Major North West commercial development now complete

A major new development has been completed by a North West steel frame specialist at Whitehills Business Park in Blackpool.

Wareing Buildings has finished the design and build of two warehouses for Henco International at Cropper Close, totalling 20,000sq ft of commercial space.

The first unit comprises 8,000sq ft complete with office space and a 2,000sq ft mezzanine. It has been let to gift and toy designers and distributors Floss & Rock, who will move in later this year.

The second spans 12,000sq ft with mezzanine offices, and has the potential to be split into two units.

It’s the latest in a series of projects that Wareing Buildings, based in Preston, has completed on behalf of commercial development and investment company Henco, which has been operating on the Fylde coast for more than 35 years.

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Simon Tickle, estimator at Wareing Buildings, said: “Henco holds an extensive amount of space at Whitehills Business Park because it identified that the area offered fantastic commercial opportunities for businesses wanting to make Blackpool and the Fylde their home.

“Since the first spade was put into the ground on the Apollo Court development in 2013, we have worked in partnership to develop spaces that will serve to drive forward the commercial sector in the region and make the area a thriving business hub.

“This latest project once again offers something new to occupants, and we look forward to seeing which other exciting businesses take advantage of these high-quality facilities.”

Henco owns several developments on Whitehills Business Park, a number of which were built by Wareing Buildings.

The contractor was appointed to deliver six units at Apollo Court in 2013 totalling 12,000 sq ft, a four-unit development on Brooklands Way spanning 5,500 sq ft, which completed in 2017 as well as nine units at Juniper Court in 2018 totalling 13,000 sq ft.

Chris Hibbert, managing director at Henco International said: “Whitehills Business Park offers a great opportunity for businesses operating on the Fylde Coast with new, high-quality buildings and a central location with easy access, just a stone’s throw from the regions motorway network.

“The park continues to grow in occupier numbers, with approximately 750,000 sq ft of commercial premises now built, accommodating a diverse range of businesses.

“With over 2,000 new homes scheduled for development within a 2-mile radius and funding for the long-awaited M55 link road directly connecting Whitehills at Junction 4 to Lytham St Annes now secured, Whitehills provides a fantastic business location for the area.”

Business Live – North West