High demand as national and local businesses seek a place at new Anlaby Trade Park development

A new industrial business park in Hull is on course to prove a huge success with commercial trade units earmarked for tenants following the completion of the development – and the first two occupiers set to move in.

Careco Limited has taken two adjacent units totalling 6,000 sq ft and Lincs Electrical Wholesalers Limited has agreed to take a 4,350 sq ft unit. The tenants have agreed 10 and five-year leases respectively.

Developed by The Derwent Group on behalf of the Albert Gubay Charitable Trust, Anlaby Trade Park in Springfield Way provides 49,000 sq ft of much needed new industrial space in the city. 

In total 16 new units have been created providing high specification industrial space. They are suitable for a variety and uses and available in sizes from 1,500 sq ft to 3,550sq ft, although larger spaces could still be created by combining a number of units.

The new site sits on land adjacent to Anlaby Retail Park – also part of the The Derwent Group – which is an established and popular destination with businesses including M&S, Costa, Pets at Home, Next, Asda Living, Iceland and a JD Gym on site.

Andy McCormack, Senior Asset Manager at the Derwent Group, said “We were confident in our decision to develop this speculative scheme having recognised a lack of supply of high quality industrial and trade counter units in the area. 

“Whilst we have already secured the first two tenants at the Park, we have also had a number of serious enquiries from other potential occupiers – both locally and nationally.”

‘High levels of interest from outset’

Chris Hyam, Senior Surveyor at Garness Jones, says there has been ‘high levels’ of interest in the development, attracting enquiries from a range of national and local operators.

“We’ve seen excellent levels of interest in this development ever since we commenced marketing. The high quality specification of the units, mixed with the excellent West Hull location and close proximity to the Anlaby Retail Park, has proven popular with potential occupiers,” he said.

“As new build units they are more energy efficient than older stock, which in the current climate is a consideration for occupiers. These units have returned ‘A’ rated energy performance certificates.  

“The high levels of interest are a reflection of the need for high-quality, adaptable industrial space in the local market, which has not seen speculative new development of this high quality for a number of years.

For more details on the development, and space still available, contact Chris Hyam of Garness Jones on 07889 537 866 or email chris.hyam@garnessjones.co.uk