First firms up and running at Chertsey Business Park
Chertsey's new business park has just welcomed its first two firms, owner Runnymede Borough Council has announced.
Fragrance company Ultra International UK has moved into a 6,200 sq ft unit. The company's Chief Executive Priya Sanganeria said: "We are very pleased to set up our operations at Chertsey. It is a new build, very good quality. A big advantage is the close proximity to Heathrow. It is easy for material to go in and out and also very convenient for customers to visit and inspect our facility."
Chertsey Business Park is half a mile from the town's railway station, which allows travel to London Waterloo in less than one hour. Its location also provides good access to junction 11 of the M25 and junction 2 of the M3.
It has been joined by neighbours Marathon Bags, which has a 4,000 sq ft unit. Director Simon Worthington said: "We chose Chertsey Business Park as it gives us close and easy access to (our sister business) AlleyCatz as well as the M25, M3 and M4.
"The increasing migration to online web purchasing and fulfilment means the new Chertsey acquisition provides us with a springboard to co-ordinate and expand our bespoke services and footprint in the UK for both companies.
"We are pleased that the negotiation of lease and physically moving in was completed in record time."
Chertsey Business Park opened in October 2020 with 62,000 sq ft of modern energy efficient warehouse style space with offices. It was set up by Runnymede Borough Council on land it owns at Hanworth Lane, to help improve the borough's economy and support local people.
The Council is currently in discussion with more companies looking for premises, and is now encouraging businesses - new and established - which are looking for modern facilities to contact it via the Chertsey Business Park website. Warehousing space with good connections is likely to be of increasing benefit when the post-Coronavirus recovery begins to take shape as both traditional and e-commerce businesses will need storage space.
Hanworth Lane is already home to luxury furniture provider Kesterport, railway and civil engineering company Lowery, flooring supplier YTD UK systems engineering house Drumgrange and industrial after-market parts retailer KM Products Europe.
Chertsey Business Park has units ranging from 3,756 sq ft up to 7,300 sq ft for office, research and development, light industrial, storage and distribution uses (classes B1c, B2 and B8). There will also be the opportunity for some units to be combined with the single largest combined unit possible being 45,973 sq ft.