New Acquisition & Planning Permission Granted – Craftplay Industrial Estate, Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray

Posted on 4th September 2020

Rotherhill Developments have obtained planning permission to transform the former ‘Craft Play’ facility on Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray.

The submission follows long-term occupier Anthony Peters Manufacturing Ltd rationalising their floor space requirements within the site and committing to a new 3 year lease.

The planning submission details the extensive refurbishment and sub-division of the remaining existing buildings to create an enterprise park of up to 13 units, directly targeted at fulfilling the demands of small businesses.

Ed Jeffrey from Rotherhill comments, ‘newly delivered small industrial and quasi-industrial units have long been overdue within Melton and the wider locality. There is significant demand with very limited supply. Premises that are available are often outdated and of poor specification.

The scheme will provide business units suitable for B1 through to B8 uses and can range in size from 770 sq ft – 4,500 sq ft. The units will be of newly refurbished specification with the scheme securely fenced and gated from Thorpe Road.

The accommodation is designed to suit smaller businesses, delivering flexible space and a platform for occupiers requiring storage or workshop accommodation with an office function where necessary. Our intention is to deliver a clean, well-managed and presentable scheme that allows small businesses to thrive within the town.

The units will be available to rent leasehold, but importantly will also be offered to owner occupiers on a freehold basis. Similarly the units are expected to be attractive to investors, who may be seeking an alternative to residential property investment at a comparably affordable point of entry.’

Helen Vesper-Smith from Shouler & Son adds Rotherhill Developments’ scheme offers both local small business operators and commercial investors a rarely seen opportunity in Melton Mowbray to rent or purchase small-scale and newly refurbished industrial space in an excellent roadside location, directly accessing the A607.  We are delighted to be involved in promoting this exciting new scheme in the town and anticipate a high level of demand.’  For further details email:helenvs@shoulers.co.uk. T: 01664 560181.

Anthony Barrowcliffe from FHP Property Consultants comments “Rotherhill Developments will be delivering a much needed scheme for Melton, fulfilling the high demand for good quality small industrial / warehouse / storage space with a range of sizes available. This scheme has the added benefit of being able to offer the units on either freehold sales or on competitive rental terms. Please contact me today for further information on the sizes, prices & rents anthony@fhp.co.uk / 0115 841 1148.

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