Eddisons incorporating Barker Storey Matthews has announced the freehold sale of Burnett House at Ermine Street Business Park in a deal which sees Bright Instruments Ltd return to Huntingdon after four years in Luton.
Bright Instruments, who specialise in medical and laboratory precision equipment, will establish their new headquarters at the site. This deal means they will become the exclusive owner-occupier of 11,646 sq ft of production, warehouse and office space at Burnett House.
Bright were looking to return to Huntingdon to capitalise on the local skilled labour force to accommodate its future growth plans. Burnett House was offered to let or for freehold and Bright purchased the site for an undisclosed sum.
Managing Director, Harry Nugent, said; “We made the decision to return ‘home’ to Huntingdon – where we established the company over 85 years ago – to capitalise on its pool of skilled staff, many of whom are former employees. We had only been looking for business premises for a month before we saw the opportunity to buy the freehold of Burnett House. The Huntingdon area is well placed for our business and recruitment plans which are centred on recruiting 15 additional staff members this year and five each year thereafter as our plans for growth play out.”
Welcoming Bright Instruments Ltd back to Huntingdon, Richard Adam, of Eddisons’ local office, said, “Bright’s rationale behind its relocation to Burnett House is typical of that of many businesses in this area – whether indigenous or, previously, outside the area. Huntingdon is a business hub at the centre of a large catchment area of potential employees who can meet a range of employers’ contrasting needs when it comes to recruitment.”
Eddisons acted as the sole agent for the transaction.
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