Knight Frank advised. Credit: via Creo

Encon makes North Shields move

The building materials distributor has opened a new North East hub, taking a 33,400 sq ft unit at UK Land Estates’ Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate as it consolidates Newcastle and Washington outlets.

Encon & Nevill Long North East officially opened on the North Shields’ Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate last week. Knight Frank advised UKLE on the deal.

The 33,435 sq ft, energy-efficient facility will combine the previous Newcastle and Washington branches into a single, larger hub to provide ‘total project solutions’ to customers across the region as the firm looks to improve its national network.

This includes building insulation and external facades, interiors, technical insulation, construction products and passive fire protection. The new unit also provides extensive warehouse and yard facilities, allowing for more products in stock, a larger sales office and a dedicated trade counter and vehicle fleet.

The company’s existing teams from Newcastle and Washington have both moved to the new branch.

George Allison, Encon regional director – North, said: “By combining our specialist branches into one site, we can provide a comprehensive product and service offering to customers in the region, with all the solutions and support they need under one roof.

“The great facilities at Encon & Nevill Long North East, backed by the same expert team from Newcastle and Washington, strengthens our leading position and opens new growth opportunities.”

Located at a prime site on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, a well-established commercial hub off the A19, the operational running of the branch will be overseen by assistant branch manager Stephen Begg, supported by Brian Hibbert in the role of business unit manager.

David Gibbs, commercial director at UK Land Estates, added: “Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate is a highly sought-after estate situated at the heart of the North East, with excellent transport links and close to ports and local amenities.

“The new facility will allow Encon to deliver on projects throughout the region, easily and efficiently, while also providing its customers with an easily accessible site. We are delighted to have worked with them on the opening of this new facility and look forward to seeing their operation continue to grow and create opportunities for local people as we look to the future.”

Mark Proudlock, partner at Knight Frank, said: “It’s testament to the strength of Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate as a location, and the ongoing programme of high-quality unit refurbishments undertaken by UK Land Estates, that companies the calibre of Encon Insulation choose to remain on the estate.”

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