Harleston/Aldeby: Removals company Hamilton acquires business park

The Aldeby Business Park

The Aldeby Business Park - Credit: Archant

INTERNATIONAL removals company Hamiltons has acquired the Aldeby Business Park as part of its overseas expansion programme.

The 6.5 acre Waveney Valley site will provide customised facilities for Harleston-based Hamiltons’ European and international, and deep sea, operations.

“Our rapid growth in removals worldwide over the past five years has driven us to look for additional and larger premises,” says Michael Sawyer, managing director of Hamiltons Removals. “Aldeby Business Park is ideally located close to the A12.

“We are very excited about this development as it will give us an extra 100,000 square feet of storage space for our customers, and state of the art facilities for our staff.

“The loading bays have self-levelling rising floors, which is particularly useful when you are loading 20 feet and 40 feet containers.”

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A number of units on the park will be available to let, and Hamiltons hopes to encourage start-up businesses as well as established companies looking for large, light and spacious units in an attractive rural setting, within easy reach of road, rail and air networks.

“The units are very competitively starting at £2 per square foot (£21.50 per square metre),” says Neil Akerman, of Akermans Chartered Surveyors, Framlingham, which is handling the lettings.

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“There are twelve small units of 83 square metres each, a detached office building, and a series of industrial units which would be appropriate for warehousing – or even storing one’s collection of vintage cars.”

The site was for many years the headquarters of the Waveney Apple Growers, who processed apples from local growers in the summer and kept their staff employed over the winter making rush products.

Since then, it has been used by Atlantic Country Superstores, and Tobar Ltd. Hamiltons will be undertaking a 12-month refurbishment of the whole site.

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