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New units fully let as Bradford’s economy heads to recovery

Written by: on Monday 30/11/2015

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A group of newly refurbished industrial units in Bradford have been snapped up by new tenants and are now fully let just five months after going on the market, with four growing businesses relocating to the units at Granby Works on Stanley road in the city.

The 15,500 sq ft site, has undergone a £60,000 renovation including new electrics, security, bathrooms and kitchens, transforming the site from single-use industrial accommodation into space for four businesses. The units, which were completed in the summer, have been let by property consultant Eddisons.

Among the new tenants at Granby Works is Phoenix Fabrications, which produces bespoke metalwork installations for commercial and domestic clients, and Mercedes repairs and servicing specialist Prestige Car Care.

John Padgett, Director at Eddisons, said: “The speed with which we let these units shows that there is a healthy appetite for quality, affordable accommodation among small businesses, a sign that Bradford’s SME economy is well on its way to recovery.”

Jason Hawes, director of Prestige Car Care, which has taken a 3,600 sq ft unit on the site, said: “We started the business back in 2009 and have continued to grow, now employing five people, including two full-time technicians. Our new, larger and more modern, unit at Granby Works gives us the potential for future growth and expansion.”

He added: “Relocation can have pitfalls in a business like ours where we rely on repeat business from regular customers, however our new garage and workshop space is great and we have certainly not lost any trade as a result. We have a much better working environment at Granby Works and a welcoming reception area for customers. The location, close to the main Canal Road, also makes us extremely accessible, both to existing and new clients.”

''Affordable accommodation among small businesses, a sign that Bradford’s SME economy is well on its way to recovery.”

Written by: on Monday 30/11/2015

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