Industrial unit to accommodate global manufacturer’s UK headquarters

Commercial lettings specialist and landlord, Towngate PLC, has agreed a five-year lease with Alco Valves Group Ltd for Unit AR2, Armytage Road.

The property is a 33,713 sq ft detached industrial warehouse in Brighouse.

Established in 1977, Alco Valves Ltd makes a range of technically advanced, precision-made valve products and accessories for the oil and gas industry.

It has a global presence, operating across six continents – including Asia, Africa, and South America.

Its Brighouse base – situated in the Armytage Road Industrial Estate – will comprise the firm’s new UK HQ.

General manager of Alco Valves, Michael West, said: “The opportunity for Alco Valves to relocate the business to Armytage Road — less than a mile from the previous location and half a mile away from its first unit at Mission Works — cements the history of the business in the ‘valve valley’.

“Brighouse seems to be synonymous with valves, with a number of great companies being either founded or currently based here.

“The effort by both Towngate and the Alco Valves workforce to facilitate the move in such a short space of time was valiant.

“We look forward to all the opportunities available to the business at this time and are truly appreciative of the help and assistance offered by Towngate PLC.”

Tom Lamb, property manager for Towngate PLC, added: “We are delighted to welcome Alco Valves to Unit AR2.

“The property is ideally located to facilitate speedy entry to the motorway network which we hope will benefit both the company and its clients. We wish them every success in their new home.”

Paul Mack of Gent Visick — which represented Towngate PLC with the deal — said: “Armytage Road Industrial Estate remains one of the mostly highly sought-after industrial destinations in West Yorkshire given its strategic position, adjacent to Junction 25 of the M62 motorway.

“Unit AR2 is perfectly suited for a manufacturing operation due to its height and power supply — we hope Alco Valves has tremendous success in its new premises.”

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