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Pets Corner announces new site as work begins on new industrial development next to Crawley

Construction is underway at industrial warehouse development, Tungsten Park, south of Crawley, following the pre-sale of one of its planned units to Pets Corner.

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Acting on behalf of Tungsten Properties, commercial property consultants, Vail Williams LLP, together with joint agent SHW, were appointed to market the 83, 965 sq.ft development to secure occupiers to kick-start the scheme in 2019.

The pre-sale agreement with Pets Corner will see it acquire a 43,000 sq.ft. unit at the Park, which began construction in January and is due to complete in Q3 2019.

Watch a timelapse camera of the new development here.

Stephen Oliver, partner at Vail Williams’ Gatwick office, said:

“We are pleased to have assisted Tungsten in marketing their development to potential occupiers, like Pets Corner, who are seeking opportunities for high quality industrial and warehouse property in the area.” 

Pets Corner was looking for a strategically positioned facility, close to good transport links which could meet not only their building specification, but also their ethical business values.

Simon Forest, Property Director at Pets Corner, said:

“We have been looking for a suitable freehold warehouse facility for about five years and were surprised by the real lack of opportunities in this part of Sussex.

“Most developers sadly seem more interested in building houses but businesses like ours need to be able to grow and provide jobs for the people who will be living in those houses. Fortunately, with the help of Vail Williams and SHW, we were able to secure our building off plan and we look forward to taking possession later this year.’’

With planning for a variety of units ranging from 13,000-83,960 sq.ft., Tungsten Park will begin phase 2 of development later in 2019.

Jeff Penman, Managing Director at Tungsten Properties, concluded:

“We are delighted to welcome Pets Corner as a pre-sale to our Handcross scheme, which due to a dearth of industrial/warehouse supply in the Mid-Sussex area, followed an extensive search to find a suitable site.”

Three additional units, ranging from 10,000-20,000 sq ft, remain available for either pre-let or pre-sale opportunities.

Tungsten Park is prominently located adjacent to the A23/M23 just south of Crawley and provides great visibility, profile and access to the A23/M23 and national motorway network.

Access to the site is from a newly formed side road from the Warninglid A23 junction providing access both north and south.

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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