Precision choice for engineering firm

A precision engineering firm has acquired a large workshop building at a former Ministry of Defence armaments depot at West Dean on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border.

Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has successfully negotiated a deal for a seven-year lease on Unit 12, The Charge Shed to Vogue Precision Engineering Limited at a quoting rent of £10,500 per annum.

Myddelton & Major Partner Dean Speer said: “The 1,778 sq ft (165.18 sq m) unit is situated on Dean Hill Park in West Dean, part of the redevelopment of former MoD buildings to provide workshop, warehouse and office space.

“Dean Hill Park is a 385-acre site nestled in sprawling countryside with woodland views and I was pleased to be able to facilitate Vogue Precision Engineering Limited’s arrival at a wonderful setting of such historical naval importance.

The property comprises a workshop unit providing clean span workshop space with integral office and WC. It is serviced by a pair of full height roller shutter doors, with a minimum eaves height of 11ft 10 inches.

After opening in 1941, the depot stored heavy weapons for the navy fleet based in Portsmouth, before being closed by the Government 2004.

West Dean lies 10 miles to the south east of Salisbury. Romsey is just 12 miles away while Ower is located 11 miles away.

The mainline railway station from Southampton to Salisbury has a regular stopping service to West Dean Station, within walking distance of the park.