A £3 million distribution and customer centre based on a Staffordshire business park has been handed over to its new tenant, a month before the scheduled date.
Cable management manufacturing firm HellermannTyton is relocating from Aldridge to its new 63,000 sq ft warehouse at Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock. It is due to move into the new facility in November.
The warehouse, which will act as the companyâs main distribution and customer centre, has an internal height of 10 metres, a 50 kilonewtons (kN) floor loading and has a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
Jon Churchley, commercial manager at HellermannTyton, commented: The development is essential for our growth into the next phase. We will have increased inventory space and a customer meeting facility, along with dedicated product training academy for both our staff and customers.
The development was backed by forward funding from Custodian Capital and was assisted by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP Growing Places fund, which helps businesses with projects such as buying or constructing new buildings, refurbishing existing premises, improving access or introducing environmental improvements.
The fund is designed to increase economic activity in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, which will promote the delivery of jobs and housing and addressing infrastructure and site constraints by offering companies interest-free or low-rate loans.
David Frost, chairman of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP, added: HellermannTytonâs expansion is a great example of how the Growing Places fund is being used to create a high quality commercial facility and bring new jobs to our area. The LEP is delighted to have been able to be assist in this success story.
The scheme was overseen by Birmingham based Fusion Building Consultancy, which was appointed by Coltham Developments to be the schemeâs agent and principal designer.
Simon Mole, project manager and quantity surveyor at Ludgate Hill-based Fusion, said: The entire operation ran very smoothly from beginning to handover and we are pleased to deliver an exceptional facility for a global brand.