Booming park hits new heights

A THRIVING Blackpool business park has seen occupation levels leap up as new firms move to the area.

More than 11,900 sq ft of Whitehills Business Park at Peel corner has recently been sold, let, or placed under offer.

New and expanding companies on the park include leading global biotechnology company Biogen, which has big plans for plants in and around Kirkham.

And Direct Tyres boss Steve

Richardson, who moved his company to the site from Preston, could expand his office space even further next year.

He said: "We moved here because we needed to expand to such a level we needed a new unit at Whitehills. It's ideal due to its location and size.

"We may yet expand into a further unit next year."

Central Underwriting and Central Property Maintenance UK have also recently invested in property on Errigal Developments' Croft Court located on the site.

The park has seen a recent surge in activity according to joint letting agent Robert Pinkus and Co.

They anticipate the development trading at capacity in the near future.

The new-build scheme is currently more than half full with 10,708sq ft remaining, with units ranging from 1,796sq ft to 5,856sq ft.

Danny Pinkus, partner at Robert Pinkus said: "This development offers a good range of sizes for small to mid-size businesses looking to relocate to new, high tech offices.

"The out-of-town office market has been performing steadily throughout the recession and these units are an excellent example of the quality that can be found in locations such as Whitehills."

"The 125 acre Whitehills Business Park continues to thrive and is now generating the critical mass of occupiers which major business parks require."

Originally constructed by Kensington Developments, the Whitehills Park has gone from strength to strength, with a number of firms moving in, including award-winning payroll specialist Danbro, Bathroom Solutions and several car dealerships following the lead of DIY retailer B&Q..