Dunedin Industrial agrees seven-year-deal with David Mason Design


National industrial and commercial property manager, Dunedin has announced the completion of a seven-year-deal with Chesterfield-based David Mason Design, which sees the kitchenware manufacturer move into new headquarters at Carrwood Industrial Estate.

The transaction, which was facilitated by property consultancy Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP), will see the family run wholesale supplier – best known for its bespoke salt and pepper mills and tableware accessories – take over the 22,750 sq ft unit situated close to the town’s centre and just off the A61.

The Chesterfield warehouse is just one of more than 170 estates owned by landlord Dunedin; one of the largest owners of industrial and office property in the UK.

Adam Smith of Dunedin Industrial, said: “The warehouse, which is situated on the Carrwood Industrial Estate in Chesterfield, provides David Mason Design with an ideal base from which to meet the needs of its customers across the country.

“Spanning in excess of 22,000 sq ft their new premises comes with ample office and warehouse space to allow expansion and continued growth in the months and years ahead.”

Property consultancy CPP, which acted on behalf of the landlord, has also been responsible for other deals at the popular industrial estate; with a leading plumbing and heating products distributor taking over four bays spanning in excess of 50,000 sq ft – inclusive of warehouse and office space – in December 2016.

Commenting on the deal between David Mason Design and Dunedin CPP Partner, Ed Norris, said: “The Carrwood Industrial Estate is ideally situated close to major transport links, making it an ideal location for businesses such as David Mason Design and other businesses like it which require a high level of accessibility due to a far-reaching network of clients.”

Commenting on the new premises David Mason Design’s CEO, Nicholas Cowan, said the business now had the space needed to continue to ‘deliver excellence’ to a growing customer base across the UK and abroad – including retailers, importers and distributors.

He said: “With more than 60 years’ experience in the production of mills we have established a strong reputation for technical innovation and quality when it comes to designing and manufacturing salt and pepper mills and other kitchenware accessories.

“This move into bigger premises located close to major transport links is part of our ongoing commitment to providing an accessible service to our customers who are invested in sourcing, supplying and selling unique, exclusive products.”

Designed using trend analysis and in line with customer requirements at its UK headquarters, the company’s Hong Kong office team then monitors the product development and manufacturing process.

The firm’s founder, David Cowan, who designed the world’s first acrylic pepper mill in 1975, continues to take an active role in designing the new products produced by the firm.