Small Businesses Thrive at Logistics Park

4th December 2023

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SEGRO has welcomed three new customers to its logistics park in Rainham, as it continues to meet strong demand for well-located and modern industrial space in East London. The businesses will be located in the development’s Enterprise Quarter which provides industrial space designed to enable small businesses to thrive and grow.

Star Batteries, a newly formed business that provides high quality power units to the automotive industry, has agreed a lease for a 1,115 sq ft unit. The new unit will enable the company to service the East London market. GER Construction, a UK specialist contractor offering mastic sealant and fireproofing services across all construction markets, has also completed a new lease. The 1,119 sq ft. space will be used for the storage of materials and the operation of a trade counter.

Another customer taking space at the Enterprise Quarter is City Removals, a family-run domestic and commercial removal company, which handles business relocations and provides a comprehensive range of storage and packing solutions. It will be using its new 1,639 sq ft unit for storage purposes. Meanwhile, an existing customer, The Goodness Baker, has recently grown at the Enterprise Quarter. The pastry and cakes company currently occupies two units at the Innovation Business Centre, and is taking a third unit. The new space, measuring 3,732 sq ft, which will be used to bake bread products, exemplifies SEGRO’s role as a facilitator for growth.

In line with the company’s Responsible SEGRO commitment to supporting local businesses and communities, SEGRO Park Rainham is part of the company’s East Plus regeneration scheme – a partnership with the Greater London Authority, which will deliver 1.4 million sq ft of modern industrial space, spanning Havering, Newham and Barking & Dagenham and breathing life into previously derelict land.

Colin Chambers, Company Director, at Star Batteries, said: “We are very pleased with our new facility at SEGRO Park Rainham Enterprise Quarter. The ideal location and excellent onsite facilities, coupled with the flexible leases, will provide the right environment for us to grow our business.”

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Bonnie Minshull, Head of London at SEGRO, said: “The Enterprise Quarter at SEGRO Park Rainham is a fantastic base for start-ups and small businesses looking for modern, high-quality facilities that offer wonderful amenities and great customer service to support their growth. A key objective of SEGRO Park Rainham is to provide a variety of different types and sizes of space that are suitable for a range of local businesses. We are proud of the thriving community of business owners and entrepreneurs that is being established at the Enterprise Quarter and look forward to seeing many more success stories in the future.”

SEGRO Park Rainham’s Enterprise Quarter is aimed at start-ups, as it offers flexible leases, additional support services and access to amenities to aid growth. With a range of units and lease options, it also provides customers the option to take up more space as their businesses grow. Split between two developments, Innovation Business Centre, tailored to meet the needs of start-ups, and Enterprise Business Centre, a space that offers slightly larger units for growing SMEs, it offers modern, flexible business, warehouse and industrial space from 549 sq ft to 3,732 sq ft.