Textile firm takes 75,000 sq ft at Kingsway

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Posted on December 04 2020

Cleland McIver Lifestyle has expanded its footprint at the Rochdale business park by agreeing a 10-lease on the final new-build unit at Plot K.

The textiles manufacturer has signed an agreement with landlord Ropemaker Properties to occupy K75, a 75,000 sq ft detached industrial unit at Kingsway Business Park.

The deal takes Cleland McIver’s total occupancy at the park to 115,000 sq ft, after it purchased the adjacent Plot K40 in 2017. Security systems company Thales and German retailer Nobilia Kitchens also occupy units at Plot K.

Agencies JLL, P3 and Colliers International acted on behalf of Ropemaker Properties, while Cleland McIver was unrepresented.

Kingsway Business Park is located off Junction 21 of the M62 in Greater Manchester and comprises more than 2m sq ft of warehouse space. Other occupiers include Asda, logistics firm Wincanton, JD Sports, freight company Dachser, and Ropemaker has plans to develop additional amenities at the complex.

Richard Johnson, director of industrial and logistics at JLL, said: “Cleland McIver’s expansion within the park is testament to Kingsway’s credentials as a premier industrial location and its inherent flexibility to be able to accommodate and facilitate the growth of its occupiers.

“The full occupancy of Plot K further underlines the demand for Grade A mid-box space, the appeal of Kingsway and the quality of its offering.”

Cllr John Blundell, Rochdale Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, business, skills and employment, and a board member of the Rochdale Development Agency, added: “Cleland…is a great company with ambitions to be even more successful.

“It speaks volumes about Rochdale borough in general, and Kingsway Business Park in particular, that this exciting business realised it could find everything it needed for future success right on its doorstep. Its decision brought another ambitious and growing business to Kingsway, one of the UK’s best-performing business parks.”

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