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Jones Lang LaSalle advises Knowsley START on its move to new premises at Huyton Interchange Industrial Estate

Manchester, 13 October 2010 - Jones Lang LaSalle has advised local charity Knowsley START on its acquisition of new premises at Huyton Interchange Industrial Estate, Wilson Road in Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside. 

The charity, which trains special needs (mental/physical) and young people with learning difficulties who have been excluded/disaffected from main stream schools, has purchased the 11,215 sq ft unit for £315,000.  It was imperative that Knowsley Start moved to a facility near to its original site on Link Business Park in order to cater for the local youth who are trained through a programme called Work Based Learning Programme run by Knowsley Education.

Phil Morley, associate director in Jones Lang LaSalle's Manchester office who advised on the deal, commented: "To date Knowsley Start has been split over two sites, and this purchase means that it’s training and administrative functions can now operate from one location which is still close to its current premises.  A planning application was submitted for a change of use from B1/B2 to D1 which was granted in July 2010 which has made this relocation possible.”
Edward Symmons in Liverpool acted on behalf of the LPA Receivers (Colin Jennings & Hugh Dorins) in the sale of the premises.
Notes to Editors:
Knowsley S.T.A.R.T is a Charity and Service Provider which offers training in the following areas: C.N.C (computer numerically controlled) plant (the charity has four CNC machines that cover engineering/milling/woodwork) fabrication/welding; fork lift truck training Reach/Counterbalance to R.T.I.T.B accreditation.
The charity’s aims and objectives are to help those with special needs into further education and worthwhile fulltime employment.