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SEGRO signs MEP Hire in Rainham

By Paul Norman - Monday, February 12, 2018 13:43

MEP Hire, which specialises in supplying tools and equipment to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and commercial fit-out sectors, has taken a 23,800 sq ft unit at SEGRO Park Rainham.

The company has signed a 15 year lease and will take occupation in early spring 2018. It is the first large industrial letting at SEGRO Park Rainham, which will provide a further four large industrial units once complete.

The MEP Hire facility will be well-located adjacent to the A13 and will support 30 jobs as part of the first phase of the East Plus regeneration programme which could create up to 4,400 jobs for local people in East London.

Since launching in partnership with the Greater London Authority in 2015, SEGRO said it has made "significant progress in bringing jobs and attracting businesses to the previously under-developed area".

In January, SEGRO announced that several local businesses have taken space at its Enterprise Quarter, also at SEGRO Park Rainham, which offers 42 flexible units for start-ups and smaller businesses.

Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director Greater London, said: “Signing with MEP Hire at SEGRO Park Rainham delivers quality industrial space and creates employment opportunities in the London Borough of Havering.

“The fact we have secured this long-term commitment before construction is complete underlines there is dearth of high quality industrial space in East London. We look forward to working with the Greater London Authority and key stakeholders to bring forward further development to meet the needs of retail, logistics and manufacturing businesses in 2018.”

East Plus comprises 86 acres of brownfield land across Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Havering, and is set to deliver 1.4m sq ft of industrial space over the next 10 years.

Carl Huntington, Managing Director of MEP Hire, said: “SEGRO Park Rainham is an excellent location from which to expand our London business, given the amount of construction activity in East London. We look forward to opening the facility in spring 2018.”

Cllr Roger Ramsey, Leader of Havering Council, said: “We are very happy to welcome MEP Hire to their new home at the SEGRO Park in Rainham.

“As the first large industrial letting on the site, it’s a sign of things to come. This development offers a great base for local businesses, and is set to create thousands of jobs for residents in Havering.”

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