November 20, 2015

HENRY BOOT ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF METER PROVIDA UNIT

Henry Boot Developments is pleased to announce the completion of Meter Provida’s brand new 40,000 sq.ft unit at Markham Vale.

Meter Provida is one of the UK’s leading multi utility metering specialists and is a welcome addition to Markham Vale .The utility specialists signed a 15 year lease securing the first industrial unit at Markham Vale West.

Works started in May, with the build programme extending over 26 weeks. The unit completed earlier than forecast, enabling Meter Provida to take occupation sooner than expected, something Ben Ward, Director at Henry Boot Developments, was extremely pleased about.

Ben commented: “The Meter Provida unit was one of the quickest units to be completed at Markham Vale, and we are delighted to have achieved practical completion earlier than planned.

We have had a huge amount of interest in Markham Vale from both occupiers and investors over the past 12 months, managing to agree terms for a record 686,250 sq.ft of accommodation, with some major occupier announcements including Great Bear, Gould Alloys, inspirepac and KFC.

We expect to see more occupier interest at Markham Vale West and Markham Vale North, where the development plateaus will be complete by the end of the year. This will deliver a further 70 acres in addition to the plots available at Markham Vale East and Markham Vale West.”

 

Stephen Burr, Director at Meter Provida Ltd, said “Our company is expanding rapidly and we set Henry Boot Developments the task of building and delivering a new industrial unit to a very tight deadline; and they have exceeded our expectations.  We are delighted with the new facility which will enable the company to grow.”

 

Markham Vale offers a diverse range of industrial and warehouse accommodation ranging from 10,000 – 50,000 sq.ft at Markham Vale West and 50,000 – 750,000 sq.ft at Markham Vale North.  Buildings are available on freehold or leasehold terms, to suit occupier requirements. Office and ancillary retail and service accommodation is also available.

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John Sutcliffe
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