Roofing specialist expands into Ipswich Road, Cardiff warehouse

Roofing supplies distributor Rinus Roofing has moved its Roof Hub depot in Cardiff to larger new premises in Ipswich Road.

The company has 24 depots nationwide and provides a ‘one-stop’ service to trade and general public customers.  It has taken a 10 year lease on the 7,064 sq ft Unit 5 in Ipswich Road at an annual rental of £40,000. Landlord Hunterville was represented by property consultancy Knight Frank, while Rinus was advised by GRM Property Consultants.

Craig Harcombe, southern regional manager for Rinus Roofing, said: “We have outgrown our premises in Bridge Road and looked at a number of larger alternatives but the Ipswich Road unit give us a larger, better option in a good location, with plenty of space for future expansion.

“We managed our operations carefully throughout the Covid-19 lockdown and are now fantastically busy.  We will be looking to recruit more people soon.”

Neil Francis, partner at Knight Frank in Cardiff, said: “Ipswich Road runs parallel to Newport Road, the primary access route from east of Cardiff city centre, so provides a great location for Rinus Roofing.  Unit 5 is a large trade counter premises with two-storey office block so it fitted the fast-growing company’s requirements perfectly.”

Roofing supplies firm nails new site for depot

A modern warehouse unit at Cross Green Vale Industrial Estate in Leeds has been let to Rinus Roofing Supplies Ltd (Rinus).

Property consultancy firm, Gent Visick, let the 10,785 sq ft for MSN Properties Ltd on a 10 year lease to Rinus. GRM Property acted on behalf of Rinus. The company has over 30 years of experience within the roofing supplies industry. With 24 branches across the UK, Rinus will be installing a new trade counter at the warehouse, which it will use as a depot.

Surveyor, Harry Fullerton, from Gent Visick’s agency division, said: “We agreed a deal within just two weeks of bringing the property onto the market. It’s the ideal location for a business like Rinus as it’s a thriving industrial estate in a great location.

“The unit has a prominent position on Cross Green Vale Industrial Estate and is also really accessible. Approximately just one mile from both Junction 45 of the M1 Motorway and Leeds City Centre, it’s a great location for Rinus as it expands into Leeds.”

Rinus Roofing Supplies sells a huge range of roofing supplies including everything from concrete, clay, fibre cement and slate tiles, to roof lights and insulation, alongside guttering, coverings, ventilation, sheet materials and felt. Is also sells a host of specialist products, accessories, lead, liquids and alternative coverings. Its head office is in Darwen, Blackburn and the firm also has two other branches in Yorkshire – one in Sheffield and one in Bradford.

The new Leeds depot includes a large secure 0.35 acre yard area and high quality ancillary ground floor offices.  Other businesses located on the Cross Green Vale Industrial Estate include Timberpak and London City Bond.

Gent Visick has carried out several projects from MSN Properties throughout Yorkshire advising on the refurbishment of numerous units, securing new leases and increasing the rental value of property.

Lidl to open in Ormskirk as mixed-use plans approved

Developer Citypark’s plans for a mixed-use development featuring 51 affordable homes, a Lidl store, and six commercial units on the former Atkinson & Kirby site in Ormskirk have been given the go-ahead by West Lancashire Council.

The development in Ormskirk town centre is set to be brought forward in three phases. The first includes the affordable homes, accessed from Atkinson Road; these are split between two terraces of 20 one-bed apartments, 10 semi-detached three-bed houses, and 21 semi-detached and terraced two-beds.

These will be two storeys high and will be owned and managed by housing association Chorley Community Housing; all the homes are to be available for affordable rent.

The homes will be followed by a second phase featuring a 18,600 sq ft Lidl store; an area of land to the north of the potential store will be left vacant so Lidl has room to expand if necessary.

The plans by architect One Design also feature 119 car parking spaces, and the proposed store opening hours are between 07:00 and 22:00 Monday to Saturday, with reduced hours on Sunday.

A final phase will feature six commercial units of around 1,200 sq ft each; these will be set aside for non-food retail, trade counters, industrial, or office space.

It is estimated the Lidl will create around 40 full and part time jobs with the commercial units potentially creating up to 50 full-time jobs. The site is designated for employment use in the borough’s Local Plan.

The scheme was backed by the council’s planning committee at a meeting last week, subject to a Section 106 agreement which is likely to feature contributions to secondary education and off-site open space provision.

A final decision on the scheme has been delegated to the council’s director of redevelopment and regeneration, alongside the chairman of the planning committee.