Sustainable health and beauty business Weleda has agreed a long-term lease for a new 23,500 sq ft warehouse and office facility at Etiquette Park in Ilkeston.
The company, which was founded in Switzerland in 1921, will move into Unit B at the newly-established business park after striking a deal with Clowes Developments.
Clowes received planning permission for the Etiquette Park scheme, which comprises two units totalling 50,000 sq ft delivered by contractor TanRo, in late 2021.
Unit A at Etiquette Park is occupied by food packaging distributor Catering24.
Jayn Sterland, managing director at Weleda UK, said: “We are excited to be expanding our existing operations at Heanor Road with a brand-new warehouse and office space at Etiquette Park, which will be tailored to meet our very individual needs.
“As a manufacturer of natural and organic cosmetics and holistic wellbeing products, it is essential that our stock is stored in very specific conditions which meet GMP standards. The new build will allow us to grow our business whilst remaining in the area where our manufacturing site and Demeter-certified organic medicinal herb gardens are also based.
“The new facility means our Customer Care team can also relocate to Etiquette Park, which will in turn free up space for us at Heanor Road to enable us to expand the rest of our operations as we grow.”
FHP Property Consultants and NG Chartered Surveyors are joint agents on the scheme.
Richard Sutton, managing director at NG Chartered Surveyors, said: “It’s fantastic to see TanRo progressing with such pace at Etiquette Park and I’m proud of our involvement in the bespoke scheme by Clowes Developments.
“Letting over 50,000 sq ft of space shows just what a quality development Etiquette Park is, and I wish both Weleda and Catering24 all the very best in their new homes.”
FHP director Tim Gilbertson added: “This has been a really good outcome for Clowes as well as for the Ilkeston market.”