Wilson Bowden Developments Limited have commenced development of a new scheme of 7 Enterprise units extending to 10,000 sq.ft at Optimus Point, Glenfield, Leicester. Optimus Point is a strategic development site of 65 acres on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre. The location provides excellent access to the M1 motorway and the A46.
The new Enterprise units have been constructed in front of a pre-sale of 61,730 sq.ft bakery unit for Geary’s Bakeries. The 7 self-contained units will all benefit from mains services, shared service yard, onsite parking, WC facilities and kitchenettes.
APB Partner Reg Pollock said:
“There has been very little speculative development of smaller units within Leicester and the surrounds for a number of years, I expect this development will be exceptionally well received to the market to offer high quality industrial space for smaller occupiers.
Optimus Point provides an excellent location giving access to Junction 21 of the M1 motorway and further afield.
There has been a pent up demand for industrial property as the lack of new build speculative schemes have been very few and far between. I expect that interest levels for these will be very good”.
Also commenting, Wilson Bowden Surveyor Sebastian Foster said:
“We have instructed APB to market these units due to their knowledge and experience of the industrial marketplace of Leicester and the Midlands. The units will allow both SMEs and start-up businesses to grow in the environment of a prime, commercial development site.
By introducing a variety of building sizes into the site, Wilson Bowden are pleased that smaller occupiers will also now be able to make the most of the opportunity. This scheme also supports Blaby District Council aims of providing suitable workspace for SMEs and start-up businesses.
Optimus Point has been very successful with occupiers such as Boden, Geary’s Bakeries and Everards all taking units”.