Kier Property, in partnership with Maple Grove Developments and Yorvale, has announced that it has secured a new tenant, Ross Care, at its Artis Park industrial scheme in Winsford.
Ross Care will take unit seven (6,609 sq ft) in phase 1 to provide its wheelchair services and mobility equipment on behalf of the NHS and Local Authorities in the Cheshire region. It has 12 service centres across the UK and was recently acquired by Millbrook Healthcare – a community equipment and mobility-related services provider. Millbrook is a portfolio company of Cairngorm Capital Partners and the enlarged group has 45 service centres and a 1,200 strong workforce.
Henry Martin, senior development manager at Kier Property, said: “It’s great that we are able to announce that Ross Care will be taking space at Artis Park. This letting clearly demonstrates that the scheme is continuing to attract strong levels of interest from businesses looking for high quality space to allow them to grow and expand.”
Nik Puttnam, senior development manager at Maple Grove Developments said “With take up continuing on phase one, we are looking forward to starting construction on the second phase, thanks to the £5million funding provided by Cheshire and Warrington LEP. The three stand-alone units totalling 54,000sqft are due to be completed by the end of this year and will bring much needed industrial stock to the market”.
Gerald Eve and Legat Owen are the retained agents for the scheme and have recently seen a marked increase in enquiries and viewings from both local and national occupiers. With discussions on-going, the developers expect to release further letting announcements in the coming months for the £14 million trade counter development, which comprises 122,000 sq ft of floor space across 13 high-quality, flexible units ranging in size from 4,000 – 26,620 sq ft.