New Hucknall business park units are being snapped up at astonishing rate
Units at a new Hucknall business park are already being snapped up tenants within weeks of its official launch.
Melvyn Cross, Mark Cross, Gary Cross and Richard Noon, directors at Total Aggregates and Total Reclaims Demolition, are developing a piece of land near their Hucknall headquarters to create a selection of high-calibre industrial B1, B2 and B8 units, which will be known as Whyburn Business Park.
The new project is set to be delivered in two phases.
Phase one will provide nine units, each with a footprint of around 2,000 square feet, while phase two will see the addition of another nine similarly-sized units.
All 18 units will then be aimed squarely at SMEs and all the new units can also be tailored specifically to the needs of the individual tenant.
Sunny Landa, director at commercial property specialists NG Chartered Surveyors, who is marketing the new scheme, has been astonished by the response, despite the ongoing pandemic.
He said: "What’s really blown me away with this scheme is the demand there has been for these units.
"I expected there to be demand, but not this amount, especially with us only now coming out of lockdown.
"People might have expected the market to be struggling but it’s not, it’s the complete opposite, the market’s flying.
“My colleague Ellis Cullen secured tenants for three of the nine units in phase one within the first week.”
And Mr Landa said the speed at which units were being secured and the continuing high interest in the new site reflects a positivity within the business community that is the complete opposite to the perceived view that businesses are struggling in the wake of a year of lockdowns.
He continued: "Businesses are actually doing really well overall.
"I know there are some that haven’t but there are so many businesses, and local businesses at that, that are just going from strength to strength.
“I think that’s what we needed to be shouting about, that there’s so many success stories out there and it’s not all doom and gloom.
“Melvyn, Mark, Gary and Richard should be congratulated for creating such versatile high-spec industrial units in this area.
"The fact that they are being let shows that business confidence is still high, despite the challenges of the last 12 months.“Credit to them for speculatively putting a spade in the ground and committing to this project and the rewards are already coming.
"I was there having a site meeting the other day and a guy pulled up in his nice posh Audi and I could tell he was looking at the units.
"I went up to him and asked him if that was the case and he said it was and he’s now talking to me about having four of them – and he’s a local business owner too.
"The sentiment out there now is so positive and this whole project has been a huge success.”