Despite it only being the beginning of the month, November is proving a busy month for Lancashire-based Roundhouse Properties, as the property company welcomes another two exchanges to purchase business units at its new Momentum Business Centre@South Rings, Bamber Bridge – with phase one of the construction close to completion.
The exchange of contracts sees railway engineering specialists, Haigh Rail take on units 3, 4 and 5 at the business park, resulting in the total space stretching over 2,872 sq ft for a combined cost of £302,000. Established in 2011, Haigh Rail employs 34 people based across the UK. The sale will see them move from its previous Roundhouse property development at Buckshaw village.
Commenting on the move, Managing Director, Chris Haigh said: “The area has always provided us with the ability and flexibility to access the motorway network instantly, which is crucial for the work we carry out across the rail network. Due to company growth, and the need to expand our facilities, we saw Momentum as the perfect solution.
“We plan to move into two of the units immediately, the third we’ve purchased as an investment for future expansion. We have had an excellent working relationship with Roundhouse Properties and look forward to continuing this for the foreseeable future – it’s nice to know we’re in safe hands.”
Another company which has chosen Roundhouse Properties’ Momentum site to grow its personalised clothing company is Ultimate Identity. Expanding to take on a second office, the first being in Blackburn, purchasing units 1 and 2 in excess of 1,686 sq ft for £203,300, where they hope to offer new employment opportunities in the area.
Ultimate Identity was established by managing director Paul Booth in 1996, who saw a gap in the market to offer a full in house printing and embroidery service, for work, school and sportswear. Whilst also supplying a range of health & safety products into schools and the NHS.
Commenting on the sale, Paul Booth said: “The location of Momentum is amazing for us, 30 seconds drive from the M6 and M65 ensures we can easily offer our services to customers in the nearby surrounding towns, as well as servicing the Preston area. Myself and the team can’t wait to move into our new home.”
Phase one of Momentum Business Centre@South Rings, Bamber Bridge will see 19 of 42 business units, offering flexible office and industrial space, ranging from 630 sq ft to 2,130 sq ft, specifically designed for small to medium sized businesses. Situated in the heart of the North West with excellent access to all the area’s major motorways, (M6, M61, M65) linking to the region’s largest towns and cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Blackburn.
Due to high demand and a lack of availability during Phase one, Roundhouse Properties has recently commenced work on phase 2 of the build at Momentum Business Centre@South Rings. Nick Kos from Bailey Deakin & Hamiltons were sole agents for the Bamber Bridge development.