Expansion to Wirral industrial unit will lead to 25 new jobs

New Wallasey site for Holiferm

Acting on behalf of Dean Property Group, Legat Owen has signed up Holiferm to a 90,000 sq ft industrial unit at Ocean Trade and Logistics Park on the Wirral.

Holiferm, which is expecting to recruit 25 staff as part of the deal, develops and supplies sustainable plant-based, fermentation-derived, ingredients for industrial and consumer products, and is expanding from its current facilities in Manchester and Daresbury.

The company has agreed a 10-year lease at a rental income of £375,000 per annum.

Ocean Park is located in a prominent position fronting onto Dock Road, Wallasey, at the mouth of the East Float Dock and the River Mersey. It is approximately two miles from junction one of the M53 motorway.

The area has excellent road and rail links, being approximately three miles from the M53 motorway, has direct rail links to Liverpool city centre, in addition to the regular Mersey Ferry service and Mersey Tunnels.

Rupert Chadwick-Dunbar, surveyor at Legat Owen, said: “Bringing Holiferm to the Wirral is a huge coup for the area meaning new jobs and investment and we are pleased to have supported their expansion.

“This deal means that we are fully let at Ocean Park with the other occupiers including FINSA and Quickhire Events.”

He added: “Dean Property Group is a long standing client and we currently act on a number of sites from Birkenhead to North Wales on both agency and professional work.”

Jonathan Beaver, from Dean Property Group, said: “Achieving a back-to-back letting on a unit of this size keeps our void rates across the portfolio to a minimum. We are looking forward to working with Holiferm to aid their expansion over the coming years.”

Ben Dolman, from Holiferm, said: “We are extremely excited to build our first full scale plant at Ocean Park, which, given the location, has excellent logistical links to both suppliers and customers.

“The size of the unit we have taken means we have capacity for rapid expansion on the site, enabling us to bring the transition to biosurfactants much quicker.”

Holiferm was unrepresented.