During 2016/17 Towngate PLC embarked on a refurbishment of the Towngate Business Centre, Everite Road, Widnes, WA8 8PT, giving it a fresh and new, modern look and feel. Work to change the face of the previous Golden Wonder factory was ready to launch in October 2017 and included a full recladding exercise to all of the front elevations and external redecoration, along with a full refurbishment of Unit 1, a 75,000 sq ft Industrial Unit located at the back of the Estate.
The project was managed on behalf of the Towngate Group by David Stanway of David Stanway & Associates.
The work was undertaken by Aztec Industrial based in Manchester.
The site has been further enhanced by the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, which has created even better transport links in and out of this popular location.
Towngate purchased the site as the former Golden Wonder factory in 2000 after Golden Wonder had been in occupation, manufacturing crisps for 37 years. Having already been significantly refurbished over the last 15 years, Towngate has been successful in creating modern industrial units and yard/parking areas.
The site is a popular choice for businesses as it provides a wonderful thriving industrial community, and offers the comfort of working from a well-managed and maintained estate with a 24 hour manned security gatehouse.
The Centre is located on Everite Road, Widnes, off the main A562 Speke Road, providing motorway access at Junction 6/1 of the M62/M57 to the North and at Junction 12 of the M56 to the South and ideally located for Widnes/Runcorn, Liverpool, Warrington and the wider UK motorway network.
Work on the Everite Road site began in early summer and involved full external recladding and repainting of the estate. The renovation included the installation of a new roof and internal aesthetic improvements.
The self-contained unit is available to let as a whole to one single occupier and comprises of industrial warehouse accommodation along with ground level and first-floor offices. The property benefits from a clear working height of up to 8 metres, a high power capacity and five external loading doors to facilitate large-scale distribution and manufacturing.
The revamped industrial facility also offers an opportunity for an in-built sprinkler infrastructure, 24-hour manned security, as well as the potential for an additional 1-1.5 acre yard to be added to the already expansive external loading and parking area.
We are delighted with the final outcome of the refurbishment. It has taken a lot of work but the estate now has a modern look and feel and Unit 1 is ready to accommodate a new tenant.
It’s a promising sign that we have had some notable interest in the space so soon after completion, with some viewings having already taken place. The property would make an ideal home for a storage and distribution, manufacturing or transportation and logistics occupant. The possibilities for the space are endless, so we’re excited to showcase it to interested parties at the opening event later this month.
The renovation project was completed at the beginning of November and, with the exception of the newly refurbished Unit 1 and the smaller 16,900 sqft Unit 6B, the estate is fully let.