Friday, 22 March 2019

Start up units a great success at Hortonwood West

Construction work has now completed at Hortonwood West seeing the creation of two blocks of multi-let start up units provided by Telford & Wrekin Council for local businesses.

Construction work has now completed at Hortonwood West seeing the creation of two blocks of multi-let start up units provided by Telford & Wrekin Council for local businesses. 

The two new buildings have proved extremely popular with 12 of the 15 units already let to a wide cross section of tenants.

They have been built opposite each other, with the first comprising of five units and second ten units – complete with meeting rooms, parking and staff facilities.

Kevin Martin of Blinds4Less said “When the new development at Leasow’s Court was first marketed, we expressed an interest in moving to the site. The Council offered us help and advice to enable us to relocate to support the changing needs of our business”.

Kevin Paton-Feaver of Empire Medals and Training said “We wanted to offer businesses and consumers a greater choice of framing options and speedy turnaround. We needed a larger self-contained unit that offered flexibility and value for money.  This was just what Leasow’s Court offered.  We have dramatically improved our productivity and created another full time post and we also plan for an apprentice to start with us very soon”

David Vicarey of Sprinklet Tech Ltd said “The move to Leasow’s Court will enable us to expand other avenues of the business due to the increase in space. Over the next year, this could see three further staff employed at our unit with additional employment predicted in our installation teams”.

Councillor Lee Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Economic Development said “This is a really positive development of new business units which are as a result of the ground breaking Land Deal that the Council has with Homes England and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership”.

“Proceeds from the Land Deal have been invested in small business units which are required for expanding businesses and startups. It will be the first time in at least two decades that we’ve developed new starter units.  All of this combines to mean more investment into Telford, more growth for the local economy of Telford and more jobs for our residents”.

Karl Tupling, General Manager for Homes England in the Midlands said “the Land Deal continues to support the local economy with these units providing a great opportunity for new businesses to star6 up and existing businesses to grow”.

There are now only three units remaining within the blocks, each offering floor space of just over 3600 square feet.


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