Hull property agents says recent rush shows 'businesses are thriving'
Dave Garness of Garness Jones
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 14 Sep 2017
Hull property agents Garness Jones say they have had success this month following a “rush of activities” and significant acquisitions.
The historic Hull agency have been involved in significant deals including the recent purchase of a 35,000 sqft on Wiltshire Road and HETA’s move to Dansom Lane.
Dave Garness, Managing Director of the firm, says the firm have helped local businesses, helping hundreds of thousands square feet of space in complicated deals.
Dave Garness said: “There has been a real rush of activity in recent months, with the completion of acquisitions in a range of business sectors then triggering further activity.
“All the moves have been the result of businesses doing well, expanding into bigger premises or relocating into the Hull area in readiness for further growth.
“One result of that is that demand has now eased, and we are looking for new sites in readiness for the next wave of activity.”
Garness Jones acted in the move by Actavo to a site at Tickton, near Beverley, in 2016 and were involved again as the Ireland-based engineering solutions company expanded recently to a 120,000-square foot site in Freightliner Road, Hull.
The firm had already assisted the previous occupiers, Kingston Modular, with their move to premises of 35,000 square feet in Stockholm Road at Sutton Fields Industrial Estate.
Kingston Modular’s neighbours at Sutton Fields, Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA), are now preparing to relocate to Dansom Lane South after Garness Jones assisted with the acquisition of around 50,000 square feet for a new headquarters and training centre.
Dave Garness said: “We also acted in the purchase by Newland Express Transport of a building of 35,000 square feet at Wiltshire Road in Hull.
“These are all significant deals in their own right and collectively they send a signal that businesses in the area are thriving and are investing in supporting and securing their future needs.
“With HETA’s move to Dansom Lane South we spent some time wrestling over the access. With the original plan it was shared, which created difficulties for a business which needed dedicated and secure access for their young learners.
“We resolved the issue by also offering the building next door, which HETA were able to use as part of their expansion. It demonstrates our ability to look after the needs of all the parties in a single project.
“The situation now is that there are very few large industrial sites and buildings available, and whilst there is not a vast number of enquiries from companies who want to take the space there is very little supply.”
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