Castle Donington warehouse to become new fire station

Leicestershire commercial agent, Mather Jamie, has overseen the sale of a warehouse in Castle Donington, which will be converted into a new fire station.

The 10,225 sq ft industrial unit at Building 97 on Beverley Road, located within the East Midlands Airport campus, has been purchased by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

The unit comprises of warehouse and office space to the ground floor, and first floor on a large self-contained site.

Alex Reid of Mather Jamie comments: “We acted on behalf of the building’s existing long lease holders to secure a sale of their interest to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

“The unit’s generous size and facilities generated strong interest from a number of parties, particularly due to the limited stock currently available in the county.

“It is a secure, self-contained site with modern facilities and benefits from an excellent location – just a short distance from the M1.”

Jonathan Bishop, head of FHP’s Blue Light Estates Department, which acted on behalf of the Fire Authority, comments: “The location and configuration of the new facility was fundamental to my clients from an operational perspective.

“We needed to secure an opportunity that served both Castle Donington, but also with immediate access to the M1, whilst at the same time satisfying the requirements of a modern day fire station.

“Building 97 satisfied all and I am delighted for my clients.”

The airport campus benefits from superb communications via Junction 23A and 24 of the M1 Motorway, A50 and A42/M42.