Potter Space welcomes tile importer and supplier to its Ripon business park

Posted on May 06, 2020 by Natalie Phillips

Potter Space welcomes tile importer and supplier to its Ripon business park

Tile importer, European Heritage, is relocating its warehouse from London to Potter Space business park Ripon, to be better placed to distribute its products to the whole of the UK.

Fox Lloyd Jones acted as agent on the move, which will happen later this month with the creation of several local jobs.

Having operated from a building in South West London for almost 15 years, it will be moving into Unit 52, a new purpose-built 11,250 square foot unit on the site.

Although the warehouse facility will be moving, European Heritage will retain its London showroom, which is open to the trade and public.

Speculatively built by Potter Space, the interior of Unit 52 has been designed to European Heritage’s specifications, and will include several eco-friendly features including solar panels, electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking.

Speaking about the relocation, Peter Hutchinson, who founded the company with his wife Helen in 1989, said,

“We were always planning to relocate the warehouse, as the land we currently occupy in London has been a target for residential development for several years and we felt the time was right to move in order to avoid any potential problems down the line.

“A number of factors for the new site were taken into consideration, which led us to choose Potter Space Ripon, not least the significant reduction in rental costs.

“Its strategic location just off the A1M means it is perfectly placed to distribute our products, outside of London, to regions that are experiencing tremendous growth in construction and property development.

“In addition, as the business has grown, so has the amount of stock we handle and store. Although our existing location has been adapted to suit our needs, it is no longer meeting our requirements. The additional space provided by Unit 52 provides us with space to expand and a purpose-built environment designed to suit our needs.

“As I recently moved back to my native North Yorkshire, I am perfectly positioned to oversee the new warehouse facility, which will employ people from the area.”

Rob Barker, property director at Potter Space, is looking forward to welcoming European Heritage to the business park.

“It is a feather in the cap for the North of England when a company, which has operated out of London for so long, recognises the advantages of being based up here,” he said.

“It is even more satisfying that they have chosen Potter Space Ripon, as we meet all their requirements including location, unit build and specification and on-site facilities.

Commenting further Nick Salkeld of Fox Lloyd Jones, said,

“It’s great to welcome another exciting business to Potter Space Ripon. European Heritage’s pre-let commitment is testament to quality of product on offer in this location, which is just minutes from J50 A1(M). With the supply for new industrial units diminishing, we continue to see businesses consider a flight to quality and to support their expansion needs.”

Gent Visick acts as joint agent with Fox Lloyd Jones for Potter Space.

Related News

Catella APAM (“APAM”) completes £2.25m refurbishment of prominent Leeds office building

Sep 29, 2021

Specialist UK Real Estate Asset Manager, APAM, has completed a comprehensive £2.25m upgrade of 2 Whitehall Quay in Leeds city centre. An extensive refurbishment of 3 floors and a complete redesign of the reception and common parts has been undertaken with the support of TP Bennett architecture.

FLJ Agency Team - 2021, Our Year to Date

Jul 07, 2021

Our team is experienced, focused, discreet and motivated by results.

Former Ask Italian in Headingley fully let following substantial redevelopment.

Jul 06, 2021

The 3,700 square foot art deco building occupies a prominent position on North Lane and has been redesigned by MDA Architects to create two self-contained units that provide contemporary office and leisure space, with full height glazing and has been let to two new tenants.

Landmark North Leeds building goes on sale for c.£7m.

Jun 11, 2021

Temple House, which has a highly prominent roadside position fronting the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road at Seacroft, is being offered for sale more than £7m.

ATC Properties give Leeds’ Grand Arcade a £500k facelift.

May 19, 2021

The Grand Arcade, a Grade II-listed Victorian shopping arcade on New Briggate, Leeds, has undergone a £500k refurbishment, with its owners ATC Properties Limited aiming to further enhance the property, which is home to many local successful businesses, making it a destination of choice for shoppers and diners.

State of the art new 600-bed student accommodation scheme to commence in Leeds.

May 12, 2021

Pickard Properties has committed to begin the demolition of an existing 20-year-old, 239-bed, student scheme on Carlton Hill in Leeds, replacing it with a larger and more sustainable new build 604-bed purpose-built student scheme.

Fox Lloyd Jones completes lettings of entire landmark North Leeds building

May 07, 2021

Temple House, fronting the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road at Seacroft, is now fully let following the signing of two new high-profile tenants in 2021, to add to the deals done at the end of 2020.

Townhouses to be built in ‘cool’ Mabgate area in Leeds

Mar 10, 2021

Leeds property developer, Countrylarge, has announced that it has applied for planning to build eight townhouses on Lower Brunswick Street in Leeds, which sits within the upcoming Mabgate area; voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the UK, by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

Significant refurbishment programme to begin on 2 Whitehall Quay in Leeds.

Mar 02, 2021

Catella APAM (“APAM”) is embarking on a significant refurbishment programme for 2 Whitehall Quay, another prime office in the city centre, and has appointed joint agents Fox Lloyd Jones and CBRE to market three floors of Grade A office accommodation within the building.

Grade A offices in Headingley ready for occupation following redevelopment

Jan 20, 2021

Following a comprehensive redevelopment, 44 North Lane, Headingley, which previously housed Trio bar and restaurant, has reached practical completion and is ready for immediate occupation.

1 2 3 4 5 Next →