Unit undergoes £700,000 refurbishment

Unit C, Merlin Way, New York Industrial Estate which has been refurbished and let to a high-end clothing retailer.
Unit C, Merlin Way, New York Industrial Estate which has been refurbished and let to a high-end clothing retailer.

A new business has opened after its premises underwent a major refurbishments.

Silverstone has facilitated the letting of a 54,000sq ft industrial unit on Merlin Way at New York Industrial Estate, North Shields.

The specialist firm managed an extensive £460,000 refurbishment of the property on behalf of the owners, Burren Investments.

And they then undertook a £250,000 fit-out of the unit on behalf the incoming tenant, a high-end clothing retailer, who is relocating from a smaller facility on the industrial estate.

Louise Stewart, associate at Silverstone, said: “The property required a full strip-out and refurbishment including removal of mechanical and electrical equipment, chemical disposal, the demolition of offshoots, redecoration and external repairs.

“We are delighted that a new tenant has been secured and we have been further appointed do a full fit-out on their behalf.

“Acting for both landlord and tenant has ensured a quick and smooth operation for both parties.”

The bespoke fit-out of the premises will include the installation of a mezzanine floor to provide space for a photography studio, they are also upgrading the fire alarm system and security systems.

The property is due to be ready for occupation in October.

HTA Real Estate negotiated the deal with the new tenant, who has signed up to a 10 year lease on the property.

Simon Hill, director at HTA Real Estate, said: “We were delighted to secure the letting of the unit within a short time frame of just a few months.

“There is a lack of modern premises of this size and quality available in the North Tyneside area and as a result we had a number of interested parties coming forward.

“The substantial investment in refurbishing the unit means it provides modern high quality accommodation which can be fitted out to suit the businesses needs.”