Onward Holdings Ltd recently organised an open day at its upgraded Normanton 108 warehouse for agents from the commercial property sector. As a result of the successful launch, there has already been steady interest in the Wakefield facility.
The event attracted around 40 property professionals, eager to run the rule for their clients over a fully refurbished, dedicated unit within one of the UK’s most sought after distribution and manufacturing locations. As well as being treated to a tour of the impressive facilities on offer in the 108,000sqft unit, invitees were provided with a delicious wood-fired pizza spread and encouraged to test their practical driving skills by taking part in a fork lift challenge. However, owners Onward Holdings insists that the serious driving force behind the event was its mission to help alleviate the shortage of warehouse and industrial capacity in Yorkshire, which could hamper the Government’s vision of a Northern Powerhouse.
Onward Holdings Director, Neil Storey, said: “The event was informal and relaxed which people enjoyed, but as the excellent turn-out showed the region is crying out for more suitable logistics and industrial space. This was an opportunity to showcase the significant investment made in Normanton and highlight our success in supplying high quality warehousing for a variety of sectors.”
Available on the market to lease following the substantial upgrade to bring the site up to an exceptionally high specification, Onward Holdings is urging interested parties to move fast to book a viewing if they are looking for a distribution/storage hub in such a key location. Normanton 108, promoted by Iain McPhail of Knight Frank of Leeds (0113 297 1843 or 0113 288 5264) and Andrew Miller of Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield (0114 236 2340), is ideally located adjacent to junction 31 of the M62 Motorway. The unit at the Normanton Industrial Estate has undergone complete refurbishment, including re-roofing of the facility as well as full re-cladding of the exterior, new exterior windows, doors and entrance canopy to the offices. Of which 2,500sqft is Grade A presented. It has three portal bays with offices to the rear as well as extensive car parking and yard areas. It sits on a 7.2-acre site with significant potential to extend the unit, subject to the necessary planning consents. Normanton 108 has a front-loading area with 12 covered dock loading bays and a fully enclosed loading/dispatch area with drive-through surface doors to each side. Offices and staff facilities (up to 10,000sqft) are housed within an attached two-story building to the rear of the warehouse. The site also has the potential to be split into two separate units.
Family-run business Onward Holdings specialises in operating highly-competitively priced industrial warehousing in the North of England. In addition to Normanton it has sites in Castleford, Doncaster, Scunthorpe. It also has two plots of land available for design and build opportunities at Onward Park in Featherstone, which is within touching distance of the M62.
Onward Holdings offers a range of logistics options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. The different facilities that Onward Holdings offers can help companies gain a vital foothold in the northern supply chain.