Refrigeration specialist takes 20,000 sq ft at Wigan’s Haslemere Industrial Estate

The UK’s largest vehicle-mounted refrigeration maintenance company has moved into a new site in Wigan, thanks to a letting successfully completed by Manchester chartered surveyors Sanderson Weatherall on behalf of landlord Industrious.

Cambridge-based Marshall Fleet Solutions has taken 20,000 sq ft at Haslemere Industrial Estate, following a bespoke fit-out by Industrious which ensured the accommodation met the new tenant’s specific requirements.

The deal follows the recent letting, also by Sanderson Weatherall, of 30,000 sq ft at the same industrial estate for materials handling equipment distributor, Briggs Equipment UK.

Marshall Fleet Solutions, which now has 10 depots across England, describes itself as a one-stop shop for all aspects of commercial vehicle repair, including tail lift, trailers and ancillary products. About 80 per cent of its jobs are undertaken at customer premises or roadsides by its 150 mobile engineers.

Carl Sinclair, Marshall Fleet Solutions’ depot manager at Haslemere Industrial Estate, said: “We were very impressed by the way the Sanderson Weatherall team worked closely with us and Industrious to ensure our exact requirements were met.

“Sanderson Weatherall worked at pace and kept us informed throughout the process to ensure the deal progressed smoothly. The Wigan depot, and our nearby light van install centre at Little Hulton in Salford, provide us with further national coverage. We are confident both sites will play an important role in the continued development of Marshall Fleet Solutions.”

Haslemere Industrial Estate owner Industrious has offices in Birmingham and London. It leases about 1,250 units in 83 locations throughout the UK, providing more than seven million square feet of warehouse space, plus industrial and commercial facilities.

These most recent lettings by Sanderson Weatherall on Haslemere Industrial Estate have helped Industrious achieve an occupancy rate of 94.5 per cent on its estates in the North West.

The firm’s agency experts who arranged the Marshall Fleet Solutions and Briggs Equipment lettings are based at the leading national chartered surveyors’ offices in Manchester’s Spring Gardens.

Commenting on the letting, Sanderson Weatherall surveyor, Adam Marshall, said: “We’re delighted to have secured Marshall Fleet Solutions, following on from the successful Briggs Equipment deal. We are very pleased to be acting for a landlord such as Industrious, which is very proactive in its approach to securing tenants.

“We continue to have good success across North West sites and the recent lettings are an excellent example of the regional economy’s continued improvement.”

Joint agents with Sanderson Weatherall for Haslemere Industrial Estate are Nolan Redshaw and DTZ.