Following the opening of the new Mersey Gateway last year, we have received an influx of interest from tenants around the Astmoor Industrial Estate, leading to a decision to invest £1.5m in refurbishments over 2018.
More than 35,000 sq ft of space has already been leased at the Runcorn estate in the four months since the six-lane toll bridge between Runcorn and Widnes opened in October 2017.
Joining the estate and taking advantage of the now-boosted traffic circulation to the area are automotive dealer The German Car Specialists, food wholesaler IFG Fresh and Frozen, and furniture company Style Matters.
As well as planning refurbishments across 31 units ranging from 3,000 to 25,000 sq ft, we are also looking at five acres of development land to expand on.
Matthew Pickles, our Estate Manager at FI Real Estate Management, commented: “The new Mersey Gateway and its proximity to the motorway system combined with Merseyside’s renowned port network have made business parks like Astmoor Industrial Estate extremely appealing to growing companies.
“It has been a privilege to provide these flourishing enterprises with the space and facilities they need to truly take advantage of this connectivity while also helping our existing tenants expand.
“We are planning a second programme of refurbishment this year which will enable us to offer a more varied portfolio of units at Runcorn Industrial Estate and allow businesses of all sizes to benefit from its unique location.”