Trade Mouldings starts on site at Kingsway

Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:00

Trade Mouldings starts on site at Kingsway

Work has started on Trade Mouldings' new 75,000 sq ft distribution centre on a six-acre site at Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.

The design and build premises will nearly treble the space available to the manufacturer of kitchen and bedroom unit doors and MDF wrapped mouldings and create around 30 new jobs.

Northern Ireland-based Trade Mouldings has been distributing across the UK from Blueberry Business Park in Rochdale since 2002, when it moved into its current premises at Blueberry Business Park. The growing business now needs the extra capacity and flexibility that a tailor-made unit at Kingsway can offer.

Director Damien Connolly commented:

"Rochdale and Kingsway are close to the motorway network and Kingsway has direct access to the M62. Manchester is on the doorstep, Liverpool and Leeds are within an hour and Birmingham is just over two hours away. That's a huge population base within easy reach.

"We have been based in the area for 15 years and wanted to remain close to our existing site as we have many key staff in the area who have been with us from the start."

The significant increase in capacity means the business can be more efficient, with an expanded stock range, a larger showroom and trade counter and a more complete service for customers, all under one roof. The company expects to occupy the unit in autumn 2019.

After discussions with Wilson Bowden, the company opted for a complete design and build solution, rather than buying an existing unit.

Mr Connolly explained:

"We wanted a tailor-made solution for our products and a building designed exactly for our needs, with high eaves height, showroom and office space to our requirements and loading bays in the most efficient locations. We also wanted the option of additional land to future proof the business and we have further room for expansion next to the unit we are acquiring at Kingsway."

For further information about the site, please contact Robert Grafton | T: 01530 276276 | E: robert.grafton@wilsonbowden.co.uk

Tags: Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale, Industrial, Warehouse, Logistics, Manufacturing, Offices, Greater Manchester, Design & Build, Trade Mouldings