Chartered surveying firm Bradley Hall has helped a fast-growing building materials manufacturer expand its footprint at a prominent South Tyneside business park.
CCN UK has taken an extra 10,000sqft of space at 5 Waldridge Way on the Simonside East Industrial Estate near South Shields to operate its advanced materials control centre.
The company, a supplier of performance timber door sets, glazed screens and architectural hardware, is currently housed in a 30,000sqft premises on the same estate but decided it needed additional capacity to keep pace with its recent growth.
Bradley Hall advised CCN on the deal and negotiated a long-term lease on the property, which is a prominent warehousing facility with office space on the ground and first floors. The deal came about when owner Kans and Kandy Wholesale, which helps companies to resell unwanted stock, vacated the building and relocated to a 140,000sqft unit on the Seaham Grange Industrial Estate in East Durham.
Richard Rafique, associate director at Bradley Hall, said: “Following a period of expansion, CCN needed additional warehousing and office space in a location that offered excellent links to main arterial routes such as the A1, A19, A194 (M), regional Metro Link, Port of Tyne and Newcastle International Airport.
“This is the latest in a series of instructions for us in the industrial sector, which has bounced back well from the recession.
“We are finding that manufacturing firms are trading up to bigger premises or securing additional warehousing space as they grow their order book, supply more goods and take on extra staff.”
Chris Maguire, director at CCN, added: “We’re very impressed with the assistance provided by Bradley Hall, which enabled the deal to be concluded swiftly and with minimum disruption to our business.
“In the short-term, the extension of our Waldridge facilities has created much-needed space for staff and the materials control element of our operation. In the long-term, it positions us well for further growth.”
CCN is the latest name to take up residence on the popular Bede and Simonside Industrial Estate, which is made up of three adjoining estates offering a range of warehousing and office premises – making it the largest industrial area in South Tyneside. Current occupants include world-famous clothing manufacturer J Barbour & Sons, sausage maker M I Dickson, electronics firm HVR International and Harlow Printing, which has based its storage and distribution centre on Waldridge Way.