An expanding custom fit-out business for the light commercial vehicle market is the latest tenant to move in at Langtree Group's recently refurbished City Park Trading Estate in Stoke-on-Trent.
Brothers Greg and Stephen Hollies, owners of PROPLY, have taken a three-year lease on a 1,867 sq ft unit at the recently completed scheme on Fenton Industrial Estate.
They chose it for its growth potential and the chance to open up a trade counter.
Established three years ago, PROPLY provides a custom fit out service, installing lighting, electrics, racking and seating for commercial vehicles. Originally from Cheadle, PROPLY has seen a 50 per cent growth in business over the last two years, prompting the need for larger premises.
With over 90 per cent of its customers in Stoke-on-Trent, the decision to move to City Park was an easy one, said Greg Hollies.
"It's a great central location and the units look brand new, which is why we chose it over other sites," he added.
"We were looking for bigger premises somewhere near Fenton and City Park fitted the bill perfectly. It's easy to get to for our customers and is part of an established industrial estate, which will be ideal for the next stage of our development when we open up a trade counter."
PROPLY plans to take on more staff to support its existing three employees.
Kevin Arthur, Midlands regional property manager of Langtree Group, said: "City Park is designed to appeal to trade counter operators. Located on the A50 Victoria Road, occupiers benefit from a busy commercial gateway to the city centre.
"Our £2.2 million invest-ment in the site has prompted strong interest, with a number of occupiers signed up before it was complete."
PROPLY joins Heartwood Narrowboats at City Park, the first occupiers on the estate, which comprises 16 units from 1,300 to 16,500 sq ft.
Langtree Group is the largest private investor in small business space in North Staffordshire. Agents for City Park Trading are Daniel & Hulme. ..SUPL: