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New development and business at Huyton

by Lisa Bennett

Construction work has started on a new scheme at Huyton Business Park which will be home to Viking Life Saving Equipment Ltd.

Two industrial units totalling 35,000sqft will be built on the 2-acre site, which Redsun Developments acquired from a private London-based investor in 2016.

Huyton Business Park is located close to the Tarbock Interchange of the M57 and M62 and is home to a number of high profile occupiers including Halewood International, Travis Perkins, Screwfix, Howdens Joinery, and Toolstation.

Purpose built facility

Redsun has exchanged contracts with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment Ltd who will take 20,000sqft on the completed scheme. VIKING is a global leader in the servicing of maritime life-saving equipment with operations in 40 countries. It currently has its UK operations in Great Yarmouth, Liverpool, Aberdeen and Southampton. Once building work completes VIKING is planning on centralising many of their key activities for all of UK in a new and purpose built facility.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development said:

“This high quality development will be a fantastic addition to Huyton Business Park and we are pleased that VIKING has recognised Knowsley as a great strategic location for their global business to be based.”

Nick Wightman, Director, Redsun Developments: “We’re delighted to announce this deal with VIKING. We wanted to design and deliver a building that brings about a genuine step-up in quality compared to the existing stock available in this location. Attracting and securing an occupier with the quality of VIKING has shown this to be the right approach.”

Alex Kristensen, Director, Viking Life-Saving Equipment: “The possibility to construct a custom-built facility, along with the strategically placed location, were key for us to go with Redsun. After looking at a several alternatives and then seeing the quality of their new development at Canada Dock Exchange it was an easy choice for us.”

The development is scheduled to complete in February 2018.