Travis Perkins leases warehouse from Maro

Maro Developments has let a 68,000 sq ft self-contained warehouse unit at Spectra Business Park on Slutchers Lane in Warrington to Travis Perkins.

The building trade supplier has agreed on a five year lease for an undisclosed sum and will use the Warrington premises as its North West distribution base, which includes an additional 1.5-acre yard.

The new premises forms part of a 20-acre manufacturing and industrial complex, which includes 247,000 sq ft of industrial, warehouse and office space occupied by a number of tenants. The accommodation is currently available on a leasehold basis.

Travis Perkins' headquarters is based in Northamptonshire.

Andrew Johnson, surveyor at Knight Frank, which acted on behalf of Maro Developments, said: "Travis Perkins first put out a requirement for a new North West base via Colin Chivers of CPPC approximately five months ago. The requirement criteria included a circa 80,000 sq ft industrial/warehouse unit with a good sized yard and originally focused on a 10 mile radius of Warrington, so we felt that Spectra could fit the bill perfectly.

"Spectra benefits from manned gated security and CCTV monitoring with an on-site manager. We believe that this, coupled with the self-contained nature of the premises and large, secure yard, gave Spectra an edge over the competition."

Elsewhere, Knight Frank has disposed of a six acre site on Loushers Lane in Warrington on behalf of De Vere. The six acre site forms part of the former G&J Distillery and was sold to Alderton Loushers, which will occupy office accommodation on site.

De Vere has let 70% of the site to Premier Tanker Service and plans to refurbish the remaining accommodation. There are also long-term plans to use the site as a mixed-use development.

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