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Prime Industrial Space Freed Up As Forest Replants In North Of Hartlebury

by Hartlebury Estate

Approaching 100,000 square feet of much needed industrial space has come available in the sought after M5/M42 corridor.

Joint agents Halls Commercial and Harris Lamb are marketing two separate sheds totalling 93,000 sq ft on Worcestershire’s Hartlebury Trading Estate, owned by the Schroder UK Property Fund.

The two adjacent units have been freed up by the regearing of anchor tenant Forest Garden’s lease, which has seen them move to new units in the north section of the 180 acre estate.

Units 291 and 296, which are undergoing refurbishment, are available as independent sheds of 41,181 and 51,819 sq ft, though the two could be let together.

Asset manager Rupert Jeffries of Collingwood Rigby said: ‘We’ve seen progessive growth in genuine interest and unsatisfied demand from occupiers for over a year, taking enquiries to a level not seen for 10 years and occupancy on the estate to a historic high of 98%.’

That led him and the owners to plan a new estate office and amenities including a convenience store and a boardroom for piecemeal rent by tenants. They have also rebranded the estate, installed new bespoke totem style signage and new zonal signage to aid locating businesses onsite and launched a new website.

The estate, let to over 80 tenants including Fedex, TNT and Just for Pets, totals 1.45 million sq ft across 182 units, five miles south of Kidderminster and 10 north of Worcester just off the A449, with easy access to the national motorway network via the M5 and M42.

It provides a range of industrial buildings from small starter units available on flexible leases to larger distribution warehouses and manufacturing units, with traditional and modern offices also provided.

Tenants can speak directly to the onsite estate office team, which provides excellent security with on site CCTV and a system that snaps vehicle registration plates day and night to control and monitor vehicles on the estate.