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The handover of a bespoke new building developed for one of Brighton’s oldest businesses has completed the final phase of Woodingdean Business Park.

Removal and storage company GB Liners has operated in the area around Trafalgar Street since the 1920s and been based at its Blackman Street premises since 1982.  The new 12,000 sq ft building at St. Modwen’s business park just outside the city centre, will become its primary storage facility for local and national home removals.      

Robert Bartrup, Managing Director of GB Liners, said: “Brighton is a great place to do business but there is a serious lack of industrial ground available for storage and distribution businesses. 

“Our new building at Woodingdean Business Park offers the space we need to continue to grow the main function of our business while making better use of our space on Blackman Street as a self-storage facility.”

Regeneration specialist St. Modwen has developed the thriving 12-acre business park in six phases over the last eight years.  It is almost fully occupied by a range of local and national businesses including Reflex Nutrition, which has its 35,000 sq ft headquarters there. 

Nick Kay, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “We’re pleased to support the expansion of GB Liners by developing a bespoke facility which caters to their business needs in such a sought after location.

“There’s no doubt that Brighton’s commercial market is on the move and the level of activity at Woodingdean Business Park clearly demonstrates that.  Our success here means that St. Modwen is now actively seeking further development opportunities in the city.”