Ripon-based Potter Space, which owns and operates five business parks across the UK, has shown its customer commitment by investing £500,000 in facilities leased by WH Bowker on its Droitwich Business Park.
Transport and warehousing services company, WH Bowker, which has 250,000 sq. ft. on the 38-acre site, required the addition of a temperature-controlled storage facility for its client Akzo Nobel to store its specialist motor paints, which are used by both McClaren and Aston Martin.
As well as improving the building, Potter Space is also investing in a new 36-bay car park, which will free up an area and create an opportunity to develop and significantly expand the estate.
Jenna Strover, Potter Space’s project manager, said:
“We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with our customers to ensure they are happy with the service and facilities we provide, and where possible we will invest in order to deliver any improvements or renovations required to help them grow their business.”
The Droitwich business park, which is fully let, is strategically placed in the heart of the West Midlands and within easy reach of both the M40 and the M6 motorways. It has been owned by The Potter Group for more than 30 years. It was originally used by the Group’s logistics business, which was bought by WH Bowker in 2016.
Other tenants include Advanced Glass (Worcester), Ask Chemicals, Carrs Coatings, Chloros Environmental, Volker Laser and Biffa Waste Services.
Rob Barker, property director at Potters Space, added: “The £500,000 investment made perfect sense to both parties. WH Bowker gets an improved facility that will help it gain more valuable business from one of its most important customers, while we have opened up a new tranche of land that has the potential for a significant expansion of the existing business park.”
In addition to Droitwich, Potter Space also has business parks in Ripon, Knowsley, Ely and Selby.