ATW Couriers Ltd has become the first tenant to move into Telford & Wrekin Council’s latest commercial estate Orchard Business Park.
The growing business, which delivers packages and products for local and national companies across the length and breadth of the UK, has taken up one of the brand new units at Hortonwood, Telford.
ATW Couriers Ltd was founded by owner and Managing Director Adam Welborn in 2019, but after the firm outgrew its previous premises at Halesfield it needed somewhere bigger and Orchard Business Park fitted the bill.
In total 24 units have been constructed at Orchard Business Park which cover 60,000 sq.ft across eight buildings on the site.
The units at Orchard Business Park promote a ‘green’ environment and have been designed with space for 26 electric vehicle charging points, roof solar panels and other sustainable features and ecological enhancements.
Tenants have been secured by the Council for another 13 units which are ideal for a range of potential occupiers – including start-ups, smaller businesses and larger firms at the site which is in a prime location in Telford.
The Council acquired the site from Homes England through the Telford Land Deal which brings forward former new town sites identified for development, de-risks them and provides shovel ready land which can be developed for employment and residential use.
After identifying a high demand for smaller industrial units that wasn’t being met by the private development market, the Council set about the building project.
The site will now be managed and let through the Council’s property investment portfolio, providing a vital revenue stream for the Council.
Orchard Business Park has also been delivered with support from the Telford Growth Fund which invests directly into land and buildings to attract new investors, support businesses, boost jobs and the economy as well as reinvesting into frontline services and local communities.
This development further consolidates Telford and Wrekin borough’s reputation as an investment hotspot providing much needed, high quality rented business space.
ATW Couriers Ltd, which is open seven days a week and offers a same day delivery service, now has six staff and a fleet of vehicles out on the road.
Adam said: “We’re really pleased with our new unit which is a huge boost for our business at just the right time.
“We transport packages for firms across the UK but we want to build a bigger client base here in Telford and deliver goods for business on our doorstep, as we sub-contract some of our work for companies out of the area.
“We’re really grateful to Telford & Wrekin Council for the support we’ve received and I think the Telford Growth Fund is fantastic because it has helped businesses like ours to move into new premises and hopefully grow our client base.”
Adam added: “The facilities at Orchard Business Park are first-class. There’s plenty of parking and electric vehicle charging points, it’s a great place to do business from and in a perfect location.
“For the units which are still available to let, I’d definitely encourage other businesses to come and take a closer look at what’s on offer here.”
Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Place (the Economy & Neighbourhood Services), said: “It’s great to see ATW Couriers already reaping the benefits of a move to Orchard Business Park
“The site is appealing to a range of businesses from a variety of industry sectors who are keen to benefit from state-of-the art facilities and unit space on an eco-friendly business park.
“The Telford Land Deal and Telford Growth Fund have been instrumental in creating new jobs and bringing new skills and expertise to the borough and the Orchard Business Park development is another prime example of that.”
Businesses interested in enquiring about units still available at Orchard Business Park can call Telford & Wrekin Council’s Estates and Investments team on 01952 384333 or email email@example.com
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Photo: Councillor Lee Carter, left, with ATW Couriers Managing Director Adam Welborn outside the Orchard Business Park unit.