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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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Crawley business wins prestigious Queen’s Enterprise Award

Crawley MP Henry Smith has welcomed the announcement that Inspiration Healthcare Group in Crawley has received an award for international trade, as part of more than 200 businesses having been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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Those businesses were selected for their entrepreneurship, and local company Inspiration Healthcare Group is an example of Crawley’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Henry said;

“I’m delighted that Inspiration Healthcare Group has been recognised by the Queen with such a prestigious award.

“This is just one example of a company in Crawley making a huge contribution not just to our local area, but as an innovative and talented business to our growing economy.

“It’s right that the Government are working hard to create the best possible environment to start and grow businesses, and I’m delighted that we’re seeing recognition for existing firms here in Crawley.”

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, commented;

“We know that the UK is the best place to start and grow a business, which we will build on through our modern Industrial Strategy. These awards recognise great British success stories that are the face of this achievement, and I’m proud that so many small businesses are being celebrated by receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”

Three quarters of this year’s winners are small and medium sized businesses, demonstrating that the UK is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business.

In addition to existing Government support; through the modern Industrial Strategy enhanced backing will be provided, including:

  • Investing £7 billion through the modern Industrial Strategy in new public funding for research and innovation – the largest ever increase.
  • Helping small businesses access the finance they need – since it was established, the British Business Bank has provided support worth £5.9 billion of finance to over 82,000 smaller businesses across the country.
  • Providing small businesses with £200 million to grow and scale-up their operations.
  • Providing a £31 million package of support for small businesses helping them to grow and reach their full potential.
  • Legislating to make it easier for small businesses to access invoice finance, providing a £1 billion long-term boost to the economy.
  • Cutting business rates for small retailers by a third for two years – saving 90 per cent of all shops, pubs and restaurants up to £8,000.

The winners will receive these prestigious awards at a Buckingham Palace reception, where their contribution to the UK economy will be celebrated. These awards recognise businesses for their contribution in four categories, with winners including:

  • 129 International Trade winners
  • 61 Innovation winners
  • Six Sustainable Development winners
  • Five Promoting Opportunity winners

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