Family business saddles up at Bluestone

Another unit has been let at the hugely popular Bluestone Centre new development on Amesbury’s giant 160-acre Solstice Park.

Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has successfully negotiated the letting of Unit 18 to Equidae Equine Services.

Quoting rent for the 1,485 sq ft (137.96 sq m) unit was £8,750 and Equidae has agreed a six-year lease.

Myddelton & Major Commercial Agency Surveyor Gary Mead said: “Equidae is a family-run equine and pet store offering everything from replacing broken hoof picks to the weekly feed shop, trailer hire, rug washing, small animal feed, horse feed, supplements, treats, first add and more.

“I was pleased to be able to help facilitate the deal that brought them to the Bluestone Centre and it is so heartening to see family-run businesses thrive.”

Bluestone is the first new business centre development at the strategically-located Solstice Park since the Beacon Centre in 2005.

It is significant for employment prospects in Wiltshire with 131,630 people of employment age living within a 30 minute drive.

The development occupies an elevated position on the business park, overlooking the Solstice Park Hotel and roadside services.

Major occupiers at Solstice Park include Home Bargains, Muller Wiseman, Greggs (to be built), Lovibond, Animal Friends and Travis Perkins (to be built).

Amesbury, just nine miles north of Salisbury, has good links to the motorway network via the A303/M3 to London and to the north via the A34 to the M4 and M40.