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It’s show time - established European business enters new UK market with high quality showroom thanks to Barford+Co letting

31 July 2017 15:15


The Vandersanden Group, a family-run company and trend-setting manufacturer of quality facing bricks, brick slips and pavers, is working from its first UK premises thanks to a letting by Barford+Co.

In letting suite 1 at Unity House at Compass Point Business Park in St Ives, the Vandersanden Group now offers a UK showroom; building on its existing portfolio of showrooms in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

Vandersanden’s Operations Manager Marco Solberg works across Europe and was responsible for sourcing the premises for the group’s first UK location. With Marco not being based in the UK, and with this being the group’s first physical venture in the country, it was important to Marco to find a commercial partner that understood their position and concerns.

Marco commented: “We are hugely excited to grow our business with a UK showroom - and thanks to Barford+Co, we have a property that perfectly meets our needs as we establish a base in the UK for the first time.”

Speaking in more detail about the role that Barford+Co provided, Marco said: “The support that Barford+Co provided was second to none - the tailored service they offered, the genuine interest they took in our search and their communications were excellent every step of the way. They made the move as seamless as possible for us; we wouldn’t be set up in the UK ready to do business if it wasn’t for the Barfords team.”

Speaking about the recent letting, Associate Director at Barford+Co, Howard Westgate said: “Listening to businesses to understand exactly what need from their new premises is a big part of our approach, helping us to match them to the most suitable property. We were delighted to help The Vandersanden Group find the perfect premises for its entry into the UK market and to assist the team at such an important time for their business.”

Compass Point is a popular business park in St Ives, thanks to its proximity to the A14 and Cambridge. Suite 2 at Unity House is still available to let through Barford+Co; with the high quality ground floor office offering 1,226 sq. ft. of space and five dedicated car parking spaces.

The letting of commercial property is a core part of the Barford+Co offering; with its commercial agency team benefiting from significant experience and expertise in selling and letting commercial premises and land throughout Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

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About Barford+Co

Barford+Co is a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors, Valuers and Planning Consultants - providing high quality agency, planning and professional services to
a range of corporate and private clients and developers for commercial properties and residential land.

Its activities extend throughout Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire and into Hertfordshire to the south and Northamptonshire to the west. A large proportion of Barford+Co’s work is focused on the A1 and A14 corridors with a particular focus on the towns of Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Sandy and Biggleswade.

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