Derby property expert lands new instruction

Derby commercial property agent Innes England is looking to attract Midlands-based industrial business following a new instruction at Raynesway Industrial Estate, Derby.

Innes England saw off stiff competition to secure the instruction to act as joint agent alongside Alps Group by the London-based estate owner Aberdeen Asset Management.

Mike Walmisley, surveyor at Innes England’s Derby office, is responsible for securing the new instruction for the 150,000 sq ft scheme.

Mike said: “Our recent Market Insite research has shown that across the region, industrial take-up was relatively strong in 2012, particularly in prime locations.

“Raynesway Industrial Estate is in an ideal position for Midlands-based businesses who want to be placed close to major road links. Following our instruction, our priority will be to find suitable tenants for the three remaining units to maximise income for my client’s portfolio.”

The 15-unit industrial estate, located east of Derby, is directly adjacent to Derby Commercial Park. This high-profile scheme by developer Goodman is a major development site offering 2 million sq ft of large scale distribution and warehousing accommodation.

Mike added: “While Derby Commercial Park will attract large scale national and international businesses, Raynesway is ideally suited to local market operators which are drawn by the location.”

Tim Weston, portfolio manager at Aberdeen Asset Management PLC said: “I would like to welcome both Innes England and Alps Group as our appointed joint agents at Raynesway Industrial Estate in Derby. Both parties have a strong reputation within the Derby market and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Raynesway Industrial Estate fronts the A6 and offers access to the A50, A52, M1 and Derby city centre. Existing occupiers include aviation firm GKN Aerospace Services, shop fitting supply business H Systems and electrical supplier and services business Senate.