TWO major industrial property deals have been sealed in Bradford by Yorkshire-based property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips (DHP).

DHP has helped Barwick Bathrooms Distribution LLP relocate from the Euroway Industrial Estate to 190,877 sq ft distribution warehouse in Hollingwood Lane, Lidget Green.

It has also brokered the sale of a warehouse in Dawson Lane, Bierley, owned by Hallmark Cards to Huddersfield-based home goods store Home Discount.

The 180,500 sq ft warehouse was sold for an undisclosed sum.

The warehouse that Barwick Bathrooms has moved into was previously occupied by Chesapeake Packaging and is owned by a private investor.

the site is also currently being redeveloped to include a new leisure and retail park.

Gary Campbell, managing director of Barwick Bathrooms, said: “We have recently enjoyed a number of years of consecutive, sustained growth which has led to us out-growing the existing operational footprint.

“This growth has resulted more jobs and the need for increased storage space to meet the increased demand from its customer base of independent bathroom showrooms.

“We identified potential premises but needed a team of experts who understood the property market and DHP came highly recommended.

“We were very pleased with the service received and commercial deal achieved by the team at DHP.”

The site in Dawson Lane became available when Hallmark moved its headquarters to Hallmark House in Bingley Road to bring head office and distribution operations closer together..

Mike Haigh, a partner and co-founder of DHP, said: “These two prestigious and substantial deals are graphic and reassuring illustrations of the strength of the Bradford industrial property sector in these challenging economic times.

“The Hollingwood Lane site is well-established as an excellent distribution location in west Bradford, while Dawson Lane occupies a prime industrial position with easy access to the A6177 ring road, the A650 Wakefield Road and the M606 and Junction 26 M62 corridor.

“Bradford also enjoys good labour demographics, which is a major asset.”

Elsewhere, business in Bradford continues to grow at Newhall Business Park, based at the top of the M606, where planning permission for eight new business units totalling 38,000 sq ft has been granted by Bradford Council, with six of the units already being let.