Rescue for business struck by fire in Totton

Within two and a half hours of being asked to help, real estate advisers Vail Williams LLP had completed a deal on a new industrial unit for Weight Wash, whose building in Calmore Industrial Estate, Totton had burnt down on Friday 20th January.
Weight Wash, an industrial dry cleaners, suffered a catastrophic fire early on Friday morning which was attended by over 60 firefighters and fire units from across Hampshire. The fire was contained within the unit, but caused extensive damage.
Josette Tucker of Vail Williams commented: “We got a call from the Landlord’s agent at Calmore Industrial Estate at 4pm on Friday 20th January, to ask if we could help find new premises for Weight Wash so that they could continue trading. Our client and Landlord of Unit 43 South Hampshire Industrial Park, Totton agreed to help and we were able to arrange a licence at very short notice. With the help of Lisa Busby at Paris Smith, we were able to get a licence drawn up and signed and we were able to hand over the keys by 6.30pm that evening.”
Weight Wash has taken the unit for three months whilst they find larger new premises. The unit is 3,551 sq ft (330 sq m) and is an end of terrace warehouse unit which is predominantly open plan with a first floor office. In three months the unit will be fully available to let again.
Vail Williams have also been acting for a further unit on the estate which is due to be completed shortly.