Gould Alloys – One of the fastest growing specialist metals stockholders in the country, serving the ferrous and non-ferrous metals requirements of multiple leading-edge industries, with the main focus being on Aerospace, moves into their new bespoke a 50,000 sq ft unit warehouse/production facility, including 7,000 sq ft of office space at Markham Vale.
The significant deal with Henry Boot Developments highlights Gould Alloys future commitment to Markham Vale, Derbyshire County Council’s flagship regeneration site, by the signing of a 20 year fixed term lease.
It has acquired the building at Markham Vale to relocate its operations, moving into a larger brand new, purpose built unit, enabling site expansion and operations growth.
The move also sees Gould Alloys investing in excess of one million pounds on new technology, machinery and fit out, with fit out now nearing completion to enable going operational imminently.
Managing Director, Jane Bradshaw said:
“We’d been searching for new location for some time as we had very specific needs for our expansion. We required a site which would fit all our requirements and the search concluded perfectly when we landed on Markham Vale. Site accessibility is key, with such close proximity to the motorway; we now have immediate access to the M1. The fantastic location offers a reduced commute for many of our staff and ease of access for our clients too. We’ll be at the heart of the UK’s transport network and strategically located near the major centres of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby. Our new site will enable us to increase capacity, improve workflow and upgrade our facilities with brand new machinery. Our expansion will also help with the creation of new jobs in near future.”
Ben Ward from Henry Boot Developments commented:
“We are delighted that Gould Alloys are underway with the final elements of their unit’s fit out and will going operational imminently at Markham Vale. Other interest is now sure to follow and it’s fantastic news that phase 3 will be ready for development in summer 2015, delivering another 70 acres in addition to the western plots. The past 12 months have been remarkable, with seven major deals taking place. The interest generated and current activity here at Markham Vale is exceptional. We have recently welcomed Inspirepac, AW Repairs Group, Euro Garages, Holdsworth Foods and Ready Egg, with existing occupiers including Andrew Page and Industrial Ancillaries. In addition, we’re also underway with a new building for Meter Provida, which will be ready at the end of the year.”
Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Strategic Policy, Economic Development and Budget, Councillor Anne Western said:
“Gould Alloys is the latest business to join our Markham Vale site.
“It’s great that Chesterfield-based companies continue to choose Markham Vale to relocate to instead of moving outside Derbyshire.
“With bigger premises and better transport links, the company aim to attract more businesses which could lead to jobs being created in the future.”
Established in 1984 in north east Derbyshire, close to the heart of Sheffield’s steel manufacturing industry, Gould Alloys is privately owned and independent from manufacturers, yet also part of a large international group of companies. That combination means financial stability, purchasing power and the ability to be forward-thinking and customer-focused.
Markham Vale offers a diverse range of industrial, warehouse and office accommodation ranging from 3,000 sq ft units to over 1 million sq ft. Buildings are available on freehold or leasehold terms, to suit occupier requirements.