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Firethorn Trust secures three new lettings for Leighton Buzzard logistics scheme

Firethorn Trust secures three new lettings for Leighton Buzzard logistics scheme

Commercial real estate investor and developer, Firethorn Trust, has agreed three new lettings at Ascent Logistics Park in Leighton Buzzard.

The largest of the three units, spanning 79,493 sq. ft., will be accommodated by wholesaler and retailer AS Colour, whilst healthcare provider HCA UK has taken an 60,835 sq. ft. unit, and Tate Business Group, a leading UK provider of essential business supplies, will occupy a 16,787 Sq. ft space.

Accredited by the UK Green Building Council for its net-zero carbon construction, Ascent Logistics Park is built with sustainability in mind. With a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, all units are integrated with smart design, delivering positive and lasting change for businesses and the environment.  

The latest round of lettings mean seven of the scheme’s eight units are now fully occupied, with existing tenants including Spreetail, Airbox UK, Solution EU and Stone Hardy. One 48,639 sq ft unit remains available at Ascent Logistics Park, which reached completion earlier this year.

Chris Beer, Senior Associate at Firethorn Trust, said: “This is a significant milestone for Ascent Logistics Park, as we near to full occupancy. The diverse mix of tenants reflects the scheme’s high-quality, modern and flexible specification, in addition to our team’s commitment to working closely with occupiers to ensure we are responding to their operational requirements effectively.”

Lawrence Railton, Managing Director at AS Colour, said: “At AS Colour, we are committed to manufacturing and delivering a premium product for our customers through efficient operations and responsible practices. The tenancy at Ascent will allow us to enhance our UK supply chain and grow our shipping capabilities to meet customer demand even more effectively.”

Scottie Lambright, CEO in the Supply Chain function at HCA, commented: “As a business, we continue to set out and deliver on ambitious growth plans. Ascent will put us in a central location to further improve operations, ensuring HCA facilities can always access the right supplies and equipment, and in turn, deliver outstanding patient care across the UK.”  

Richard Beal, Managing Director at Tate Business Group, added: “Location, flexibility and specification is key to ensuring we can effectively meet diverse client requirements and provide a tailored solution that improves the efficiency of their supply chains. It has been a pleasure working with Firethorn to secure our new home at Ascent, which will allow us to maintain our exceptional service offering as our customer base continues to grow.”

Situated off the Leighton Road, Ascent Logistics Park offers a quick and easy route to London Luton airport, Milton Keynes Central station and the M1/M25 motorways, which are within a 30-minute drive.

To find out more about the site, or for information on the other Ascent Logistic Park units, please visit www.ascentlogisticspark.co.uk

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