UK Power Solutions has signed a new 10-year lease at Bond’s Mill, consolidating commitment to its national HQ in Stonehouse.
The hugely successful utility company is expanding into a newly-refurbished office and warehouse facility, taking its total occupied space to more than 14,000 sq ft at the business park owned by Robert Hitchins Ltd.
Robert Hitchins secured planning permission and carried out a £500,000 refurbishment to provide UKPS with a bespoke grade A office and warehouse space designed with the company’s ethos and processes in mind.
UKPS has enjoyed rapid growth since it was established in Stonehouse in 2007 and now has a £35 million annual turnover and 200 staff in offices nationwide.
It is one of the UK’s leading specialist suppliers of utility connections for the residential, industrial and commercial markets and has worked on a host of high-profile projects including Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, The Mall at Kingsbury and the redevelopment of Wembley Park in London.
Commenting on the refurbishment, James Trumper, Finance Director at UKPS, said:
“This is a significant investment by UKPS and shows our commitment to remaining local in the place where the business first started.
“We recognise that our success is down to our committed staff who have helped build the business. It is important that we have the right facilities to attract and retain high-calibre people in order to maintain our growth.
“The investment in Bond’s Mill means that, not only do we have improved office space, but we are able to enhance our technical training facilities to provide our employees with first-class training and development programmes.”
Asset and Development Manager for Robert Hitchins, John Jones, said:
“We’re delighted that UKPS has expanded and committed to Bond’s Mill for the long term.
“Through close communication, we have been able to provide them with the business space they require to facilitate their rapid growth over the past eight years. They now have a wonderful HQ in an idyllic setting to grow the business further.”
Bond’s Mill is a thriving business park just 1.5 miles from junction 13 of the M5. It is home to 45 companies from start-ups to well-established names such as Green Gourmet, Omega Resource and BPE Solicitors.
It boasts a mix of character offices and workspace in the refurbished Victorian mill buildings together with modern commercial premises, on-site management, a café and ample car parking set in pleasant surroundings along the Stroudwater Canal and River Frome.
Robert Hitchins, based at Boddington in Gloucestershire, is one of the leading property developers and investors in the South West and South Wales. It provides the full development process from site acquisition and planning through to development, investment and asset management.