A national provider of highway safety and security solutions with 4 depots across the UK is set to take up new space at Upton Business Centre, Upton-upon-Severn, following an expansion of the site by 2 acres.
Highway Care, which had an annual turnover of over £16m in 2019, is relocating from its depot in Ledbury in Herefordshire to a newly developed secure 70,000 sq ft compound at the Centre which is based in Welland Road in Upton. This is the largest amount of space let by the owners, Martin and Mark Wilesmith, in Upton Business Centre’s 25 year history. The remainder of the tenants, which include national and local companies, rent a mix of commercial/industrial units ranging in size from 600 to 3,500 sq ft.
Andrew MacCuish, Highway Care’s Operations Director says:
‘We have been looking for suitable premises for some time, to provide the business with a better location and site from which to operate. Upton Business Centre offers Highway Care a much improved depot location from which to base our Operational Delivery Services team and rental assets in the West, to service our customers now and into the future.’
One of the key advantages of Upton Business Centre is its location, given its proximity to the M5 North and South, together with the M50 to South Wales allowing easy access to the wider region.
Martin Wilesmith, Partner at Upton Business Centre says:
‘We are delighted to welcome Highway Care to Upton Business Centre. They are local employers and the extra space we have provided them will enable them to expand their operations. We have the skills and capacity to adapt the premises to Highway Care’s requirements and support their plans for the future’
The father and son duo also own a further site at Link Business Centre in Malvern where they rent 31 commercial units, ranging from 760 to 3,300 sq ft.