LCP: Upholsterer and furniture repair specialist opens his first standalone premises at The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

London, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — An upholsterer and furniture repair specialist with more than 20 years’ experience has opened his own business in the Black Country.

Gary Burns, who has worked for nationally known companies before setting up Classic Furniture Care 12 months ago, has agreed terms with leading investment and property management company LCP for his first standalone premises at The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford.

He has taken Building 53A, Bay 6, a 426 sq ft unit at LCP’s flagship industrial estate after moving his fledgling business, which undertakes reupholstery, upholstery repairs and leather repairs, out of his mother’s garage.

“It was always my intention to have my own business premises and I wanted to make sure I had established myself as a sole trader before doing that,” said Gary, who lives nearby.

“I’ve been to The Pensnett Estate a number of times over the past 20 years for my work and was really pleased to find that it offered small units on flexible terms, which is ideal for start up businesses, so I was keen to take one on when I discovered the terms it could offer.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Pensnett Estate offers a huge range of premises for occupiers – from small start-up office spaces and industrial units of 450 sq ft to large buildings of 90,000 sq ft and more. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Gary as his business grows.”

Contact:

kyates@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

LCP: gutter replacement specialist Thaxen Developments opens third unit at The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

West Midlands, UK, 2017-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A rapidly growing gutter replacement specialist has taken on new premises in the Black Country to cope with demand, leading investment and property management company LCP has announced.

Thaxen Developments, which specialises in replacing concrete guttering with uPVC, has opened another unit at Block C, Bay 1, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford. It already operates from two units on LCP’s flagship business estate.

Lucy Hurst, managing director of the company, said: “The company is growing very quickly and in just two years we have gone from three members of staff to more than 30 and at the end of our second year, recorded a turnover of £3 million.

“We are specialists in a niche market, focusing on post-war housing that has concrete-made gutters, and have become market leaders in this sector and work across the country.

“We’ve moved from having just a small office on The Pensnett Estate to now having three units. We were keen to stay on the estate because it is centrally located and is convenient for our staff, so were very pleased when LCP found this additional unit for us because it means we can continue to expand.

“The additional space at The Pensnett Estate will allow us to develop our business further and we’re very excited to start working on this,” added Lucy.

Paula James, industrial lettings manager at LCP, said: “It’s great that a local company is growing and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to accommodate Thaxen Developments as it continues with its expansion plans.”

SOURCE:  LCP Management Ltd

 

LCP: ERF Electrical celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises at The Dunstall Hill Estate

London, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.

ERF Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is relocating from Willenhall Road to unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with leading commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.

Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.

The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.

“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Simon.

“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”

The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse. The main A449 Wolverhampton to Stafford Road is approximately 250 yards from the site, providing access to Wolverhampton city centre, and to junction 2 of the M54 and the wider national motorway network. Existing tenants include Gunnebo UK Ltd, Wyko Group and Heinrich Georg (UK) Ltd.

Contact:

kyates@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

ENGLAND: ERF Electrical Wholesalers to open a new, larger trade premises in The Dunstall Hill Estate in Wolverhampton

London, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.

ERF Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is relocating from Willenhall Road to unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with leading commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.

Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.

The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.

“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Simon.

“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”

The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse. The main A449 Wolverhampton to Stafford Road is approximately 250 yards from the site, providing access to Wolverhampton city centre, and to junction 2 of the M54 and the wider national motorway network. Existing tenants include Gunnebo UK Ltd, Wyko Group and Heinrich Georg (UK) Ltd.

Contact:

kyates@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

ENGLAND: LCP announces Autism Together opens new premises at The Old Hall Estate, Bromborough

ENGLAND: LCP announces Autism Together opens new premises at The Old Hall Estate, Bromborough

 

London, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — An award-winning charity is opening new premises in Wirral so it can expand its woodworks and ceramics facilities, national commercial property company LCP has announced.

