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.

Promising year ahead for Vision Racing

Vision Racing is sponsored and supported by Delamere Dairy, GRM Property Consultants and Swinnerton Cycles since the team was established in 2013.
The team consists of local riders from the Cheshire area as well as riders from Staffordshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
For the 2017 season three new riders have been recruited to further strengthen the team which is made up of four women riders and eight men.
Ian Middleton team manager said “2016 has been our most successful to date for both the women and men’s teams with high placings in both local events and elsewhere in the country. Notable success has been achieved by Claire Harrison who was first women in the Cheshire Points Series a competition run during the season over 20 events which cover 10miles,25 miles,50miles. Claire coming 33rd out of 279 riders. Adam Robinson coming 6th place in the same competition. Jayne Dickens became the women’s National Veterans Road Race Champion (45-49)”

In the 2017 season the teams will compete in Local, Manchester and North West areas plus targeting National Events both in Road Racing and Time Trialling which will include the Tour of Cambridge a World Championship Qualifier in June with one member of the team is targeting the UK National Triathlon in Bolton in July.
Ian middleton says “The team continues to develop and strengthen each season. We are extremely appreciative of all the support and encouragement that we continue to receive from our Sponsors which enables the team to ride in the latest, up to date kit supplied by Bio Racer and to have in place other essential elements required to run and organise the team successfully.”
The team have now started their winter training programmes and are looking forward to starting the racing season in March 2017


Nantwich duo qualify for world championships

cyclingIan Middleton admits competing in the World Masters Championships in Denmark will be a highlight of his long racing career.

The 67-year-old, from Aston, first got involved in competitive cycling almost three decades ago – after injury forced him to quit running long distances.

Now he is looking forward to one of the biggest events of his life, after his recent silver medal at the Tour of Cambridgeshire qualified him for a trip to Scandinavia later this year.

And he won’t be travelling alone, as team-mate Dom Crisp has also earned the right to take on the world.

Ian said: “I entered the Tour of Cambridgeshire because it was different to anything else I had entered before.

“The main attraction was racing on a closed road circuit. Both Dom and myself were successful in qualifying for the worlds so it is a highlight of my cycling career.”

Ian, previously a keen club runner, started cycling at 39 and was a member of several different clubs.

In 2013 he started his own team – Vision Racing – which is stocked with 17 male and female riders, aged 18-67, predominantly from the Crewe & Nantwich area.

Ian explained: “The team is in its second season. We focus on competition – time trials, road races, triathlon and duathlon.

“This season has started very successfully, and we will be competing in a wide range of events from now until the beginning of October.

“One of my goals is to build a team that is continually developing and improving.”

Ian, who has clocked 23mins for a 10m trial this term, and Dom, a manager at the leisure centre in Nantwich, were among 700 entrants who took on the 28km trial at the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

He clinched a superb silver medal in his 65-69-year-old age category, while Dom qualified thanks to finishing in the top 25% of the 31-35 age group. The pair will now fly to Denmark for the worlds in September.

Vision Racing are grateful for vital sponsorship from GRM Property Consultants and Delamere Dairy.

GRM Property sponsors Vision Racing!

A NEW Nantwich racing team is all geared up for 2014 competition.

The team has been created on the back of intense interest in Britain leading the way in the professional sport of cycling.

Vision Racing has been put together by cycling enthusiast Ian Middleton and has launched with an initial membership of 10 – all of whom are looking forward to tackling the 2014 racing season.

Strong support for the new team has already been shown, with sponsors including GRM Property Consultants, Mark Beavan Associates and the Cheshire based award-winning Delamere Dairy – all of whom have helped with initial set-up requirements including kit, equipment and training.

Additional support comes in the form of a partnership with Reaseheath College.

Middleton, team principal, said: “Having been involved with cycling clubs for many years I’ve seen the passion for the sport grow and grow and was keen to find a way to support and help individuals who want to compete and race in their chosen sport.

“When I started to make initial enquiries about setting up Vision Racing I realised there was very strong interest and it hasn’t been at all hard to establish a team!

“I’d like to thank all our sponsors without whom we wouldn’t have been able to make such a speedy and professional start and I’m sure I speak for everyone involved when I wish all members of the team every success for the future. We are all looking forward to working together and seeing how our first season progresses.”

Vision Racing team members’ main focus will be to compete in British Cycling and TLI road racing events, Manchester and District Time Trial Association (MDTTA) time trials as well as British triathlon and Duathlon events between March and October.

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Crewe Guardian: Each member of the Vision Racing team has been through a fitness assessment with a senior coach from the Association of British Cycling Coaches and has their own training programme

GRM helps Rinus expand across the country

GRM Property has located a further two depots for Rinus Roofing, taking the total space secured for the specialist roofing company to more than 60,000 sq ft.

The number of depots secured now totals 15 with GRM Property, Manchester, advising on deals across the country.

The most recent deals include a 5,400 sq ft depot in Southampton and a 4,000 sq ft depot in Macclesfield. The company, based in Darwen, Lancashire, plans to operate 30 depots and trade counters, including a base in Liverpool. It already a trade counter in Heywood, Manchester.

Gareth Middleton, a partner at GRM Property, said: “This is a fantastic milestone in what is an on-going and complex project for Rinus Roofing.

“With a requirement for total of 30 premises covering the entire country it has required a strategic and planned approach which is really starting to deliver results. We have already viewed options in Colchester and Liverpool so are hoping the second part of the project will be just as successful.”

David Proos, managing director of Rinus Roofing, said: “Rinus Roofing is undergoing a major expansion plan and the new depots are fundamental to its success.

“We have been working very closely with Gareth and are delighted to have reached this point. With his help and expertise we have secured some great properties to date and are looking forward to finalising many more deals in the coming months.”

Rinus need more sites

GRM Property have successfully acquired depots in 9 locations for Rinus Roofing to date. We are currently looking for 4 sites in the London area (North, East, South & West) plus sites in Merseyside, Northampton, Leicester and Peterborough.

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