Carwood Group moves to Telford’s Stafford Park

April 20, 2017

A company which has become one of the European leaders in its specialist field has moved into newly refurbished modern detached industrial premises in Telford’s Stafford Park.

The Carwood Group, whose head office is in Coventry, has let Unit 23 on Stafford Park 12, which extends to just over 4,000 sq ft. It incorporates a ground floor office of 965 sq ft and additional mezzanine floors, including a further office, of 1,335 sq ft. It also has a service yard and ample car parking.

Established as a local automotive parts business in 1966, the Carwood Group’s main areas of expertise are in remanufacturing, technical services and logistics.

The company focuses on diesel fuel injection, electrical, electronic, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and turbocharger systems for all types of vehicles, ranging from passenger cars to cable cars, from trucks to trains, from earth movers to people carriers and from battle tanks to buses.

Paul Williams, the head of agency in the Telford office of Towler Shaw Roberts, completed the letting to Carwood Motor Units Ltd and said it was a swift process.

He said: “It took four weeks from the viewing to occupation, so it was very fast. The Carwood Group explored Telford and were pleased to discover the opportunities which exist, including the ready supply of a skilled workforce.

“They are delighted with their new facility in Stafford Park and the costs are less than when they were in Coventry. They are also pleased to be close to the Ministry of Defence at Donnington, one of their big customers.”

Mr Williams added TSR were able to use their expertise in all aspects of the commercial property market to ensure the process was swiftly concluded.

He said: “It demonstrates that as a firm we can give the whole package to businesses, the speed with which we can operate. It also illustrates we have a list of people who would dearly love to have a warehouse or a factory on Stafford Park.

“We picked up an instruction for Unit 23 after the previous occupiers moved out. Chris Hedley, our head of building consultancy, dealt with the dilapidations matter at the end of the previous occupation. The building was cleaned up and then we were able to swiftly complete the letting.”

Mr Hedley added: “Clients who have got a lease coming to the end, knowing a tenant is going to move out, may be uncertain on what to do next and that’s where we can come in as we’re equipped to offer the whole solution.

“We’ll go in and deal with any dilapidations claim that is owed to the landlord. We’ll ensure the repair works are carried out by the outgoing tenant before the lease ends, or prepare contractors to start immediately when the keys are handed back.

“At the same time, we can begin marketing the property, even before the lease ends, so that a new tenant can by found as quickly as possible.

“By making sure the buildings are in a condition to re-let as quickly as possible and marketing the property together, we can resolve our client’s problem of a lease coming to an end and the risk of the property standing empty.”

Pictured: Unit 23 at Stafford Park is now home to Carwood Motor Units Ltd.

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