Construction has officially commenced on a project to provide a new facility at Optimus Point in Leicestershire on behalf of the company Sarstedt Limited, a well-known laboratory and medical equipment supplier, with Gleeds having been appointed as the property and construction consultant and Winvic Construction as the principal contractor.
In particular, delivery of the new Sarstedt Limited facility will entail the construction of ancillary two-storey offices, core facilities, external parking, a service yard, and landscaped areas, with the development scheduled for completion on the 1st May 2020.
The Group Manager for Planning and Economic Development at Blaby District Council, Cat Hartley stated: “Sarstedt’s move to Optimus Point will deliver significant and permanent economic benefits to the District of Blaby. Up to 60 jobs will be retained locally. They join other businesses at Optimus Point who have relocated or become new members of our thriving business community, making the District of Blaby a great place to live, work and visit.”
The Director of Gleeds, Anthony Cork commented: “This prime industrial and logistics space offers significant potential to satisfy occupier demand in a strategic location.
“There is no doubt that this new base will help Sarstedt improve its storage, logistics, and distribution with enhanced and modernised facilities, and it is great to be starting on site. Through our appointment as Employers Agent, we will look to use our significant skills in this sector to deliver a successful project for all parties.”
The Development Manager at Wilson Bowden, Henry Henson added: “We are pleased that another local Leicestershire based company has decided to relocate to our Optimus Point development site, following in the footsteps of DPD, Boden, Everards, James Latham and Geary’s Bakeries.
“These deals demonstrate that there has been extensive pent up demand by local occupiers, looking for high quality industrial/ warehouse accommodation within the local area and Optimus Point offers them this ideal opportunity.”
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