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Howdens Joinery Co Expands Edinburgh Depot

Howdens West Bowling Green Street
Edinburgh, 6 February 2013
- Howdens Joinery Co., a leading supplier of kitchens and joinery to trade customers across the UK, is expanding its depot in Bonnington, Edinburgh

The firm has agreed a deal with landlord, CHAP group, to occupy another unit at 5 South Fort Street Industrial Park, West Bowling Green Street in Edinburgh’s Bonnington area. Already occupying units 3 and 4 at the estate, the move will provide the business with an additional 2,900 sq ft to satisfy growing demand from its trade customers. The deal has been agreed at a rate of £18,618 per annum exclusive, with a lease term until 17 May 2022.
Howdens’ existing lease on units 3 and 4 has also been re-geared to the same lease expiry date at the passing rent.

Howdens Joinery offers a range of kitchen, bathroom cabinet and joinery products. As a trade only business, they have over 35 designs to choose from and over 520 depots nationwide, including 63 depots in Scotland and 5 in Edinburgh.

The company’s depot in South Fort Street Business Park is located in the Bonnington area, two miles north of Edinburgh city centre and adjacent to Leith. Other occupiers at the site include NTP Kitchens and Dulux Decorator Centre.

Jones Lang LaSalle, sole agent for the Business Park, is also marketing the last remaining unit of 7,700 sq ft on the site, comprising warehouse, office and showroom space which is available to lease flexible terms at a quoting rent of £6.50 per sq ft pa exclusive. The modern premises comprise a high bay warehouse area with lower showroom and office area, and mezzanine storage areas above.
Jones Lang LaSalle acted as agent on behalf of the landlord, CHAP Group. Montagu Evans acted on behalf of Howdens Joinery Co.
Kirsty Palmer, Associate Director, Jones Lang LaSalle’s Industry & Logistics team commented: “High quality warehouse accommodation near the centre of Edinburgh is currently scarce, so the opportunity for Howdens to expand its depot on an existing location was too good to miss. With only a 7,897 sq ft trade counter and showroom unit remaining available, South Fort Street Business Park represents a real opportunity for a trade-focused business to take advantage of its position as a key trade location.”