to be handed over to their occupiers.

Work on the units at the property group’s Etiquette Park, in Ilkeston, began towards the end of last year.

Despite a host of challenges faced by the industry, namely supply and demand of materials and a shortage of skilled labour, lead construction contractor TanRo has delivered the bespoke units for Clowes’ clients, on time and according to programme, just eight months on.

The units, which are situated near to the Manners Avenue Industrial Estate, will be occupied by Catering24 and WELEDA.

Catering 24 has taken Unit A, a 27,349 sq ft industrial unit which sits on the left-hand side of the business park.

In a statement, the company said: “This is an exciting new chapter for Catering24.

“Our growth over recent years has led us to this point but it’s been 30-plus years in the making.”

The deal marks significant expansion for the food packaging distributor, which has doubled its turnover in the past two years.

Catering24 has the option to purchase the property within the first two years, assuming the option is triggered this will represent a total investment in the warehouse, equipment, racking and IT software to the sum of £2.8 million.

Sustainable health and beauty pioneer WELEDA will be moving into Unit B at Etiquette Park, which comprises of a warehouse and office facility totalling 24,207 sq ft.

The company’s customer care and warehousing teams are expected to migrate over to the brand-new facility from WELEDA’s manufacturing site at Ilkeston within the next few months, allowing additional breathing space at the Heanor Road headquarters for the expanding business.

Robert Wood, supply chain and warehouse manager at WELEDA, said: “We are really delighted that our move date is now in sight, and cannot wait to settle our team into their new offices and warehouse facility.

“The expansion will not only enable us to recalibrate systems and streamline our business, but the exciting new space will undoubtedly inspire and motivate our team as it will provide improved working conditions.”

Recently, TanRo was announced as the lead construction contractor for Clowes’ next project, Fairham Business Park.

Fairham Business Park is being brought forward as part of the wider masterplan for the £800 million Fairham development, south of Clifton, in Nottingham.

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