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A TITAN deal for Harworth Estates


Acting on behalf of commercial property landlord Harworth Estates, we have completed a storage land deal in Leicestershire for a growing multi-national business.

A one-acre plot has been let to TITAN Boxtainer Ltd, part of TITAN Containers A/S Group of companies. The site at Asfordby Business Park, located on the immediate fringe of Melton Mowbray town centre, is to be used by TITAN for open storage of shipping containers with associated handling and crane transport. 

Expanding UK network for company

In addition, TITAN will also develop a container ‘self-store’ on the site, with Melton Mowbray now adding to the company’s growing UK network which also includes Grays in Essex, Cambridge, Hull and Southampton – the latter site also negotiated by LSH.
Phil Brewer, UK Director for TITAN, said: “We chose Asfordby because the site was perfectly situated to grow our business in the East Midlands, close to Melton Mowbray and the main roads linking Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham. It will be convenient for the local community, container transport operators and other related businesses such as removals, clothes recycling and charities, that need cheap and secure storage facilities.”
The region is less well-served than Birmingham and the West Midlands, which influenced TITAN`s decision to locate in Melton Mowbray – an area famous for its food related activities such as pies and cheese. TITAN is a major player in the refrigerated container and cold-store rental business.

Improved access and reduced costs for customers

Phil added: “This will benefit TITAN with lower overall handling and transport costs, also our customers with better access and reduced container delivery costs. Our brand new 20`crane lorry and drag is now operational and we have a variety of ambient and refrigerated containers in stock for hire and sale, plus of course for self-store which means that Asfordby will fill the role of TITAN`s container centre for the East Midlands.”
In an effort to embrace the local community at Asfordby, TITAN Containers is sponsoring local football team Holwell Sports FC.
Sean Bremner, Director in our Industrial team, said: “We are delighted to secure the interest of TITAN to Asfordby. Their use is a great fit for the town of Melton Mowbray. We are pleased to bring another fantastic occupier to the park, alongside Sandicliffe, London Underground, Caldic and Benninghoven and are in discussions with TITAN about other sites within the Harworth Estates portfolio.” 

Asfordby Business Park

Asfordby Business Park has availability for warehousing up to 50,000 sq ft office suites from 100 sq ft to 2,500 sq.ft., storage land plots up to 10 acres and build to suit with rail connections, high power capacity and high levels of water abstraction.

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