Wren Kitchens is taking on a massive new warehouse at Humber Enterprise Park
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Jan 2019
Leading UK kitchen retailer Wren is moving into a huge new warehouse next to BAE in Brough.
The manufacturer has signed a six-year lease at the recently-refurbished site, which forms part of the Humber Enterprise Park.
The deal is the largest industrial letting in East Yorkshire in the last 12 months, and sees Wren add to its current bases in Barton, where it is headquartered, and in Howden.
The 150,000 sq. ft. warehouse is owned by Yorkshire-based business specialist Citivale.
Wren has more than 75 showrooms across the UK. (BIRMINGHAM MAIL)
James Appleton-Metcalfe, managing director at Citivale, said: “Our competitive rents and unrivalled working environment are proving attractive to a whole raft of different occupiers.
“It is immensely gratifying to conclude such a large letting to a well-known household name and a leader in their field.
“This is tremendous news for Humber Enterprise Park and brings our industrial accommodation to 100 per cent occupancy.
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“This latest letting completes over 550,000 sq ft of industrial transactions carried out by Citivale at Humber Enterprise Park since purchase. This is testament to our ability to deliver on larger refurbishment and development projects.”
Wren Kitchens was launched on the North Bank in 2009, and has grown to become the largest manufacturer and retailer of kitchens in the UK.
Today, the company has more than 75 showrooms across the country, including one at St Andrew’s Quay in Hull.
Wren operates large manufacturing facilities in Barton and in Howden, near Goole.
A Wren kitchen. (Publicity Picture)
The kitchen giant is now expanding its presence in East Yorkshire, with the new warehouse in Brough.
Mr Appleton-Metcalfe said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved here (at the Humber Enterprise Park) so far.
“The high quality of the refurbished buildings, the enterprise zone incentives and the park’s excellent location, with superb road and rail access close by, is proving to be a winning combination.”
So far, around £6m has been spent regenerating the Humber Enterprise Park.
With a further £1.2m earmarked for future development, it is estimated that 1,600 new jobs will be created at the park over the next three years.
PPH Commercial director Ben Medhurst, who concluded the letting on behalf of landlord Citivale, said: “We were delighted to be able to complete the largest industrial letting within the Hull and East Riding area in 2018.
“It is especially pleasing that a well-established and growing national business has taken the 150,000 sq ft of storage and distribution space at Humber Enterprise Park.
“The location was an obvious choice given the easy access and low occupational costs that the site offers."