Builders merchants Bradfords become first tenants at Exmouth's newest business park

Builders merchants Bradfords become first tenants at Exmouth's newest business park

Builders merchants Bradfords become first tenants at Exmouth's newest business park

One of the UK's largest independent builders' merchants, Bradfords, will become the first big name business to lease premises at Exmouth's newest business park - Liverton 2.

The company's 28th branch is expected to open next Spring and will occupy a purpose-built 1858 sq m unit (20,000 sq ft) on a two acre site at Liverton 2.

It will be the first time Bradfords have traded in Exmouth although they already have branches in the nearby towns of Honiton, Sidmouth and Seaton as well as Exeter. The firm's network stretches across the whole of the South West, Herefordshire and Worcestershire and is operated from headquarters in Yeovil.  

Leigh Rix, Head of Property and Land for Clinton Devon Estates, the owners of Liverton Business Park said: "Bradfords is a highly respected family business with a 250 year history of supplying the building trade here in the south west and we are delighted that they will become our first tenants at Liverton 2. We are currently working on the specification of their new building to ensure it meets their needs as well as the needs of their customers."

Dennis Smith, Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd said: "Exmouth has been a missing jigsaw piece in our south west network and we were prepared to wait to find the right premises in the right place. I am confident that we have found this at Liverton 2 and we look forward to offering our customers, both existing customers and new ones, a first rate service in a first rate location."

Planning permission for the extension to Liverton Business Park on the outskirts of Exmouth was awarded by East Devon District Council in October 2010 to provide the town with important new employment space. The five hectare site to the north of the existing business park has the potential to deliver approximately 10,000 sq m of employment space for the light industry, storage and distribution sectors.   

Clinton Devon Estates' retained Agent Malcolm Williams from Harrison-Lavers and Potburys said: "Liverton 2 has provided East Devon with a rare opportunity to develop bespoke business space in a prime location. New units will range in size from 100sq m (1200 sq ft) to 3,000 sq m (30,000 sq ft) and will be offered on a full repairing and insuring lease."

The business park is being fully landscaped and will include a cycle route and footpath links to the local community.  

The original award-winning Liverton Business Park, which is now home to major brand names including Halfords, B&Q and McDonalds, was developed  by Clinton Devon Estates in the 1990s to serve Exmouth's 35,000-strong population.

Full details of the site layout, location and approximate unit sizes can be found in the site brochure, available from Harrison-Lavers and Potburys or online at

Interested prospective tenants should contact Malcolm Williams on 01395 516633 or by emailing [email protected]

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