10,000 sq ft letting ‘proves strength of industrial market’

A training specialist has signed up to a 10,000 sq ft industrial warehouse at New town Row just off the A38M arterial route into and out of Birmingham.

The property is to be used as a training centre by Vocational Skills Solutions (VSS) which delivers West Midlands Combined Authority funded pre-employment and workforce upskilling programmes throughout the West Midlands.

The company is based in Greater Manchester and has training centres spread throughout England, including a Forklift Truck Centre in Oldbury and a training centre in Birmingham city centre.

The third West Midlands training centre at New Town Row will deliver Forklift Truck Training and Construction (CSCS) courses to unemployed individuals throughout Birmingham and surrounding areas.

The centre will be officially opened by Andy Street, Mayor of The West Midlands on August 4.

Phil Juniper, managing director of VSS, said: “We are delighted to be opening our third training centre in the West Midlands, and are looking forward to continuing to support West Midlands unemployed residents and local employers with skills and employment. I would also like to thank Ed Siddall-Jones for his support in getting this deal over the line during the pandemic.”

Ed Siddall-Jones, managing director of Siddall Jones, said: “Since emerging from the downturn caused by the pandemic the industrial market has remained resilient and we have been fortunate to complete a number of industrial sales and lettings since restrictions eased.

“This 10,000 sq ft letting close to the A38M is a prime example of the pent-up demand for this sector as we continue to witness demand for industrial property on both a leasehold and freehold basis increase.”

Siddall Jones are sole agents for the industrial estate on behalf of a private landlord who was advised by law firm Walker Morris.

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