Arty tenant for Hamilton House

Art and design supplier, Specialist Crafts Ltd has moved to larger premises in Leicester’s popular Hamilton Business Park.

Commercial property agents Innes England acted on behalf of landlords, Milords International Ltd, to let modern, single storey warehouse and offices, Hamilton House. The 61,529 sq ft building comprises a high quality warehouse unit, a suite of modern open-plan offices and an imposing reception area.

Specialist Crafts, previously based in Syston, is the UK’s largest supplier of educational art, craft and design materials and is expanding organically through acquisition. The company stocks over 15,000 art-related products and supplies to schools across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Managing director Nick Beavon said: “We are currently expanding our market to supply every English-speaking school in the world and plan to double the size of the business over the next three years. The move to Hamilton House has given the team room to expand and automate in order to meet this target.  The building is already 30% larger than our previous site and we intend to extend within the next year.”

Steve Scott at Innes England said: “The move to Hamilton House will enable Specialist Crafts to continue to employ local people and give the business stability to grow rapidly. The building also benefits from an extensive service yard with easy access for HGVs which is perfect for easy and swift distribution to keep up with the growing demand for the company’s products.”

Nick added: “The team at Innes England was very professional and easy to deal with, responding quickly and accurately to any queries. They dealt with any problems very efficiently and facilitated the property transfer with ease.”

Specialist Crafts employs 65 full time staff with a further 10-20 temporary staff brought in during peak periods.