The largest industrial park in Wales – Wrexham Industrial Estate – is currently ‘a hive of activity’ with many resident companies planning to expand. According to FI Real Estate Management (FIREM), one of the major landowners on the estate with 500,000 sq ft of commercial property, all the positive signs are there for more job creation for the local area.
The latest example of this growth is Auto Body and Collision Repair shop, Fix Auto (Wrexham) which moved to the site in 2015. The fast growing company has now doubled in size and signed a 15 year lease on an 10,112 sq ft unit with an extensive yard facility in a unit formerly used for furniture manufacture.
Comments Fix Auto (Wrexham) Managing Director Lee Hitch: “The business opportunities offered by a larger repair facility became apparent shortly after we opened in May 2015.
“Once we had the go ahead and secured the new lease from FIREM, we were fully operational in the new unit ahead of schedule.”
Matthew Pickles, FIREM’s Estate Manager for Wrexham, says there are several more resident companies considering expansion. “We have 43 acres of development land available at Wrexham with plots from 2 acres up to 14 acres suitable for design and build projects which are available to those existing companies contemplating larger, bespoke premises as well as to new o
ccupiers coming into the Wrexham area.
“In addition to a range of units from 800 sq ft up to 9,000 sq ft currently available, we are also planning to invest in the complete refurbishment of upwards of 22,000 sq ft of existing accommodation across 5 units to modernise and upgrade them ready for market demand.
“We believe this activity and investment is great news for the local economy of Wrexham and for the
future of Wrexham Industrial Estate which is home to over 300 companies of all sizes including major household names such as JCB and Kelloggs and a growing number of SME’s.”
Wrexham Industrial Estate spans 1,359 acres and gives employment to over 8,000 people.
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