New tenant secured for commercial premises

An automotive parts distributor has taken on space within a warehouse unit in Leeds.

On behalf of Leeds property company, Pullans, the industrial team at CBRE in Leeds has secured a letting to Ferraris Piston Service Limited (FPS) at Unit 3 Whitehall Point.

This is a new build speculatively developed unit on Whitehall Road. The lease has set a new headline rent for mid box units in the region.

The warehouse unit provides 31,500 sq ft of accommodation and forms part of a new scheme development of some 65,000 sq ft. The unit benefits from two-storey offices, two ground level loading doors and a large secure service yard.

Whitehall Point is approximately 2.5 miles to the south west of Leeds City Centre and fronting onto the A58 Whitehall Road.

The unit has been let for a term of 10 years to FPS – which is part of the Alliance Automotive group of companies – to facilitate the expansion of its Leeds business.

Sophie Angus, associate director at CBRE Leeds, said: “We are delighted to confirm a letting at Whitehall Point to FPS Limited.

“Warehouses of this size are few and far between across the region, and as such we are witnessing pent up demand for good quality, new build units of this nature.

“Unit 3 was let shortly after practical completion and to achieve a new headline rent based on £6.50 per sq ft shows the continued strength of the Leeds market and reflects the quality of the product and the location at Whitehall Point.”

Bruce Strachan, property director at Pullan’s, said: “We are delighted to welcome FPS to Whitehall Point.

“To have another established national company join our existing tenant, MKM Building Supplies, is a real endorsement for the scheme – they have been a pleasure to deal with through the process.

“CBRE also report strong interest in the final available unit of 13,500 sq ft and are hopeful of announcing a letting shortly.”