16 August 2013
NEW BUSINESS PARK WELCOMES FIRST TENANT
Aylesham Business Park has attracted its first tenant, just weeks after its official opening.
Health and Safety South East Ltd has relocated to Aylesham Business Park from its former base in Whitfield, Dover. The firm has taken a first floor office at Garrity House. The £2 million development of workshops and 17 fully-serviced offices, ideal for start-ups and small enterprises looking to grow, was officially opened on 17 July.
Health and Safety South East Ltd are environmental, health and safety consultants, providing a range of specialist training courses for clients working in the construction, education, pharmaceutical, leisure, local government and electrical industries.
Director Lee Stampton said location and quality of facilities were the main reasons behind his decision to relocate. “I also like the fact that there’s a conference and training centre on site which we use for our NEBOSH training courses. The site management team are also incredibly helpful and can’t do enough for tenants.
“There’s a real positive ambience and I’m really pleased that we are the first company to enjoy the benefits of moving here,” added Lee. Around half a dozen staff are employed by the firm.
Aylesham Business Park offers realistic rents for fully-serviced space, available on flexible easy-in, easy-out terms. The 2,500 sq ft workshop units include a mezzanine level, and the development is close to the A2. It is run by the East Kent Spatial Development Company in partnership with the Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust. Funding has been provided by the Homes and Communities Agency.
Trust General Manager and Secretary Derek Garrity said: “I’m delighted to welcome our first tenant and I’m sure others will soon follow. Today we have more than 180 people working here and that will rise to 350 once we fill all the offices and workshops. That will make us one of the most successful business sites in East Kent.”
For information about Aylesham Business Park, call Derek Garrity or Lisa Pope on 01304 842826, email [email protected]
17 July 2013
EXPANDING BUSINESS PARK IS UNVEILED
-Competitive rents and a great location set to attract new companies to £2m offices and workshops-
Today (17 July) marks the launch of the latest phase of development at a thriving East Kent business park at Aylesham, with high hopes that the ambitious project will help create much-needed employment in the former coal mining area.
The Aylesham Business Park at Miner’s Way is a £2m development of five workshops and 17 fully-serviced offices, ideal for start-up businesses and small enterprises looking to grow. The new facilities were officially launched at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
The Ackholt Road site is already home to a number of successful firms, including a mobile dentist, a stone mason, a skills and training centre and also the artisan bread-making business of TV’s Great British Bake-Off star Paul Hollywood.
The investment has been delivered by the East Kent Spatial Development Company in partnership with the Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust. Funding has been provided by the Homes and Communities Agency.
The workshop units, from 2,500 sq ft including mezzanine level, and offices are already attracting attention from companies ahead of the buildings being opened.
They have been attracted by realistic rents for fully-serviced space, available on easy-in, easy-out terms, plus a great location with excellent road (close to the A2 / M20), rail, port and airport access. The development has impressive ‘green’ credentials, with PV panels fitted to aid energy efficiency and low running costs.
Aylesham Business Park has been chosen as the name of the development, formerly known as Miner’s Way Business Park. The new title reflects the expanded range of units available on the site, and helps to position the park as an ideal choice for company owners looking to grow their businesses.
The park is managed by Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust and the new office building has been named Garrity House, in honour of Trust General Manager and Secretary Derek Garrity MBE.
He says: “A number of successful firms are already located here and I’m confident that this development will attract more enterprising people looking to grow their business.
“With very competitive rents and an unbeatable location in a beautiful part of the North Downs, we look forward to more tenants moving in, helping to regenerate the economy and creating new employment opportunities,” he says. Phase one of the development was completed in 2011, when five large workshops were built.
Debbie Spalding, Chief Executive of the East Kent Spatial Development Company, said: “This business park is the result of a successful collaboration between a number of organisations and we are delighted with the quality of the new offices and workshops.”
For more information about Aylesham Business Park, call Derek Garrity or Lisa Pope on 01304 842826, email [email protected]