Friday, August 12, 2022

Chatsworth takes 15,000 sq ft unit in Bakewell to support retail operations

Litton Properties have exchanged contracts with Chatsworth for a new 15,000 sq ft warehouse unit at Riverside Business Park in Bakewell.

The unit is planned for completion in November 2022 and will be handed over in early January 2023 for fit out. The unit will be used for warehousing and support for the nearby Chatsworth Estate Farm shop and other estate retail operations.

The unit is part of a further 28,000 sq ft phase ‘Rutland Building’ currently on site and under construction. A further 5,000 sq ft unit within the building is also under offer to Bakewell Bakery who are relocating into larger and more modern premises from their existing unit on the site. Both lettings will lead to further jobs growth in Bakewell and on the site.

As part of this latest phase, it is also planned to complete the long awaited new bridge connection into Riverside from the A6 Buxton Road. Further demolition works are presently taking place on site to make way for the new access and a planned further phase of buildings.

The next phase is planned to be on site during 2022.

Riverside Business Park, Bakewell is a £25m regeneration project in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District owned and managed by Litton. It is home to a number of existing businesses including the iconic Thornbridge Brewery. There is consent for a further 60,000 sq ft approx. of space plus a Premier Inn hotel.

Mark Twelves at Litton Properties said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Chatsworth as occupiers and customers to the estate. We are really looking forward to working closely with them.

“They are an organisation we already know well and greatly admire and we are very pleased they have chosen Riverside as a home for this unit. We think it is a great fit with our existing occupiers and what we are trying to achieve at Riverside.”

Steve Haywood, head of retail at Chatsworth, said: “In our search for a new warehouse space we have remained committed to supporting our colleagues and our local community, and the facility at Riverside Park enables us to move all our operations under one roof.

“This new site will enable us to improve efficiencies of storage and picking, but more importantly it will improve the facilities for all our warehouse colleagues, with a purpose built 1,000 sq ft mezzanine level which will include colleague mess room facilities and office space.

“At Riverside we’ll be joining a number of other local businesses who are either extending on the current site or moving into new units as the area continues to be developed over the coming years.”

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