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Drainage and sewer rehabilitation firm, Colus, has moved to a new unit on Blackpole Trading Estate in Worcester to cater for its growing workforce and future-proof the business.

Colus signed a 10-year lease through Fisher German, joint agent alongside JLL, acting on behalf of a private client. The unit was snapped up just hours after going live on the open market as demand for industrial properties in the area remains strong.

Colus specialises in drainage and sewer repairs as well as emergency maintenance, civil engineering and pipe replacement, with one of its biggest clients being Severn Trent. The firm has been expanding its Worcester depot during the last three months, working on an increasing number of projects and taking on 18 new members of staff. The business has relocated from a smaller warehouse on the industrial estate to its new 25,377 sq. ft. unit to cater for this growth and future-proof the business for the next 10 years.

Simon Aylott-Cleaver, Managing Director of Colus, said: “The move to our new unit is to support the expansion of the company. We are a specialist firm and have been growing the business as well as our highly-skilled workforce over the past three months, and our new unit will enable us to put a long-term plan in place to continue this. Location is extremely important to us, and Blackpole Trading Estate has fantastic motorway links which is essential in our sector. Fisher German also gave us the opportunity to access the building ahead of moving in, enabling us to make a seamless transition to the new premises and continue to provide a high-level of service to our clients.”

Lauren Allcoat, a Senior Surveyor in our Worcester office, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Colus to its new larger unit on the Blackpole Trading Estate. It is an excellent premises in a favourable location, close to Worcester city centre and nearby motorway links, which will support the future growth plans of the business.

“Vacancy rates on the trading estate as well as in the wider Worcester area are incredibly low, demonstrating how buoyant the market is. The market for units of this size has shown no sign of slowing during the pandemic, resulting in an increasing number of off-market deals being completed. We continue to receive enquiries from businesses looking for new premises so are seeking further instructions in the area to support property owners in finding new tenants.”

To find out more about the commercial agency services we offer in Worcestershire and the wider West Midlands, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lauren or another member of the team.