Record turnround to deliver fashion retailer’s 10-year lease deal

North Cheshire Trading Estate

Property and asset management company FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has agreed a 10-year lease with fashion retailer Carmen Clothing on North Cheshire Trading Estate in record time.

Having chosen Unit C4, totalling 3,460 sq ft, Carmen Clothing’s primary fashion brand, Caramella will now be based from the industrial estate, chosen for its proximity to the motorway and Royal Mail depot, as well as its notable existing tenants.

Local Cheshire brand Caramella was first established in January 2017 from a kitchen table and due to rapid growth and worldwide sales, recently hired its fifth staff member.

The brand’s founder was urgently looking for a permanent base as a result. The FIREM team assisted by completing the whole process, from viewing to lease signing, within just two weeks.

Mollie May, owner of Carmen Clothing, said: “FIREM has been a brilliant partner throughout this process, and we’ve built a fantastic working relationship. We needed to move quickly and the team made it happen – within just two weeks. With our continued growth I can already see us needing to expand our premises in future.”

A FIREM spokesperson said: “In our line of work we understand just how important the right premises can be for growing businesses. This is why we’re delighted to have made this happen for Carmen Clothing in such a tight timeframe.

“North Cheshire is just one of several thriving industrial estates across our North West portfolio. What’s clear is that, despite the wider economic climate, the industrial sector is in continued demand. Our role is to support our tenants every step of the way as their needs change.”

North Cheshire Trading Estate provides a range of trade counter, industrial and warehouse units equipped with office space.

Units range from 3,443 sq ft to 37,000 sq ft and are all clear span portal frame in construction, predominantly clad with brickwork, and are each fitted with a roller shutter door.

Ideally located just off junction three of the M53 in Birkenhead, North Cheshire Trading Estate is just a short drive away from Liverpool John Lennon airport and Birkenhead Central train station.

FIREM’s extensive UK industrial portfolio currently totals four million sq ft with a further two million sq ft of new build in the pipeline. Available spaces start from 500 sq ft to bigger units of 80,000 sq ft.