Continued lettings at Optimus Point show strength of new builds

The Wilson Bowden development of a new scheme of 7 Enterprise units extending to 10,000 sq ft at Optimus Point, Glenfield had secured its fifth letting to Sharpe Maintenance Services, with the remaining two units under offer and due to complete anytime soon.

Optimus Point is a strategic development site of 65 acres on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre, the location provides excellent access to the M1 motorway and the A46.

The Enterprise Centre consists of 7 individual units totalling 10,000 sq ft benefiting from all mains services, shared service yard, onsite parking, roller shutter door access, WC facilities and kitchenettes.

APB Partner Reg Pollock said:

“The Enterprise scheme has been received exceptionally well to the market, with a huge amount of interest from tenants for this speculative development. We expect the development to be fully let within the next 6 weeks for the remaining 2 units.

Optimus Point provides an excellent location giving access to Junction 21 of the M1 motorway and excellent access into Leicester and further afield.

The amount of interest in the scheme we have received, shows there is still a pent up demand for industrial property as the lack of new build speculative schemes have been very few and far between in recent years”.

Also commenting, Wilson Bowden Surveyor Sebastian Foster said:

“We have instructed APB to market these units due to their knowledge and experience of the industrial marketplace of Leicester and the Midlands. The units will allow both SMEs and start-up businesses to grow in the environment of a prime, commercial development site.

By introducing a variety of building sizes into the site, Wilson Bowden are pleased that smaller occupiers will also now be able to make the most of the opportunity. This scheme also supports Blaby District Council aims of providing suitable workspace for SMEs and start-up businesses.

Optimus Point has been very successful with occupiers such as Boden, Geary’s Bakeries and Everards all taking units”.