A networking evening welcomed by many following cancelled events over later few months. It was great to see our clients, business partners and suppliers who were invited to enjoy beers and pizzas at Thornbridge Taproom on site Riverside Business Park.
Despite the challenging period we have all faced, Litton have kept projects moving forward; in April 2020 Litton completed the refurbishment of the Millrace Building at Riverside Business Park providing new space for the famous ‘Taproom’, other occupiers Wetroom Innovations were relocated on site into the revamped building and within a prominent location on site.
With planning consent for over 120,000 sq.ft. of new accommodation at Riverside, Litton kept momentum on the project and continued with groundworks packages, utilities and services infrastructure site wide and developed out the first 11,400 sq.ft. of employment space, Building F.
Grant funding was awarded from D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in June 2019 with deadlines to be met by March 2021. Litton let the contract to Bethell Construction who completed the new bridged access road off the A6. Further demolition is required before the bridge connection on the North-East side of the river bank can be completed and brought into use.
In January 2021 Litton purchased a 3.9 acre site in Donington, the site is situated between A453 Ashby Road and the M1. Litton pursed planning for two years before be granted consent in October 2020. The scheme comprises of three head-quarter style office buildings totalling 60,000 sq.ft. of office accommodation.
On site at Archer Road, Litton undertook the refurbishment and subdivision of the former PureGym unit during the summer in 2020. Agreements were reached with new occupiers SWIM! and Firehouse Fitness for the two 6,000 sq.ft. units and carried out their fit out works during the Autumn.
Forced by the pandemic in the neighbouring units Laura Ashley and Homestyle Group (Bensons for Beds) went into Administration. Litton were successful in reaching a new lease with Bensons and terms were agreed with Dance Unlimited for the former Laura Ashley unit who opened their new dance studio in September 2021 following their relocation from Little London Road in Sheffield.
In September 2021 Archer Road became fully let. The final 1,254 sq.ft. unit was let to Mola Dental Healthcare.
The team at Litton have worked tirelessly through the past 24 months to continue to deliver high quality business accommodation and service to our occupiers. Working alongside our business partners, professional teams and suppliers Litton have grown their appetite to deliver further schemes in and around the East Midlands.