Opening doors to newest park

Home D�cor's team, r-l , chief executive Max Crosby-Browne, Commercial Director Mark Gledhill,  Executive Assistant Sarah Fewkes and IT Manager Nigel Bullivant.
Home D�cor's team, r-l , chief executive Max Crosby-Browne, Commercial Director Mark Gledhill, Executive Assistant Sarah Fewkes and IT Manager Nigel Bullivant.
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Leading European sliding doors and storage systems company Home Décor is moving into the first factory on Sheffield’s newest business park.

The firm will move from Waterthorpe to a 110,000sq ft factory on the former Laycast foundry site near Swallownest, now called Woodhouse Link.

The new 10-acre industrial and distribution park is near junction 31 of the M1.

Home Décor chief executive Max Crosby-Browne said: “The new premises will match our growth ambitions as a business and it’s a great location for our employees in the Sheffield area.”

Sheffield developers JF Finnegan and Laycast teamed up to restore the site. Home Decor’s move was made possible by a deal involving Finnegan and Henderson Global Investors.

Finnegan director Nick Gillott said: “To have secured an agreement with a global investor and a local tenant as the first occupier at this exciting scheme is fantastic news for all parties involved as well as the local area which will benefit from the revival of the redundant site.

“This takes us a step closer to realising our goal of transforming the site into a major business and industrial hub which will create employment opportunities and attract inward investment.”

Nigel Howard, head of real estate at the Sheffield office of DLA Piper said: “Commercial development remains a rare occurrence in the current market so it is particularly satisfying to see this agreement come to fruition.”