Autism Together, formerly Wirral Autistic Society, has moved to Unit 2, Hardknott Road, The Old Hall Estate, Bromborough, where it will also house its maintenance team and the estates and facilities back-office team, who were based at its headquarters in nearby Oak House, Tebay Road.

The charity has agreed a 10-year lease with LCP, which owns and manages the estate, for the 10,504 sq ft unit and it plans to move in this month.

Robin Bush, chief executive of Autism Together, said: “We’ve a long and proud history of enabling our service users to enjoy a range of activities – from swimming to sculpting – and because our ceramics and woodwork activities are very popular, we wanted to have larger premises to accommodate these. The new unit will enable us to continue offering these popular activities in bigger, more suitable premises.”

Paula James, LCP’s industrial lettings manager, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Autism Together to unit 2. It’s ideally situated because just a few minutes’ walk from its headquarters in Oak House and provides ample space it requires to accommodate its team and the woodwork and ceramics facilities.”

Old Hall Industrial Estate borders Wirral International Business Park and is accessed via the A41 New Chester Road, which is close to junction 5 of the M53. Birkenhead Tunnel is five miles to the north via the A41, providing a direct link to Liverpool city centre.

Contact:

Tel: 01384 400123
Email: propertyenquiry@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

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LCP: commercial tarpaulins and marquees manufacturer Net and Cover Services moves to The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A manufacturer of commercial tarpaulins and marquees has moved to new premises in the Black Country, commercial property investment and management company LCP has announced.

Net and Cover Services is moving to Building 53C, Bay 7, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, after agreeing a three-year lease with LCP, which owns and manages the site.

Gary Waterhouse, who launched the company 10 years ago, is moving from the Bridge Trading Estate, Stourbridge, to take the 746 sq ft unit and now hopes the larger, more modern premises with separate office will enable him to grow his business.

“I needed to move to a ground-floor unit because it’s hard work carrying up stairs rolls of tarpaulin that weigh more than nine stone,” he said. “The new unit is ideal because it is modern and light, has a separate office and is also about 50 sq ft bigger.

“I put a sign outside saying that I’ll be opening on April 17 and had two calls from potential customers within a couple of hours, which is great. I’m looking forward to relocating the business.”

Net and Cover Services manufactures a wide range of tarpaulin products, from banners and boat covers to market stall covers and lorry sheets and side curtains, and has customers across the UK.

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Pensnett Estate has a wide range of premises that accommodate the smallest businesses to large, multi-nationals, and we’re very pleased to have been able to find Net Covers and Services a suitable unit.”

Contact:

Tel: 020 7233 5255
Email: propertyenquiry@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

Parks Motor Company signs five-year lease with LCP for new dealership in Bromborough

London, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — An established car salesman in Wirral is going it alone and is opening a new dealership in the town.

Parks Motor Company has been launched by John Parks in Wrynose Road, Old Hall Industrial Estate, Bromborough, after he agreed a five-year lease with commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

He decided to open his own business venture after 17 years in the trade, which included being a partner in BVH Car Sales in Wirral, and after viewing a number of potential units, settled on the 4,800 sq ft facility in Bromborough.

“I wanted a clean, well-presented industrial unit for my showroom so that we can offer customers an enjoyable viewing experience where they could view our vehicles in comfort regardless of the weather conditions,” said Mr Parks. “I’m looking forward to growing the company and ensuring it becomes the first point of call for anyone wanting a good quality car.”

The company will sell a range of vehicles from 12 months to 10 years old with most vehicles ranging from £2,500 to £30,000, and it will also offer the option of vehicle sourcing. The team has more than 30 years’ experience in the motor finance industry and can often get customers accepted for finance where they would previously have been declined through other car dealers.

Paula James, industrial lettings manager, of LCP, said: “The Old Hall Industrial Estate is a well-located and popular business location and we are pleased that Parks Motor Company has chosen it for its new business venture.”

