January 29, 2019

OPTIMISED BUILDINGS GROWTH IN MAKING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENT TAKES THEM TO IVANHOE BUSINESS PARK, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH

Benefiting from one of the best quality fit outs in the market today, Unit 1, Ivanhoe Business Park has just been let by Tim Gilbertson at FHP on behalf of a private pension fund to expanding local company Optimised Buildings.

This fantastic building became available following the expansion and relocation of Wilson Vale, one of the leading privately-owned contract catering companies in the country.

Forming part of Ivanhoe Business Park at Ashby-de-la-Zouch this building was originally constructed a number of years ago and has been maintained in exemplary order by the pension fund owners throughout.  The benefit of this excellent maintenance and presentation meant that we were offering probably the finest available space in the region which has subsequently seen it quickly snapped up by expanding local company Optimised Buildings.

Tim Gilbertson of FHP who dealt with the letting commented:

“Ivanhoe Business Park has been a success from day one.  Originally developed by Clowes Group, we act on their behalf and concluded any number of deals on the park to cover almost all property sectors.

The latest deal is actually on one of the first phases of units on the park where the former occupier had vacated, and the owners had quite correctly advocated high-quality presentation and maintenance throughout the former occupier’s lease, which meant that we had superb space to offer to the market when the building became vacant.

This presentation has undoubtedly helped us secure our new occupier, Optimised Buildings, who have relocated from secondary space in Ashby to take advantage of the wonderful location and fantastic accommodation we had on offer here.

Optimised Buildings have been a pleasure to deal with throughout and we look forward to hearing of their continued success and expansion over the coming years.

We had two other parties interested in this building and therefore we are keen to replenish stock levels in the New Year across not only the office sector but all others in the region as Ashby is real ‘hotspot’ for demand and we have any number of potential tenant’s or owner occupiers lined up ready for space as soon as we can find and make available good opportunities.”

Managing Director of Optimised Buildings, Gary Bark, commented: 

“We make commercial buildings energy efficient through the optimisation of HVAC and Building Management Systems via advanced analytics and energy monitoring software combined with our local team of bureau engineers and analysts.  This facility not only provides great accommodation for our growing team, but also enables us to showcase to new clients how we manage buildings throughout the UK providing delivering typical energy savings of 8-10% from existing assets and systems.  This is a step change for us, but one that has been presented at the right time and in the right location and are excited about the future opportunities this will help us generate.”

Tim Gilbertson concluded by adding:

“It is great to see 2019 start with such a successful deal and whilst there remains turmoil in the country as a whole we are still seeing strong demand for rental and purchase opportunities throughout the region in the office, industrial and distribution sectors.

Stock levels remain our bigger issue and I would be delighted to discuss the potential marketing of any such space throughout the Midlands with clients both old and new and I can be contacted on 0115 9507577/ tim@fhp.co.uk.

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