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The second phase of Widnes’ £5.9 million Heron Business Park is now more than 70 per cent full after St. Modwen secured a multitude of lettings and sales.

Some 34,000 sq ft of space has now been let at the site and almost 10,000 sq ft sold across 14 units including leaving just five units available.

New tenants include metal catalyst manufacturer CatAlloy Ltd, Click Internet Sales, and specialist in bio-diesel and bio-Heat Fuller-Fuel.

Heron Business Park was developed by Widnes Regeneration Ltd, a joint venture between St. Modwen and Halton Borough Council, and comprises 125,000 sq ft of light-industrial space. Phase two features 19 units totaling 74,287 sq ft of commercial space.

The site is a key element of Halton Borough Council’s Widnes Waterfront regeneration project.

The announcement follows the news that Kaltek, an existing tenant at the site, has exercised its option to purchase Unit 9 in the fully occupied first phase of the development.

Michael Hosie, development manager at St. Modwen, said: “News like this demonstrates that there is still demand for high-quality industrial premises that is well located and well managed.

We’re delighted to see companies choosing Widnes as the preferred location to trade from and the continued demand is testament to the work St. Modwen and our partners at the council have put into regenerating it as a key business district. We are expecting this trend to continue as businesses being displaced by the new bridge continue to look for relocation options.”

Halton Borough Council Leader, Cllr Rob Polhill, said: “Heron Business Park has proved very popular with its excellent location and high quality units, and with the ongoing regeneration of Widnes Waterfront we are confident this will continue.”

Located at the heart of the Widnes Waterfront, phase two of Heron Business Park provides accommodation suitable for office, light industrial and general manufacturing uses, with priority given to small and medium sized enterprises.