Old Hall Industrial Estate borders Wirral International Business Park and is accessed via the A41 New Chester Road, which is close to junction 5 of the M53. Birkenhead Tunnel is five miles to the north via the A41, providing a direct link to Liverpool city centre.

Contact:

Tel: 01384 400123
Fax: 01384 400862

Source: LCP

LCP lands three-year lease with Babbaloos Bakery at The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

LONDON, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A specialty cake-making company from Wolverhampton is hoping for a rise in business after taking on its first commercial unit to cope with a demand for its tasty bakes.

Babbaloos Bakery, launched by friends Shelley Birch and Deborah Cox in 2015, is moving from Deborah’s home kitchen in Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, to a small unit at The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, after agreeing a three-year lease with LCP, which owns and manages the industrial estate.

Shelley, aged 32, who began baking with 34-year-old Deborah when they were both children, said they were thrilled to realise their dream of opening a cake business – three years after they started out making bespoke cake-toppers.

“We are bakers and best friends so to be doing it for a living is a dream come true,” said Shelley.

“It’s happened quicker than we’d imagined. We made just cake toppers but customers wanted the whole package and once we started to make bespoke novelty cakes, demand grew.

“It was in our five-year business plan to grow into a commercial premises but after just a year of trading, it was obvious that we would have to move now to continue to cope with demand. We’re excited to have our own unit and aim to grow the business over the next year or so.”

Paula James, industrial lettings manager at LCP, said: “The Pensnett Estate offers a huge range of premises for occupiers – from small start-up office spaces and industrial units of just 500 sq ft to large buildings of 20,000 sq ft and more. We are delighted to welcome our first bakery to the estate and we are looking forward to working with Shelley and Deborah, ensuring their new business premises are right for their needs.”

Babbaloos Bakery is already booked to attend 11 major food festivals this year and the pair are also hoping to book a further ten during 2017. It has been commissioned to make a cake for Cosford Museum and in March the pair are also entering for the first time Cake International, the renowned sugarcraft and baking show.

The Pensnett Estate is one of the largest secure business estates in Europe, and home to almost 200 businesses in over 2.4 million sq.ft of commercial property. Tenants include Sven Christiansen, Intralox, Midsteel Group, Glendenning Plastics, Bookers Cash & Carry and Dudley NHS.

SOURCE: LCP Management Ltd

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National Windscreens opens new fitting centre at LCP’s Cheston Road Industrial Estate in Birmingham

National Windscreens opens new fitting centre at LCP's Cheston Road Industrial Estate in Birmingham
National Windscreens opens new fitting centre at LCP’s Cheston Road Industrial Estate in Birmingham

 

London, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Windscreens has a clear vision of the road ahead after opening a new fitting centre in Birmingham, leading property company London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) has announced.

National Windscreens Ltd has agreed a 15-year lease for unit 4, Cheston Road, Aston, a 3,204 sq ft unit that is owned and managed by LCP, as it eyes expansion both in the city and throughout the UK.

This new fitting centre now includes an Advanced Driving Assistance Systems Centre – a one-stop shop for both windscreen replacement and calibration.

Twelve staff have moved to the new site from its previous office in Phoenix Park, Birmingham, and George Douglas, National Windscreens’ regional chairman, said there was sufficient capacity to enable the company, which has 108 fitting centres across the UK, to further expand over the next 12 months.

“We’ve invested a significant amount in getting our new, purpose-built centre ready and as part of a programme of continuous improvement we are delighted that the Birmingham opportunity has come to fruition,” he said.

“By relocating to this larger purpose built unit, we plan to build on our significant growth and create additional positions in the Midlands. It offers a perfect opportunity to enhance our service delivery in the city and at the same time provide more jobs for the region.”

Paula James, industrial lettings manager for LCP, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome to our Cheston Road site a well-regarded national company that is helping to create local jobs in Birmingham.”

