Haulage firm forced to relocate after site sold to HS2

Electrium Point

A Birmingham haulage firm has relocated to new premises in the Black Country after its original site was sold to make way for a key aspect of the new HS2 high speed rail line.

J Madden Transport was previously based at Heartlands Business Park in Nechells. It has relocated after St. Modwen sold the business park to the Government to house the new rail maintenance depot for HS2.

The company, which provides bespoke warehousing and distribution services for leading brands in the telecommunications industry, has moved to Electrium Point in Willenhall.

It has taken 37,200 sq ft in units three and four and part of the ground floor in office B on a three-year lease at an annual rent of £121,000 with landlord Hortons’ Estate.

Jeremy Boothroyd, from Hortons, said: “Having needed to relocate due to the new high speed rail line, I’m pleased we were able to accommodate J Madden Transport at Electrium Point.

“As a result, all of the industrial units on the business park are now fully let.”

Existing occupiers at Electrium Point include West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Polyglass, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and Advance Health Care UK.

KWB advised Hortons’ on the letting.