Hundreds of jobs to be created as work on site for Parker Knoll begins

April 2, 2015 8:40 am

Parker Knoll Castlewood


Work has now started on site at Castlewood Business Park, one of the East Midlands prime industrial and distribution locations in the East Midlands, just off Junction 28 of the M1 and the A38 for the construction by Clowes Developments of a 100,000ft² facility for Parker Knoll, the internationally renowned produces of hand crafted upholstery.

Hundreds of jobs have been announced as a prestigious furniture company relocates to premises in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Parker Knoll is moving onto the Castlewood site and will bring with it 250-300 manufacturing jobs. The company will move from its existing offices in Somercotes, to the 100,000 sq ft manufacturing facility later this year.

Many positions from the current site will be moved – but there will be many new jobs on offer as part of the move. The new two-storey building will accommodate large scale manufacturing of Parker Knoll’s upmarket furniture along with associated offices and storage space.

Parker Knoll has a 145-year history and has become recognised as a well know brand in locally designed and manufactured furniture, including sofas, chairs and recliners.

Donna Bellingham, Commercial Director of Parker Knoll commented:

“It’s an exciting time for Parker Knoll and we are really looking forward to moving our operations to Castlewood Business Park. It will provide a fantastic base for us, with great transport links and modern technologies, enabling us to further expand the company.

The ground breaking at the new site was a truly moving day for all involved, having seen the business grow from strength to strength over recent years.”

Development Director from Clowes Developments, James Richards, who oversaw the deal commented:

“We look forward to seeing the progress of Parker Knoll’s new facility over the coming weeks and anticipate handing over the keys before the end of the year.

Already 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for Castlewood and we hope to announce news on further deals soon. However, we still have plenty of land available for occupiers from 15,000ft² upwards and our agents would be delighted to hear from any potential occupiers to discuss.”

Tim Gilbertson of FHP who agreed the deal with Parker Knoll commented:

“What a pleasure it has been to see yet another household name relocate to Castlewood. I am delighted to see the first sod cut on site and work start on this facility which we expect to hand over in the final quarter of 2015. The deal sees yet another local occupier modernise and improve their facilities whilst retaining their strong and highly skilled workforce on what is proving to be the East Midlands prime manufacturing and distribution location.

Castlewood really is flying at present and we hope to announce other deals shortly but still have capacity to offer occupiers a new home to purchase or rent from 15,000ft² or upwards for any manufacturing, industrial or distribution company.”

For further information on Castlewood please contact Tim Gilbertson at FHP on 0115 9507577.


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