A FAST-growing firm which makes and sells more than 30,000 products for businesses is moving to a site described as the “prime business park in the region”.

Poole Bay Holdings has signed up to take a warehouse and offices, connected by a bridge, at Fleets Corner Business Park.

The deal comes after a string of high-profile businesses, including Lush and CityFibre, moved or expanded at the Poole site in 2021.

Stephen Ellis, senior investment manager for the international business of Federated Hermes, which owns the park, said: “This major move by Poole Bay Holdings, which follows on from an extremely busy year of lettings activity at Fleets Corner, is testament to the significant work Federated Hermes have done to modernise and establish Fleets Corner as the prime business park in the region.

“The signing also reflects one of Fleets Corner’s main advantages; businesses can locate staff in high quality office space at the park, just moments away from their warehouses. This setup ensures companies can organise their logistics much quicker and react to any issues in the supply chain. With high quality warehouse and office space, amenities including a Travelodge and a Starbucks, and an ideal location, Fleets Corner is a strong proposition for businesses in the wider region.”

Poole Bay Holdings manufactures and stocks products ranging from bicycle shelters to picnic tables, which are sold through various websites.

It makes some of its products in the UK and is part of the Made In Britain organization.

Mike McKenna, chief executive of Poole Bay Holdings, said: “Our company continues to experience rapid growth and with demand increasing we needed somewhere to expand our operations.

“We not only needed new warehouse space, but modern office space. Fleets Corner Business Park has both uses, making it the perfect location for our company, now in its 30th year, to continue to grow.

“The fact that our office space on the first floor of Fleetsbridge House is connected to Unit D by a footbridge will be a huge logistical help for us going forward.”

The business took 60,658sqft of warehousing at the park’s Unit D and 6,361sqft of office space on the first floor of Fleetsbridge House.

Federated Hermes let almost 150,000sqft of the site last year.

Poole’s global cosmetics company Lush opened its 40,128sqft “Greenhub” recycling centre.

CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of full fibre broadband, signed for 2,378sqft.

Rattanpark Furniture, which makes luxury outdoor garden furniture, picked Fleets corner for its new headquarters, taking 11,091sqft of office and warehouse space.

Specialist building materials firm Cutwrights committed to 15,100sqft of warehousing, while existing tenant Happy Homewares expanded into a neighbouring warehouse unit to take its space to 25,000sqft. 

The park has an 81-room Travelodge with bar and restaurant and a Starbucks with a drive-through.