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Modern Access opens new operational hub at Legal & General’s Eastleigh’s Barton Park Industrial Estate

Property consultancy JLL brokers deal with expanding scaffolding company

EASTLEIGH, September 21 2017 – Scaffolding specialist Modern Access has expanded its operations with a new site at Eastleigh’s Barton Park Industrial Estate. 

Modern Access, which specialises in modular system scaffolding and is part of Blencowe Scaffolding, also now has a new home at the industrial estate, having expanded from Basingstoke and Salisbury.

David McGougan, director at JLL in Southampton, which brokered the deal on behalf of the landlord, Legal & General’s Industrial Property Investment Fund, said: “Hampshire is facing an acute shortage of industrial space so it is no surprise that industrial space at well-located estates such as Barton Park, which has excellent transport connections, are in high demand.”

JLL is marketing the industrial estate for let alongside CBRE. Modern Access has taken a 6,465 sq ft unit. It also has premises in Basingstoke and Salisbury.

Alan Blencowe, director of Modern Access, said: ’We are extremely pleased to open our doors in Eastleigh in addition to our depot in Salisbury and Basingstoke. The move allows us to grow the company organically and allows us to meet even more client demands and welcome further clients throughout the next few years, as well as our staff base. Our services have naturally expanded significantly since our business launch in 2016 and we are looking forward to the exciting journey the company has ahead of it.”

Pat Blencowe, managing director of Blencowe Scaffolding, said: ‘The completion of the new operational centre for our Modern Access division is consistent with our drive to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of our new division and the parent company’s plans for internal operations. Our move to Eastleigh was a natural fit for the company.”