Logistics firm takes 23,000 sq ft in Rochdale

MW Fulfilment Services, which provides shipping and storage solutions, has expanded by opening up its first facility in Rochdale after investing £200,000 in the unit at the 270,000 sq ft Broadfield Business Park in Heywood. 

The firm will take over the unit, owned by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, from Bornmore Metals, which signed a 10-year lease on the space last December. 

Bornmore is moving to a purpose-built facility at Chamberhall Business Park in Bury. 

MW Fulfilment Services, which was founded in 2018 and has its headquarters at Astra Business Park in Trafford, has taken a nine-year lease on the unit, which will serve as a base for its e-commerce operations. 

Founder and managing director Mike Walls said he expected the expansion to create 20 additional jobs. 

Walls, who describes his firm as a “mini Amazon”, said: “The Heywood site became operational at the start of August and we’re really pleased with the way it works. 

“Transport is only part of the business but it’s a very important part and the Heywood site benefits from motorway connections. We think it’s the perfect place to meet the needs of our growing customer base.” 

Other companies at Broadfield Park include logistics firm Chris Hayter Transport, packaging and paper distributor Antalis UK and food transportation firm Martin Brower UK. 

MW Fulfilment Services was unrepresented in the transaction. Avison Young acted for Bornmore Metals. 

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