A NEW Runcorn letting has been achieved during lockdown.

Property and asset management company FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has proved that it is still possible to do deals during coronavirus isolation by completing a 10 year lease at Manor Park Industrial Estate.

The 10,040 sq ft refurbished industrial unit was the last remaining unit at Christleton Court and has been taken by new tenant, Centred Solutions Ltd.

As experts in the design, development and implementation of automated, high-speed prescription dispensing systems for the pharmacy industry, Centred Solutions Ltd helps to reduce the number of people required for dispensing, enabling operators to increase their profitability.

The pharma solutions company is currently working on an installation for Pharmacy2U and is playing a valuable role in the logistical challenge being faced by the industry to ensure the continued smooth running of the NHS.

A spokesperson for FI Real Estate Management said: “We are committed to providing high quality, modern industrial spaces right across the North West which is why we’ve continued to invest here at Manor Park. Welcoming another fantastic company to the site is not only great news for tenants at the estate but for the wider Runcorn community. In these challenging times it is encouraging to see the industrial sector continue to thrive.”

Colin Hardy, Managing Director from Centred Solutions added: “While our teams have been working remotely as much as possible during this crisis, it’s been essential for the future of our company to continue in our search for quality premises in the right location. We’d like to thank the whole team at FIREM for making this possible safely during lockdown and helping us facilitate the move from our old location. We provide high-tech healthcare solutions and it was essential the unit was not only the right size but the right specification. Manor Park fits the bill perfectly.”

FIREM has invested £400,000 on a significant refurbishment programme at the site over the past year and is also continuing to invest in neighbouring site Astmoor Industrial Estate, where it manages 290,000 sq. ft of industrial property and also five acres of land.

It has refurbished 111,590 sq. ft. since the start of its strategy to invest in and enhance the desirability of the estate. The investment has amounted to approx. £1.43M.

Manor Park, located between Warrington and Runcorn, is one of the North West’s premier business parks and has benefitted from the improved connectivity created by the new Mersey Gateway bridge.