High security firm takes Stakehill industrial unit

Michael Hunt

Broughton Controls has opened new premises at Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton, Rochdale.

The high security firm, which installs entrance control security measures used in football stadiums including Manchester United's Old Trafford ground and Manchester City's City of Manchester Stadium, has agreed to a ten year lease with Aviva for a new 20,000 sq ft premises on the industrial estate.

A total of 36 staff are relocating from Oldham and the company has plans for future growth.

Laurence Goode, managing director of Broughton Controls, said: "I was very impressed with the location of Stakehill which is close to junction 20 of the M62 and of the quality of the property on offer. Broughton's expansion plans, which include work on the 2012 Olympics and some of the major new security projects around the world, now require much larger and better premises. We have been impressed with the offers of help and support we have already received towards our relocation."

Rochdale Development Agency worked with CB Richard Ellis to help attract the company to the newly refurbished business park.

Julie Evans, business development manager at Rochdale Development Agency, added: "We are delighted to welcome Broughton Controls to Rochdale. We have more than 20 business parks within the borough, so believe we have an excellent offer for any company considering a relocation. Stakehill currently has availability on units ranging from 3,000 up to 50,000 sq ft. We will now work with Broughton Controls on sourcing business support to assist its growth plans."

Paul Cook, associate director of industrial agency at CB Richard Ellis North West, which advised the landlord, said: "Stakehill offers high quality out of town industrial space, while providing an ideal location for businesses that rely on fast, easy access to transport links. Occupiers are looking for quality premises; the refurbishment completed by the landlord, Aviva, was the underlying reason that Broughton Controls was attracted to the facility."

GVA Grimley acted as joint agent.

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As a resident of Bentley Avenue we welcome the new firm , and hope they will consider that Bentley Avenue is still a residential area . and use their area for parking of their vehicles rather than outside the houses. Best wishes for their success

By Mrs Clegg

I echo Mrs Cleggs comments and hope that Broughton Controls will operate a “good neighbours” policy and respect the close proximity of residential properties.
Good luck to them

By Mr Taylor