Northampton small-box industrial scheme receives £3.9m investment

Commercial property investment from the FDC Debt Fund is set to transform an un-used carpark at the Moulton Park Industrial Estate
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LWD 3273-14L-R: Paul Hodge, Managing Director of Warmflame Developments, Gerald Gannaway, Investment Director - Property, FDC.

A commercial property investment from Frontier Development Capital’s FDC Debt Fund to Warmflame Developments Ltd is set to transform an un-used carpark at the Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton into a new, high-spec industrial scheme.

The £3.9m debt funding supports Solihull-based Warmflame Developments Ltd, who
acquired the 2.5ac. site on Deer Park Road, Moulton Park, Northampton last year. Located approximately 4 miles north of Northampton town centre, the site was originally used as a Nationwide Building Society office.

Moulton Park is one of the key industrial and distribution estates in Northampton which serves the county's business community. It has attracted national occupiers from the industrial, food and distribution sectors, but there is growing demand amongst regional SMEs for high specification smaller industrial accommodation.

FDC’s investment enables Warmflame Developments to develop the second of their WD.BOXHUB schemes to provide two terraces of high-quality starter units and a single detached unit. The whole development comprises nearly 60,000 sq. ft of high quality industrial commercial space.

The units are scheduled to be available for occupiers by the end of November 2021.

Paul Hodge, managing director of Warmflame Developments, said:

“This is Warmflame Developments third financing with FDC and we are very excited to get our second WD.BOXHUB scheme underway. Working alongside FDC has allowed us to develop the WD.BOXHUB product, designing high specification micro and small box units to meet the needs of SMEs seeking good quality accommodation. WD.BOXHUB moulton park, Northampton will meet the vision and aspirations of these SME occupiers, as we develop modern business units to help those firms maximise their potential”

Gerald Gannaway, FDC, Investment Director – Property, said:

“We’re delighted to announce this investment from the FDC Debt Fund. Warmflame Developments are an established property developer bringing sought-after schemes to regional business communities in the Midlands. There is no doubt that this will be yet another first-rate development meeting a crucial need amongst SMEs.

The deal encapsulates how the flexibility of FDC’s debt funding can benefit a wide array of sectors, including developers seeking property finance for commercial real estate projects.”

The FDC Debt Fund supports small and medium sized businesses based in the UK that need flexibility in their debt funding structure, particularly in these uncertain times. The fund can provide loans of up to £7.5 million to support trading businesses and property developers throughout the UK.

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