New home for Wickes in Hedge End, Southampton

DIY giant, Wickes, is relocating its business to a new destination store on Hamilton Business Park in Hedge End, Southampton.

Acting on behalf of Hargreaves Properties Ltd, national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has completed the letting of a major retail unit in Hedge End to Wickes.

Wickes is relocating from its current site on Tollbar Way to an 16,500 sq ft site in Hamilton Business Park – a prominent location on Botley Road in Hedge End, Southampton.

The move will enhance the company’s presence on the South Coast, adding to its existing units in Havant, Fareham, Shirley, Christchurch, Southampton and Bournemouth.

Wickes has signed a 20 year lease on the Hamilton Business Park site, which has good transport connections – less than a mile from Junction 7 of the M27 – and located alongside other key retailers: Screwfix, Dulux, Tile Flair, Magnet, Walkers, Arco and HPS.

John Butt, Director of LSH’s South Coast Retail Agency team, said: “We are delighted to have found another first class tenant for our clients Hargreaves Properties. The location is perfect for Wickes who wanted a specialist trade and retail showroom. By the same token, the company’s presence in Hamilton Business Park will further strengthen one of the strongest retail destination along the South Coast.”