Cornish clothing company Seasalt has expanded into new warehouse premises on the Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth.
Since opening its first shop in Penzance 20 years ago, the company has grown into a major national brand, with stores across the south west.
The company’s success meant that by 2009 it had outgrown its warehouse and offices in Penzance and Falmouth and needed much larger centralised premises.
Chartered surveyor Miller Commercial was tasked with finding a suitable building in the right location. Brian Botting, partner at Miller Commercial explained: “We needed to find a unit large enough to house the stock for Seasalt’s growing wholesale and online markets.
“Having undertaken a comprehensive search for existing premises we concluded the only viable option was to negotiate with developers for a brand new unit. We worked with Priority Sites to build an environmentally friendly facility with more than 20,000 sq ft of storage at Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth. We also organised a building surveyor to oversee the work and make sure it was tailored to Seasalt’s individual specifications.”
Seasalt has now moved all its stock from Penryn into the new warehouse. The whole process took 15 months from start to finish.
Company director Leigh Chadwick said: “Miller Commercial held our hand throughout the process and the result is we’ve ended up with a high specification distribution centre delivered in the right timescale at the right price.
“The buildings green credentials match our company’s ethos and with almost 25 thousand sq ft of storage it should meet our needs for the next five years.”