Month: August 2015

Welcome, New Occupants!

Great to see several new occupiers taking up space with us since the new year. We all know there is still much economic uncertainty about but clearly there are many enlightened businesses recognising that the space available now is a “value for money” as they are going to get. Give us a call, you wont […]

Stagger your payments with Stepped Rental Agreements

More and more businesses are starting to take advantage of the stepped rental agreements we can offer at Hurstwood. We find that the stepped rental agreements benefit new start up businesses in particular. Through offering new tenants a discounted rent in the first one or two years of the agreement we provide extra breathing space […]

Flexible Deals on Our Business Units

The economic downturn has meant that small and start up businesses generally opt for flexible and short term deals. With our mix of small and medium sized business units and also the flexible deals that we now offer, Hurstwood provides a property solution to the market changes and our portfolio has become a home for […]

The Governments Removal of Empty Property Rate Relief and it’s effects

The Government’s decision not to extend empty property business rate relief beyond 1st April is a significant blow to the industry which has, and is continuing to be, hit harder than most other sectors of the economy. The whole purpose of rates is for companies to pay for local services. We now have the ridiculous […]

Hurstwood Five a Side Team Make Runners-Up

Match report by Ashley Loofe, Graduate Surveyor, Hurstwood. Group Stage With the clocks going forward an hour the night before, a couple of the organisers (cough cough) of the Hurstwood-Red side failed to make the 1st game. Nevertheless, with a squad of 4 men, we still to edge past AC FIRST INVESTMENTS 2-0. With all […]

Hurstwood hosts college ‘Invest in Skills Advice Day’

Invest in Skills with Bury College Business Solutions Property firm Hurstwood is opening its doors to Bury College in a ground-breaking partnership designed to help local businesses gain a competitive advantage through training and development. Hurstwood is offering the College a base at its landmark Rossendale office complex, Link 665 in Haslingden, Rossendale for a […]

Hurstwood adds former fitness club to portfolio

A one time fitness club in the centre of Bolton has been acquired by property developer Hurstwood. The three storey building on Mawdsley Street which was last used as a fitness club comprises more than 10,000 sq ft of space over three storeys. Hurstwood Chairman Stephen Ashworth said: “We are looking at a number of […]

Hurstwood secures former police station

A former North West police station has been bought by Manchester property investor Hurstwood. The company is considering a number of plans for the redevelopment of Tyldesley police station, on Shuttle Street, which is close to the town centre. Hurstwood Chairman Stephen Ashworth said: “The two storey building is a landmark in the area but […]

Hurstwood adds Walkden offices to portfolio

Hurstwood has bought 10,000 sq ft of offices in Walkden. The acquisition of Hilltop Depot on Phipps Street is the first of several planned by Hurstwood. Hilltop Depot is a two storey office property and large depot/storage area is currently home to, United Utilities Electrical Services. Stephen Ashworth, Hurstwood Chairman, said: “We are actively adding […]

Waterfall Trade Park fully let

Hurstwood has fully let its Waterfall Trade Park in Blackburn for the first time since the company bought and developed the site four years ago. Expanding online door handle retailer www.doorhandlecompany.co.uk, which retails door handles and door furniture, has moved into the last remaining unit, a 6,000 sq ft warehouse. Andrew Jones of www.doorhandlecompany.co.uk said: […]