Ideal location for supercar detailing company drives record rent for Aztec West

A top London-based car detailing company that lists F1 drivers Jensen Button and Bruno Senna amongst its customers has taken a 5,592 sq ft (519 sq m) industrial unit with offices at 1385 Aztec West to service its growing customer base in the South West.

Topaz Detailing specialises in valeting and detailing supercars and hypercars – protecting the paintwork as well as enhancing their appearance – and the move to North Bristol will allow them to service customers in the region. Their customers typically drive performance and luxury cars from marques such as Ferrari, Rolls Royce and McLaren.

The rent of £11 psf represents a record for a warehouse/industrial unit in North Bristol and reflects the location as well as the high quality of the newly-refurbished unit. The tenants have taken a ten-year lease with a five-year break. The landlords, a property investment fund, were represented by Williams Gunter Hardwick and JLL.

“Topaz’s search brought them to Aztec West because they can easily meet the needs of their large and growing customer base in Wales and the South West from here,” says Mike Woodliffe of Williams Gunter Hardwick. “It’s just two minutes from Junction 16 of the M5 and close to the M4 interchange.

“The proximity to the high-end dealerships such as Rybrook at Cribbs Causeway was also an important factor.”

The modern end terrace unit comprises 4,219 sq ft of working space plus 1,373 sq ft of offices with parking. It was refurbished prior to completion of the deal.

“The record rent reflects the quality of specification, location and shortage of supply coupled with strong occupier demand,” adds Mike Woodliffe. “Aztec West remains the region’s premier out-of-town business location with a wide mix of occupiers across different sectors and, critically, has on-site amenities.”