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Whittle Estate flying high with new lettings

25 November 2022

Businesses will be able spread their wings with the lease of high quality premises on a south Leicestershire industrial estate.

Leading East Midlands commercial property specialist Andrew + Ashwell and joint agent Innes England, have negotiated the lease of new-build warehouse on The Whittle Estate at Whetstone.

Located five miles south of Leicester city centre and with a prominent frontage on Cambridge Road, The Whittle Estate is a prestigious local industrial business hub, named after Sir Frank Whittle, aviator and inventor of the jet engine.

With fast access to Leicester’s inner and outer ring roads and the M1/M69 motorway connections, the site is already a base for major occupiers, including Cavendish Nuclear, The Co-op and National Grid. 

High specification units on phase two of the development have been designed to give businesses a broad remit to relocate and expand within this prime trading area. The new buildings are part of a terrace of four, including two adjacent units totalling 20,350 sq ft. These have recently been taken by former Wigston-based point of sale unit manufacturer Aark Display Ltd. A third is under offer, with considerable interest in the remaining unit, comprising 13,000 sq ft.

The buildings are designed for flexibility of use, with extensive warehousing on the ground floor including steel portal frames, extensive floor loading, 7m eaves height, plus fitted offices on the first floor. There is ample parking, a large service yard and unrestricted, 24/7 access.

Kelvin Wilson, Associate Director for A+A, said interest in the buildings had been buoyant amid a resilient industrial property market.

“We still suffer from an under supply of new purpose-built premises and whenever new units emerge there is always an upsurge of interest. The Whittle Estate is a sought-after location and we are confident it will continue to support the growth of local businesses, as well as those from further afield.”