Timber firm signs up for major new unit at Botany Bay Business Park

CGI of Botany Bay Business Park

Chorley-based James Donaldson Timber is taking 110,000 sq ft of industrial space at FI Real Estate Management’s (FIREM) Botany Bay Business Park, in the town.

The manufacturer of structural timber components has signed a lease for Unit F&G at the £220m business park.

FIREM also has a further three tenants in the final legal stages for properties within Blocks C&D, as the current phase of the development reaches 45% occupancy before any units have achieved practical completion.

FIREM is currently constructing phase one of the one million sq ft development, known as Botany Bay Business Park. The development will provide predominantly Grade A industrial accommodation and a strong retail offering once fully complete.

The first units within phase one will be available for occupation in May this year, which include trade counter style industrial units and Unit E, a 158,000 sq ft warehouse that is ideally located for national distribution being situated next to the M61 and close to the M6 and M65 motorways.

The move for James Donaldson Timber means the company is able to retain jobs in Chorley, after working with FIREM to custom build its unit.

Tim Knowles, founder and Managing Director of FI Real Estate Management, said: “It’s fantastic to see how much interest is being generated in Botany Bay Business Park.

“Our site is able to cater for businesses of all sizes, from local Chorley companies seeking more space, to national brands looking for a convenient location to reach the North West.”

He added: “We’re able to work closely with tenants to tailor their unit to suit their needs, with bespoke fit-out and plug in and play options, which is really valuable. Being based next to the motorway is also an advantage, with tenants on site able to reach both Liverpool and Manchester easily.

“Now that we’ve got our first tenants signed up, we can see the community we’re building in the heart of Chorley, not only creating new jobs for local people, but also amenities for everyone to enjoy.”

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