Water rescue equipment firm docks at Clifton Trade Park

Lizzie Woodburn and Phil Brown

Whittle Jones, agents acting on behalf of Northern Trust Company, have confirmed that Safequip has moved into unit four at Blackpool’s Clifton Trade Park on a three-year lease agreement.

Clifton Trade Park is located close to function four of the M55 and comprises two terraces and a standalone industrial unit arranged in a courtyard setting.

The terraces are divided into one of single storey workshop/industrial units, and the second houses a ground floor of workshop/industrial units with a first floor of recently refurbished studio offices.

Established in 2000, Safequip is recognised as one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of water rescue PPE and equipment to professional users including industrial marine workers, the coast guard, public safety professionals such as police, firefighters, and water rescue teams.

Phil Brown, operations director at Alloa-based Safequip, said: “Due to continued expansion we had been on the lookout for suitable premises within the North West region and the unit at Clifton Trade Park met all of our requirements, with the added benefit of a local skilled workforce.

“This will be the third production facility we have opened in the UK which will provide us with the opportunity to meet our continued demand. The site at Blackpool is already busy manufacturing our IONIC inflatable rescue boats.”

Lizzie Woodburn, lettings/management surveyor at Whittle Jones, said “I am delighted to welcome Phil and his team at Safequip to Clifton Trade Park.
“We were pleased that we could accommodate the right space for their needs and look forward to working with them on their future occupational requirements.”

The industrial units at Clifton Trade Park, range from 585 sq ft up to 5,625 sq ft, while the studio offices range from 103 sq ft, for one person, up to 1,203 sq ft, for more than 10 people.

Units can be combined subject to availability to provide a larger floor area.

Externally, the estate benefits from a good parking ratio with communal circulation space. The estate is fully fenced with secure gated access across the front entrance to the estate.