Removal firm heads to popular Westbury estate

Daniel Bowen

A fledgling removal firm has set up a new headquarters at Woodland Industrial Estate in preparation for further expansion.

Safari Removals has made the move from Bath to Westbury to enable it to increase its operations.

The firm, which was set up five years ago by director Daniel Bowen, undertakes international, commercial and domestic removals across Wiltshire and Bath as well as offering a domestic storage service.

Safari Removals has signed a 10 year lease with landlord HPH Commercial Property on a 7,300 sq ft unit on the Woodland Industrial Estate. Alison Williams from Carter Jonas acted for HPH in the letting.

Mr Bowen previously worked for Pickfords in Bath as an employee before setting up his business with his own truck and crew. Last year Mr Bowen was given the opportunity to develop Safari Removals further, hiring more staff and expanding his fleet of trucks.

The move to Westbury has come at a time when Bath rentals are at a premium, with many businesses looking to well-located satellite towns to take advantage of lower rents and better transport links.

Mr Bowen said, “We made the decision to move because where we were based in Bath was closing but we also wanted to start to grow the business.

“We decided on Woodland Industrial Estate after looking at a number of properties in the area. We found that other premises were not quite what we were looking for and when we looked at Woodland it was at the right time and exactly what we required. The move has also allowed us to offer a domestic storage service for our customers.

“Westbury is an ideal location because we are still close to Bath but also have easy access to all of Wiltshire. With our new headquarters, HPH has given us the opportunity to grow and has been very supportive these last few months.”

Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Commercial Property said, “With good transport links and its close proximity to Bath Woodland Industrial Estate is the perfect location for firms, like Safari Removals, who want to maintain links with both the city and the surrounding area.

“At Woodland we are also able to offer our occupiers a range of industrial space depending on their needs and requirements. We are pleased that Woodland Industrial Estate has ticked all the right boxes for Safari Removals and we look forward to seeing this fledgling business continuing its development.”