Redsun Developments has completed the first phase of its innovate:speke development at Venture Point business park in Speke, south Liverpool.
Four industrial workspace units are being delivered on a 4.5 acre previously derelict brownfield site. The first two units measuring 15,000 sq ft and 18,000 sq ft are now complete and will be occupied by Killer Ink and Studiocare Professional Audio. Both were acquired on a freehold basis for undisclused sums.
Killer Ink was established in 2008 and is now one of the market leaders in the supply and distribution of tattooing products across the UK and Europe. Killer Ink currently employs 40 people across a number of sites in Liverpool. The new premises at Venture Point will maximise the efficiency of the business by allowing the firm to deal with orders, store and deliver products to customers all from a single location.
Studiocare has provided sales, hire and service of professional audio equipment to education, broadcast, recording studio and home users since its inception in 1998. The new premises at Venture Point will more than double the company’s existing footprint and allow for greater capacity to develop the business and increases staff numbers.
Nick Wightman, development manager at Redsun Developments, said: “We always design our developments with occupiers in mind, so Killer Ink and Studiocare can both expect their businesses to benefit greatly by occupying units on our innovate:speke development. The demand for our product on this development has been really strong and we’ve got a great mix of occupiers signed up for the four units.”
The second phase of innovate:speke is due to finish later this year which will see a further two units measuring 22,000 sq ft and 18,000 sq ft completed.
The project was supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
Roy Backhouse & Co and B8 Real Estate are the joint agents.