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Bathgate Flooring choose Birchwood Park base

Birchwood Park kicks off 2017 with their latest office and warehouse letting at Cavendish Avenue – just one unit remains.

PATRIZIA, the manager of Birchwood Park, Warrington, has completed the letting of its second warehouse unit at Cavendish Avenue, welcoming national flooring solutions provider Bathgate Flooring to the park. The move to Cavendish Avenue is an important step in line with Bathgate Flooring’s wider growth plans.

Bathgate Flooring has acquired 711 Cavendish Avenue, a 13,965 sq ft warehouse, moving from Warrington Town Centre. The move gives Bathgate Flooring Enterprise Zone status, and means the business will be able to take advantage of the range of benefits available to occupiers within the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, including savings of up to £275k on business rates over 5 years.

Tony Osborne at Manager at Bathgate Flooring, said: “When deciding on a new location for our floor coverings operation, the flexibility on offer at Cavendish Avenue was a real deciding factor. With its state of the art facilities it will provide an impressive space to invite customers and suppliers. It’s unusual to find the quality of unit we have found here, with access to such an extensive range of amenities onsite and within a real community environment.”

Bathgate Flooring is part of the Bathgate Group of companies, which specialise in areas including silica sand, horticultural products, bulk powder haulage, manufacture and installation of raised access flooring, IT and hosting services and business finance solutions.

Osborne continued: “This move is an important part of our growth plans and will accommodate our growing team, and no doubt help us attract and retain the best staff.”

Robert Mee, Board Member of Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Chair of the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone Board, said: “The Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone is one of Cheshire and Warrington’s most exciting growth propositions, and one that is really set to put the area on the map and play an important role in rebalancing the economy through the Northern Powerhouse. In only nine months, the EZ has seen businesses moving into all its sites, as well as speculative development underway as a direct result of EZ status. I’m delighted to welcome Bathgate Flooring to Birchwood Park as the latest company to take advantage of the incentives offered by the EZ.”

Completed in May 2016, 711-713 Cavendish Avenue was built speculatively in response to the growing demand in the region. Bathgate Flooring will now join global medical diagnostics company, Werfen, who recently completed the fit-out of a 17,537 sq ft warehouse at neighbouring 712 Cavendish Avenue. Interest in the final remaining unit is strong.

Martin O’Rourke, Commercial Director at Birchwood Park, added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Bathgate Flooring to our growing business community. As part of the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, Cavendish Avenue is an exciting prospect for any business looking for the flexibility needed to support business growth. This combination of office and warehouse space in a landscaped, business park setting is unique and we look forward to welcoming further new occupiers as they choose to make Birchwood Park their home.”