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Carrick business park close to capacity with new tenants

By John Mulgrew

A Co Antrim business park is now almost at full capacity after securing a range of new tenants.

Commercial property firm Lisney is seeking a tenant for the last remaining industrial unit at Sloefield Business Park in Carrickfergus.

The industrial unit is available immediately and boasts road links with the A2 and M5 motorways to Belfast.

Lisney was appointed by Harry Halligan Limited to secure the tenancy of two units at the park, the first of which has now been leased and is occupied by cosmetic manufacturer Desmo Enterprises Limited.

The park is currently home to businesses including global aluminium casting firm Ryobi Group, suit and fashion firm Douglas & Grahame Ltd, and ice cream maker Mauds.

Andrew Gawley, associate director at Lisney Belfast, said: "These units are particularly attractive to tenants due to the combination of their convenient location and the pedigree of the business park's current line-up.

"Many businesses have been attracted to Sloefield with existing tenants within the park including Pollock Lifts, Nectar Ltd and Advantage NI, who have created a real sense of dynamic growth in the area.

"The addition of Desmo Enterprises Limited adds further to this mix.

"The units are constructed to shell specification, but internal bespoke fit-outs are available on request to cater for individual tenant requirements."

The new business units were built by Lappin Construction.

The firm's managing director, Peter Lappin, said: "We were delighted to be appointed to deliver this 'design and build project'.

"Great teamwork has resulted in a win-win for all parties concerned. The client is very happy with their new building which will provide future tenants with an excellent quality of accommodation in which to grow their business."

Meanwhile, a huge proposed retail park in Co Down could create as many as 1,000 jobs.

An original plan for a business and retail park on a site in Newry once used by HMRC has now been expanded to take in newly purchased adjacent lands.

The proposed new facilities would be located next to Damolly Retail Park.

The proposals include business and retail units and housing.

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