Business park’s SME-focus leads to 16 new tenants in first half of 2022

Sixteen new tenants have signed up to Birchwood Park in the first half of 2022, committing to more than 8,000 sq ft of space.

The site, the North West’s largest out-of-town business destination, has welcomed a range of new organisations as demand for small suite space remains strong.

In addition, 34 businesses have committed to remain part of the Birchwood Park community after agreeing to lease renewals on small suites in the same time period, which equates to a combined space of more than 13,500 sq ft retained by current occupiers.

Medical communications company Simplifying Science, school software provider October Resolutions, trade union Prospect, health and safety practice PM Connections and recruitment provider LivRecruit are among the new wave of occupiers to have joined the park in 2022.

In addition to demand from the SME marketplace, Birchwood Park also secured two significant lettings for larger office space within Chadwick House, which houses more than 40 organisations.

Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, said: “Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty that has followed the fallout from the pandemic, many SME organisations have re-evaluated what their office space does for them.

“With Birchwood Park having purpose-built facilities, services and amenities, we are thrilled that more organisations have chosen to join our thriving business community here in the heart of the North West.

“As our occupier portfolio continues to grow in 2022, we are seeing a wide variety of regional, national and international organisations relocating operations to Birchwood Park. It is evident that the hard work to accommodate the needs of businesses, no matter their sector, is now paying off, and Warrington is now establishing itself alongside major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester as a major business hub in the North of England.”

Work at the park is continuously ongoing to evolve the park’s office and warehouse offering, meeting with all occupier demands. In June, construction work began on a new speculative industrial development, which is set to bring 161,000 sq ft of warehouse space to the region, once completed in the first quarter of 2023.

Linda Welsby, leasing manager at Birchwood Park who specialises in small suites lettings, said: “Following on from the continued growth of Birchwood Park over the past six months, it is clear that our commitment to creating a culture and community to support small businesses is paying off.”

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