Industrial developer Chancerygate has secured a long-term lease for a 36,361 sq ft facility in Cheshire with car dealer Sytner Group.
The deal is the first pre-let at the Novus development in Knutsford. Once completed, the facility will be used for pre-delivery inspection and general servicing of vehicles from high-end manufacturers such as McLaren, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Land Rover.
Planning permission has been submitted for the unit, which sits on a three-acre site. Novus as a whole is planned as a 16-acre, 252,000 sq ft industrial and warehouse scheme, sitting at the eastern end of the established Parkgate industrial estate.
Currently the largest development in Chancerygate’s portfolio, the site was acquired in summer 2017. Work is expected to start this summer.
Sytner’s head of property Nigel Mills said: “Chancerygate has a strong track record of industrial development across the UK and we have been impressed with their ability to cater for our specific needs at Novus.
“Novus was selected as it is ideally situated within close proximity of our dealerships and customer base. This new facility underlines our commitment to the Cheshire and North West region as we invest to improve the service provided to our existing and future customers in the area.”
Chris Brown, Chancerygate development manager, said: “We’re extremely pleased to have secured such an established name in the automotive industry at one of our flagship schemes.
“This is an excellent start to the scheme and we are in detailed discussions with several other occupiers for pre-commitments on the other eight units we will be developing speculatively as part of phase one.”
Joint agents for Chancerygate at Novus are Gerald Eve and Williams Sillitoe.