May 05, 2015
Following an eight month improvement plan, the former Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe has been relaunched as Celsius Parc. Under the ownership of newly formed property management company also called Celsius Parc, the aim is to develop the site into a food park, where businesses across the food production and logistics spectrum can come together to benefit from bespoke facilities.
Comprising numerous cold storage, ambient storage, office accommodation and engineering units, the site fell into disrepair following landowner Innovate Logistics entering administration in 2008. Celsius Parc purchased the site in April 2014 and has since undertaken extensive groundwork repairs along with assuming the management of utility supplies and improving site security.
Jonathan Gagg at Celsius Parc said: “When the opportunity to purchase the former Foxhills Industrial Estate became available, we saw a great opportunity to create an integrated food business park that would help to create synergies between similar local businesses. As the landlord, we are committed to providing reliable, modern, and maintained infrastructure services for the optimum operation of each individual business.”
Celsius Parc has repaired extensive roadway damage in and around the site and has implemented a routine inspection programme to ensure the upkeep of the grounds. Roadways have also been re-lined to ensure efficient traffic flow around the site and improve pedestrian safety.
Amanda Cogan, operations director at Rick Bestwick North, a leading added value cold-store operator and tenant at the business park said: “We’re really pleased with how the site is performing since the refurbishment and feel that we now have a secure long-term home at Celsius Parc. It would be great to be neighboured by similar businesses and be part of a community of likeminded organisations.”
Along with grounds repairs, Celsius Parc has taken over responsibility for electricity and water supplies and has already negotiated terms that will cover the maintenance of the network for the future, providing increased value and security to the tenants. The site has also been fully secured, with the closing of two gates to the rear of the site and the commissioning of a security point off the Park Road entrance that includes automatic barriers. A full-time security guard presence ensures that the gate is manned 24/7.
Gagg added: “With Celsius Parc now up to an excellent operating standard, we are looking to increase the number of businesses on site and are looking to build new units to suit individual requirements. Rather than develop speculatively, we are inviting businesses to come and speak to us about building and leasing back tailor made spaces.”
The regenerated site has eight acres of development space which is suitable for warehousing, Food processing, food packing and coldstore operations. Celsius Parc is located off Normanby Road, Scunthorpe.
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