Evolution Aerial Barnfield Agecroft

Flower wholesaler expands in Salford

Barnfield Construction has completed and sold a 20,000 sq ft unit on its 11.4 acre Salford business park to Rawtenstall-based property developers, Alden Green, which has prelet the warehouse to Clogflower Wholesale on a 10-year lease.

Clogflower will relocate from Wardley Industrial Estate, more than doubling the size of its operation. The flower distributor is a subsidiary of a Netherlands-based group.

Paul Nolan, director of surveyor Nolan Redshaw, acted for Alden Green. He said: “This is an excellent location and a brand new, top quality building. We knew it would let quickly and we had been speaking to Clog Wholesale from commencement on site.”

Barnfield Construction’s industrial site, named Evolution, offers three further development plots where the award-winning contractor and developer can deliver bespoke design and build industrial and warehouse units to occupiers. Units can be accommodated from 10,000 sq ft to 100,000 sq ft on either a leasehold or freehold basis.

The Evolution development was purchased from the Homes & Communities Agency in 2015 and brings forward the last plots at Agecroft which has seen notable success since its creation, securing occupiers such as PZ Cussons, Securicor, Bunzl and Nimans.

Tracy Clavell-Bate, head of development at Barnfield Construction, said: “Occupier interest received to date has been encouraging with interest in plots three and four which could see a further 130,000 sq ft being developed in the near future.”

Danielle Gillespie, executive director at the HCA, said: “The pre-let to Clogflower is fantastic news, as it will bring new jobs and economic growth to Salford. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Barnfield to deliver additional employment space in the next phase of development at Agecroft Commerce Park.”

Nolan Redshaw and LM6 are retained as marketing agents.

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