29th July 2016

Steel frame manufacturer moves HQ

Steel frame manufacturer moves HQ

Insider News 29th July 2016 - Laurence Kilgannon

Sigmat Light Gauge Steel Framing has moved its headquarters to On-site Property Solutions' Cross-site at Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds, which is now fully-let.

PAW (Holdings) Ltd, trading as Sigmat Light Gauge Steel Framing, has signed a 15-year lease for an 81,656 sq ft facility, which will become its main production base.

Sigmat specialises in the design, manufacture and assembly of pre-panelised steel frames and light structures. The deal of more than £3 per sq ft follows refurbishment by On-site.

Cranes and offices are currently being installed by Sigmat and the facility will be fully operational by September 2016. The remaining 30,000 sq ft are leased on similar terms to Lawcris Panel Products, the former owner.

On-site is an associated company of In-site Property Solutions, an industrial property company based at Bramham. The business acquired Cross-site almost a year ago.

Langleys Solicitors and commercial property consultancy Holder & Co acted for On-site on the purchase of Cross-site.

Holder & Co also acted on the subsequent letting to PAW (Holdings) Ltd.

Tim Cross, head of commercial property at Langleys, said: "Now fully let, Cross-site has proved to be a strong acquisition for On-site and its impressive yield will be a stable platform for further growth."

Owen Holder, of Holder & Co, added: "On-site has done a fabulous job identifying this opportunity, adding value in the works they have undertaken and in increasing the size of the yard area. Ultimately they have added significant value to the investment.

"Cross-site now offers an operationally effective solution to occupiers and it was inevitable that we ended up securing a tenant as strong as PAW Structures Ltd and PAW (Holdings) Ltd."