Chichester: Logistics company relocates to business park at Tangmere

Leading logistics company JRP Distribution is to relocate to Chichester Business Park at Tangmere, where construction has completed on two new high-quality industrial units.

The family-run company, one of the leading automotive distribution companies in the UK with a portfolio of 5,500 products, is to move from its existing base in Shoreham to a new 32,000 sq ft unit.

The move comes after significant investment from the Chichester Business Park Partnership, under the advice of commercial property agents Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Flude Commercial, saw the park expanded with the development of two new high-quality industrial units on two acres of land.

The works have recently completed, and industrial property specialists at LSH are anticipating strong demand from potential occupiers for the remaining available 11,070 sq ft unit.

The business park, which covers 19 acres in total, is home to major occupiers including Philips Respironics, Carte Blanche, the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Leki Aviation.

Robin Dickens, Director – Industrial for the South Coast team of LSH, said: “The letting to JRP is a strong market indicator of the acute lack of new stock along the A27 between Chichester and Brighton.

“The availability of prime buildings has been critically low for some time now and high-quality developments such as Chichester Business Park are finally meeting the demand among occupiers. The strategic location by the A27, coupled with Chichester’s attractive employment and lifestyle profile, means we are expecting very high levels of interest in the second unit.

“We expect the new development, once fully occupied, to support upwards of 50 jobs and this is a further boost to the Chichester economy.”