Jobs created as new tenants arrive at Concorde Park
Tuesday June 22nd, 2021
Two new businesses have arrived at Concorde Park, Segensworth, which is now 50% let just months after completion.
Delivery and logistics specialist Delivered and technology company Agform, which researches and develops herbicides and pesticides, both plan to grow their teams after taking units at the site, which Kingsbridge Estates completed earlier this year.
Delivered has been based at a 4,000 sq ft site at Walton Road, Drayton, Portsmouth, for the past six years but has now more than tripled its business space by taking a 10-year lease on Concorde Park’s 14,000 sq ft Unit 8.
The move enables Delivered to grow its existing parcel delivery business, which it operates on behalf of national parcel firm APC Overnight, and to expand its local offering to include pallet storage and distribution, storage and warehousing.
The company, which employs 15 staff and has a fleet of 25 self-employed drivers, expects to initially increase its headcount by five by creating new jobs in warehousing and customer service roles.
Glen Roberts, MD at Delivered, said: “We are delighted to be able to support our continued growth and offer new employment opportunities with a move to significantly larger premises at Concorde Park. As a brand new site built to very high standards and ideally located between the ports of Portsmouth and Southampton, this site is a perfect base for our South Coast operation and enables our customers to benefit from an increased range of services.”
Meanwhile, Agform, formerly based in Wickham, is currently fitting out the 5,000 sq ft Unit 1 at Concorde Park to its specifications, including a mezzanine floor for its laboratories.
The company, focused on the research and development of crop protection technology that reduces the reliance on chemicals in agriculture, employs a team of 12 and expects to add at least five new roles in the near future. The move to premises with a B2 use class status will also give the company the option of carrying out some manufacturing at the site.
John Misselbrook, Managing Director at Agform, said: “We’ve moved to Concorde Park from a 10-acre agricultural facility, and we couldn’t be happier. It’s in a perfect location, very secure and with easy access for our staff and visitors. These are impressive premises that are an ideal base for our growing team’s work in developing effective, sustainable and safer agrochemical technologies.”
The site is a 91,000 sq ft site with 10 units ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft, developed speculatively by Kingsbridge Estates, a specialist in creating quality commercial schemes that meet the need for quality commercial space across the south. All units have loading facilities, high-quality first-floor office space and a minimum eaves height of 8.4m.