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JLL Droitwich double deal

as over 100,000 sq ft taken up at Berry Hill


Berry Hill Droitwich Andrew Cosnett.jpgBIRMINGHAM, 24th March, 2014 - Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich, has seen more than 100,000 sq ft taken up in the past couple of months, with two deals to medical suppliers 365 Healthcare and Owens Logistics.
 
Locally based, 365 Healthcare has over doubled its capacity moving from 20,000 sq ft at nearby Stonebridge Cross to 58,000 sq ft at Berry Hill. Family run business, Owen Logistics were already based on the site and has purchased the freehold of the 52,000 sq ft unit. With its head office in South Wales, the Droitwich facility provides almost 60,000 sq ft on a site of 4 acres.
 
Berry Hill Industrial Estate offers easy access to the M5 and M42 motorway network, which is a key priority for both companies who distribute products throughout the UK.
 
Andrew Cosnett from JLL which act as selling agents on the site said the recent activity at Berry Hill reflects the growing confidence in the market and a need by operators to secure sites, as supply was still a major concern:
 
"It's fair to say we haven't seen a lot of movement on this site for a while and now with two major units taken up in recent months, it would suggest the market is definitely on the upturn.  Certainly sites of this size are becoming scarcer in the area, which has always been popular with logistics companies and businesses needing to distribute products throughout the central region. Droitwich is home to some pretty major operators including Muller Robert Wiseman and Vax, which is currently investing in a 200,000 sq ft distribution unit in the area.
 
"But what's even more encouraging it that businesses have the confidence and funds to make these sizeable commitments which is good for the long term future of the local economy and good for the commercial property market generally."
 
Phil Merrick, Head of Community Services at Wychavon District Council added: "Wychavon is extremely proactive as a council in working with enterprising businesses in the area.  To see this level of investment by two established names is fantastic news and we hope we can continue to support their future growth on Berry Hill."