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Lowe Alpine

LSH finds the great indoors for Lowe Alpine


We have let a 30,000 sq ft warehouse unit in Derbyshire to outdoor clothing and equipment specialists Lowe Alpine UK.

The warehouse facility will shortly be occupied by Lowe Alpine UK following the successful negotiation of a new lease. The premises comprises 31,181 sq ft of open span storage featuring heating, lighting, sprinklers, level access loading, 5.5m internal eaves, generous parking and office accommodation, benefitting also from 24/7 manned security provided by the business park.

International growth ambitions for company

Lowe Alpine is an iconic brand at the forefront of the design, manufacture and sale of back-packs, outdoor clothing and associated equipment. The Equip Group acquired Lowe Alpine in 2012 and its strategy is to grow and develop the Lowe Alpine brand alongside the Rab brand, which is already based in Alfreton.

The move to the Englender Business and Distribution Park at South Normanton, near Alfreton, located adjacent to junction 28 of the M1 motorway, supports the company’s international growth ambitions.

Sean Bremner, Director in our East Midlands Industrial and Logistics team said: "This deal follows recent successes for us in and around J28, consolidating what has been a good start to 2013."

He added: “This is an excellent deal for all concerned. Lowe Alpine UK Limited had a number of choices in and around J28, but our client has worked hard to create and maintain a well managed, and highly secure business location, which clearly proved an attractive opportunity for the company to grow its business. We are pleased to welcome them to the park alongside other national brands such as Alliance Healthcare and Morgan Sindall.”

High quality site will support expansion plans

Ryan Bennett, Finance Director for the Equip Group, said: “We were looking for a high volume and efficient site at competitive prices. It was a pleasure to work with Sean Bremner who helped us to locate the right site and pull together a deal which worked for Lowe Alpine and the landlord. We are very happy to have found a local, high quality site that will support the international growth ambitions of the Lowe Alpine brand.”

The landlord, S Englender Limited, undertook some pre-contractual works to satisfy the requirements of Lowe Alpine. We are also marketing an excellent warehouse facility of 24,199 sq ft featuring five dock-level access loading doors, heating, lighting and spinklers. 
A key feature of the business park is the manned 24/7 site security and CCTV system. In addition there is a 4,732 sq ft refurbished open plan, air-conditioned office suite with generous parking provision available. Together, or separately, they can provide an excellent property solution on a well managed business park.

Pictured L-R: The great indoors - Lee Bridges, Warehouse Director of Lowe Alpine UK, Sean Bremner, Industrial and Logistics Director at LSH and Ryan Bennett, Financial Director of Lowe Alpine UK

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