The developer will build a 136,000 ft2 warehouse for UK composite door manufacturer Solidor at the development in Stoke-on-Trent.

Solidor, part of the Masonite group, have signed a 15-year lease and expect to be in occupation by the end of the year.

Neil Bancroft, operations director and site lead, Solidor, said: “This move will allow us to scale up our production and improve lead-times for our customers. By combining five facilities under one roof we will be able to remove legacy parts of production that don’t add value and bring in new automated processes that are simply not achievable at our current locations.

“It has given the operations team the opportunity to create a world class facility that will work both now and as we continue to grow in the future.”

“The existing workforce was a key consideration when choosing the new facility. The success of the business has been built on the loyal and flexible team we have in place, and over the coming months everyone will play a key part in the transfer and design of our new production operation,” explained Neil.

“Over 85% of our staff live within the local community and it was critical that the location of our new home reflected the importance of this to us as a business. It is also expected that a number of new roles will be created both in the short and long-term future.”

The company will use the final few months of 2021 to install new equipment and improve IT processes before commencing a phased transfer of all its employees in January 2022.