Rushton Hickman Senior Agency Surveyor Douglas Harvey at Pet Treat Wholesale's new warehouse unit in Union Street, Burton-on-Trent


Rushton Hickman have recently let the 8,162 sq ft former Brantano Footwear unit on Union Street in Burton-on-Trent town centre on a new 10 year lease to local business Pet Treats Wholesale for their new retail warehouse and e-commerce fulfilment facility.

The property is located in the heart of the town centre and fronts directly on to the Coopers Square car park and is close to national retailers including H&M and Next.

Douglas Harvey, Senior Agency Surveyor at Rushton Hickman concluded the letting and said “This has been a really interesting deal to be involved with, as it’s part of a recent trend of repurposing retail park units to enable occupiers to satisfy their storage needs in a market with a scarcity of warehousing supply as well as the needs of their customers who are increasingly transitioning towards shopping on-line. The size and location of retail warehouses make them ideal for being adapted to provide both click and collect and last mile logistics services for the consumer”.

Bill Stephens from Smith Price RRG said on behalf of the landlord: “it’s been a fantastic result to get a unit of this size let after being vacant for so long. We were impressed with Doug’s creativity in suggesting an occupier that we may not have normally considered for a property of this type and then getting the deal over the line for us”.

Graham Bancroft, Director of Rushton Hickman commented “The market for retail warehouses has changed over recent years with traditional occupiers not necessarily being the ‘go-to’ for these spaces due to the change in the way people shop.  Consequently, it is important as an agent to think outside the box and not just consider the same old methods and we’re extremely pleased to see the hard work and effort that Doug put into this letting coming to fruition and we all wish Pet Treats Wholesale the best of luck in their new property.”

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