Four new tenants have agreed deals with Carnell Management Services for units at the recently completed £6.6m Nexus Business Park in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
New start up company Battery Dynamics, which designs and provides bespoke energy solutions, has leased a 3,000 sq ft unit on a six year lease. The letting marks the company’s first permanent base within the South Yorkshire region since its inception in September 2019.
Property maintenance specialist Mila Maintenance and Installation is moving from phase one of Capitol Park onto Nexus in an expansion plan to double the size of its South Yorkshire base. The company, part of Heywood Williams Components Group Ltd, is centralising its nationwide functions to make the 7,500 sq ft Nexus unit a centre of excellence.
World of Windows (Yorkshire), which provides double glazing and glass and was established in 2007, has relocated its office and manufacturing facility to Nexus from Barnsley’s Claycliffe Business Park following expansion, taking a 4,000 sq ft unit, on a 10 year deal while Total Safety take Unit 12.
The 15-unit Nexus project at Capitol Park was speculatively built for B1, B2 and B8 use by developer and long term investor Carnell Management Services (CMS) and part funded with a £2.20m loan from the Sheffield City Region JESSICA Fund.
Jordan Garland, director at Battery Dynamics, said: “Opening a base at Nexus has given Battery Dynamics the space, facilities and accessibility that we need. We have a large storage space as well as access to a growing national customer base. The quality of build of the units is superb. We hope to double our four-strong staff this year.”
Tristan Cooke, managing director at Mila Maintenance, added: “The setting up of our new centre of excellence at Nexus means we have boosted staff numbers to 40 and hope to add further customer service staff in the short to medium term.”
Paul Carnell from CMS, said: “We are delighted that Battery Dynamics, Total Safety and Mila Maintenance have made Nexus their new home and also to see World of Windows choose it for its relocation. We welcome them all to our tenant portfolio.”
Rebecca Schofield, partner at the Sheffield office of Knight Frank which is marketing the industrial and warehouse units, ranging from 3,000 – 11,800 sq ft, along with joint agent Smiths said: “Nexus presents the perfect location for businesses to establish themselves in the region or for relocation and expansion, thanks to the park’s high quality office and storage space, plentiful car parking and excellent road connectivity.
“We are pleased to have secured all four lettings, bringing new jobs and economic growth to the area. The deals show confidence and demand in the local marketplace for high quality industrial accommodation. We also expect further units under offer shortly.”
Coun Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted that these growing companies have chosen to expand in Barnsley, taking advantage of the excellent new premises now available at the Nexus industrial development, on the flourishing Capitol Park.
“We look forward to continuing to support all the companies to further grow and develop, and hope to welcome further businesses to this prime development in the near future.”
The high specification Nexus’ units feature impressive facades, full height roller shutter loading doors, LED warehouse lighting, fitted offices with WCs, shower and kitchen facility, good sized loading areas with dedicated yards to the large units, on site CCTV, superfast broadband connectivity and electric car charging points, within a landscaped business park environment.
Capitol Park, Barnsley sits adjacent to J37 M1 and two miles from Barnsley town centre, and has proved popular with a mixture of office and industrial occupiers including Solaframe, Gem Imports and NHS.