Ergo Real Estate, on behalf of Aver Property (its JV with NFU Mutual), is pleased to announce that it has let 77,000 sq.ft of prime industrial space in Stafford to FDL, a specialist food ingredient manufacturer for over sixty years .

The firm has agreed to a 15-year lease of Unit 1 of the site, located approximately 1 mile from Junction 14 of the M6 motorway which provides good communications to Manchester to the north as well as Birmingham and the M6 Toll to the south.

Unit 2, which consists of 66,000 sq.ft is currently still available with Savills and Harris Lamb acting as joint agents. Both units boast a steel portal frame construction with profile clad elevations and insulated profile clad roofs and are completed to a high quality sustainable specification, targeting an EPC Rating of A and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

The site is located off Shackleton Way, in an established distribution location 1.5 miles north of Stafford town centre. The Stoke and Stafford market is home to a range of established businesses which have built strong bases in the area, benefitting from a workforce of 151,000 people in the locale which is set to increase due to a number of planned new build residential developments.

Occupiers in the surrounding location include iforce, Screwfix, Altecnic, Culina Logistics and Saint-Gobain. The business park benefits from a range of amenities to include a Premier Inn hotel and The Shire House and Brewers Fayre pubs.

Fraser Ramage, Investment Executive at Ergo Real Estate commented:

“The successful letting of Unit 1 in Stafford is the latest successful chapter in this dynamic sector, reflecting our expertise and understanding as well as our ability to bring fresh opportunities to the area.”

Wayne Daw, Chief Operations Officer at FDL commented :

“FDL is delighted to have secured such a high quality unit in this prime location, which is pivotal to progressing our growth plans in Staffordshire over the coming many years”

Ergo’s Stafford site represents part of over one million sq.ft’s worth of prime industrial space the firm has acquired and developed in the last few years in locations in the West Midlands and North of England.