Property developer Barberry Industrial has signed copper distributor and manufacturer Metelec to a 25-year lease at a 47,973 sq ft warehouse in its 3.5-acre Wolf Pack development at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton.
The Wolf Pack development of three warehouses is said to have created significant job opportunities while addressing the shortage of new industrial accommodation in the West Midlands. Barberry Industrial acquired the site from South Staffordshire Council for an undisclosed sum.
The grade A building that Metelec will be relocating to — which is rated EPC A and BREEAM excellent — has reached practical completion by contractor Benniman Construction, and includes 64 parking spaces and four dock-level and two level-access loading doors.
Metelec, the UK logistics branch of European copper extruded bar manufacturer Gindre Duchavany, will be moving from its current base in Bloxwich, West Midlands.
Metelec has agreed a 25-year lease on the facility, speculatively developed by Barberry on a 3.5-acre site at the Wolf Pack development at Hilton Cross Business Park.
It will be relocating from its base at Vulcan Industrial Estate in Bloxwich. Main contractor Benniman Construction has reached practical completion of the unit. Barberry acquired the site from South Staffordshire Council for an undisclosed sum.
Jon Robinson, Development Director at Barberry Industrial, said:
Metelec is a West Midlands success story and we are very pleased to have them as another quality Barberry customer. These are exciting times for Metelec as they embark on their business expansion and we wish them enormous success at the new headquarters at Wolf Pack at J1 of the M54.
In creating Wolf Pack, we have delivered another one of our market leading speculative developments in the form of a new, Grade A industrial and logistics hub in Wolverhampton. Our new buildings are built with sustainability credentials in mind that will benefit the occupiers using them by reducing occupational costs and fulfilling many environmental, social and corporate governance ratings in measuring the sustainability and social impact of our buildings.”
Metelec Managing Director Kevin Draper said:
This is an exciting time in our development. The new state-of-the-art distribution centre and headquarters reflect our commitment to solid, sustainable growth.
The brand-new facility is perfectly located for us to service the whole of the UK with immediate access to the UK motorway network at junction one of the M54. Sustainability is key to our growth as we eye market and business opportunity in wide scale electrification and the transition towards green energy solutions. The building is rated BREEAM Excellent for insulation and thermal efficiency and we plan to utilise solar panels for zero carbon manufacturing using our latest all-electric CNC machinery.”