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Welsh Firm Secures 150 Jobs at New £4m Industrial Estate

A Flintshire-based construction and civil engineering firm as announced that their new £4m business park in Sandycroft, Wales has been fully let, delivering 150 local jobs.

Built by The Hollingsworth Group, and situated close to the firm’s headquarters in Engineer Park, the multi-million-pound industrial estate is now home to 10 businesses spread across 12 units, ranging in size from 4,500 sq ft up to 18,000 sq ft.

The Hollingsworth Group joint Managing Director Shaun Hollingsworth said: “There are not many new-build industrial units in the area, and we wanted to create a very smart, clean, tidy, modern and well-equipped site which would be a pleasant place for people to come to work and create a really professional space for businesses to work from and invite their clients to.

“Our business is based here, so we know what a fantastic location it is from where to access all the major motorway connections across North Wales and the north-west.

“It is also within the Deeside Enterprise Zone which can bring added benefits to businesses who move here.

“The site has terrific views looking over to Hope Mountain and also to Airbus which has attracted two businesses associated with the aerospace industry to the site.

The new 90,000 sq ft site which is off Prince William Avenue is a mixture of light industrial, warehouse and trade counter units, and sits on a transformed former piece of wasteland.

The site comes complete with on-site CCTV, environmentally-friendly LED lighting throughout as well as a water recycling system which uses rainwater for fire tanks. The site also features electric car charging points which have been installed at the request of a tenant on the site.

One of the newest tenants at Kings Court is Walters Houghton, who have more than doubled their premises after moving into their 18,000 sq ft unit. The family-rin sachet packaging service company operates in the medical and cosmetic sector and boasts a 25-strong team.

The Hollingsworth Group, Sandycroft; Pictured are Director Paul and Managing Director Shaun Hollingsworth with (Centre) Nicola Walters Owner of Walters Houghton Ltd. Picture Mandy Jones

Outlining their reasons for moving into Kings Court, Operations Manager Nicola Walters (pictured) said: “We started looking two years ago and for us, the location was very, very important.

“Our business is very image-based and relies upon us making the right impression to our clients when they come to us to package their products for them.

“When we came to visit Kings Court, our first impression was ‘wow’ […] We are close to all the major roads and the shipping as well at Liverpool docks where some of the products necessary to make up client formulas come in to.

“It’s been a terrific move for us. Shaun had worked with us to help create our ideal premises, and they care as much as we do that the site continues to remain fully functional, smart and professional looking.

“It’s a very good relationship that we have with them, and as they have grown their business, we have grown ours, and so it has been lovely to come full circle and be back on one of their sites again.”

Kings Court follows on from Hollingsworth Group’s first industrial site, the 20,000 sq feet Holland Park, situated around the corner on Factory Road, which has five fully-let units.

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