AWARD-WINNING KWICKSCREEN MOVES TO LCP UNIT30/07/2018
A company that creates portable and retractable partition room screens has almost doubled its manufacturing space after moving to an industrial estate in Perivale, west London.
Award-winning KwickScreen has agreed a 10-year lease for Unit 3, Phoenix Trading Estate, with national commercial property and investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.
Alan Murrell, CEO of Kwickscreen, which has won a clutch of awards, including a UK James Dyson Award for design and Best UK Startup in the LloydsTSB Enterprise Awards, said the company has grown steadily and strongly since it was launched in 2011 by designer and entrepreneur Michael Korn.
The company, which employs 16 staff, manufactures printed room dividers that create instant robust partitions for the healthcare and education sectors, as well as offices, airports and public spaces.
Alan said it needed to expand its space after taking the printing process in house three years ago. As demand for its products grew, KwickScreen recognised that it had to look for new premises.
After looking at a number of units, it decided to take Unit 3, which at 7,966 sq ft is more than 40% bigger than its previous premises at Staples Corner, near Brent Cross.
“There’s more space and it’s a better location and we’ll be taking on more staff when we have settled in,” said Alan.
“LCP has been very flexible with us because it already had the structure we wanted and it allowed the previous tenant to leave in their alterations, which is unusual for a commercial move. The unit was pretty much good to go.”
Julian Diamond, retail director at LCP, said: “There is a shortage of units of this size in parts of London, so we were not surprised to receive considerable interest from would-be occupiers and are delighted to have agreed terms with KwickScreen.”
The Phoenix Trading Estate comprises five units and tenants include Durkin & Sons, O’Kane Irish Foods and Sofa and More.