Cheston Road Industrial Estate is a popular trade counter location, on the outskirts of the city centre.  The four units have good access to the Aston Express Way (A38), which leads directly to junction 6 of the M6. Existing tenants include ToolFast ECA and Group HES Ltd.

Contact:

Tel: 01384 400123
Fax: 01384 400862
Email: propertyenquiry@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: London & Cambridge Properties

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Channel 4’s Car SOS to film new series at LCP owned and managed Springfield industrial estate in Oldbury

London, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The company behind a hit TV show in which classic cars are restored to their former glory has launched a new base near Birmingham, it was announced today (11/10/2016).

Fuzz Townshend, one of the presenters of Channel 4’s Car SOS, has confirmed that filming of the new series will take place at a unit at the Springfield industrial estate, Oldbury.

In the show, presenter Tim Shaw and Fuzz employ graft, mechanical expertise and tender loving care to restore rusty but much-loved old motors for their surprised owners.

Fuzz and business partner Dave Tassel run To-Ta Classics Ltd and have agreed a five-year lease on the 5,548 sq ft unit on the estate which is owned and managed by London & Cambridge Properties (LCP), the leading West Midlands-based property and development company.

To-Ta undertakes to service, recommission and rebuild classic and cherished cars to the highest quality and standards, according to Fuzz.

He said: “These are exciting times. To-Ta Classics sees myself and Dave Tassell join forces in a purpose-equipped workshop – a top class classic car maintenance and restoration facility near to the heart of the West Midlands.

“We will be delivering a more professional way to provide classic car care to an ever more sophisticated and demanding market. We can provide a full package of care from drop off to collection of cherished cars, whether the job is large or small.”

He added: “It will also be the base for the next series of Car SOS, and filming has already started” Series four of Car SOS is currently being shown on the National Geographic Channel at 10 pm on Tuesdays.

Paula James, industrial lettings manager at LCP, completed the deal. She said: “When we were approached by Fuzz and Dave it was clear that they needed a high quality unit in a secure location with excellent links to the motorway network.

“I am delighted that they agreed that the unit at Springfield in Oldbury matched their demanding requirements and I wish them huge success with the new classic car restoration venture and the television series.”

Media Enquiries:

If you have any media enquiries please email kyates@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: London and Cambridge Properties

 

ECA ToolFast to open new flagship showroom at LCP estate in Aston, Birmingham

ECA ToolFast to open new flagship showroom at LCP estate in Aston, Birmingham
ECA ToolFast to open new flagship showroom at LCP estate in Aston, Birmingham

 

London, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A specialist tool merchant is expanding and opening a new flagship showroom in Aston, Birmingham.

ECA ToolFast will open its doors on September 26 after agreeing a 10-year lease with London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) for a 3,858 sq ft showroom in Cheston Road, Aston.

The company, which already has outlets in Coventry, Newark, Stoke-on-Trent, and Leicester, has invested £180,000 into opening the new store, which will create four local jobs.

Gary Baines, managing director of ECA ToolFast, said: “LCP has been incredibly helpful as we’ve worked to get the store ready for opening and we’ve been impressed with the whole process.

“We have been looking at opening a store in Birmingham for quite some time and the showroom in Cheston Road is a really great location and design that suits us down to the ground. This will be our flagship store.

“We’ve spent the past six weeks getting the showroom ready and we’re looking forward to welcoming both existing and new customers from the local construction trades.”

Paula James industrial lettings manager, of LCP, said: “We’ve worked closely with the company to ensure that it is able to open its flagship store in Aston as quickly as possible. The unit is well located in an already popular trade counter location, and we wish ECA ToolFast every success as it prepares to open to local tradespeople.”

Cheston Road Industrial Estate is a popular trade counter location, on the outskirts of the city centre.  The four units have good access to the Aston Express Way (A38), which leads directly to junction 6 of the M6. Existing tenants include Group HES Ltd and Mobile Windscreens Ltd.

Media Enquiries:

If you have any media enquiries please email kyates@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: London and Cambridge Properties

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