Mercedes-Benz franchisee takes final units at Mersey scheme

North West and North Wales Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle franchisee eStar Truck and Van is taking the final two units in a Merseyside commercial development. Tony McDonough reports

Element is a Network Space development at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley

Network Space has secured a double letting on the final two units at a Merseyside development with a Mercedes-Benz franchisee totalling 68,532 sq ft. eStar Truck and Van, holds the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle franchise for the North West and North Wales, has agreed to occupy the units, Element 1 (22,946 sq ft) and Element 3 (45,586 sq ft) at Element, the second phase of development at Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley. Head office space, workshops, and dealerships devoted to trucks and vans will be located at Element 1 and Element 3. Element 2 is currently occupied by a global e-commerce retailer.

Establishing its latest North West dealership at Element, eStar is at the forefront of the switch from diesel to electric powered commercial vehicles such as the fully electric, zero-emission Mercedes-Benz eVito and eSprinter vans. Sid Sadique, Chairman at eStar, said: “We’re pleased to announce this latest investment in the eStar journey, establishing the business as the leading Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealer in the country. Element was delivered in partnership with Knowsley Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Agents for Element were CBRE and B8RE. Construction partners for the development were Caddick Construction. Joe Burnett, development director at Network Space, added: “Alchemy Business Park is fast becoming one of the North West’s premier employment sites.

This significant letting means that Element is now 100% occupied and eStar is an exciting business that will bring a wealth of job and inward investment opportunities to the region.”