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Final tenant moves in to new Rivington Court development

George Moss and Sons Limited is celebrating the completion of its Rivington Court development at Moss Industrial Estate.

Final tenant moves in to new Rivington Court development

"I am proud of our team for adapting quickly and concluding the build with the same high standards and professionalism which we are renowned for."
Sebastian Moss

George Moss and Sons Limited is celebrating the completion of its Rivington Court development at Moss Industrial Estate.

Thirteen brand new, state of the art units, which range in size from 1,000 sq ft to 12,000 sq ft, have been completed on the industrial estate over the last eighteen months. The new units have accommodated existing tenants that have outgrown their old units as well as welcoming new tenants.

Auto Extract Systems Ltd, which specialises in local exhaust ventilation systems, are the final tenants to move into the brand-new industrial units on Walter Leigh Way, off St. Helen’s Road in Leigh.

Their move marks the completion of the third and final phase of building at Rivington Court, which located right in the middle of the industrial estate.

Auto Extract Systems Ltd first moved on to Moss Industrial Estate in 2008 after their former premises in Halifax were sold. Owner, Grant Gledhill, wanted to move the company, which he has owned since its incorporation in 2001, back across the Pennines nearer to his home city of Manchester.

In 2012, Grant took on a second unit on the estate and then added a third in 2019. Now, due to the development of Rivington Court, Grant has been able to merge his offices and move his rapidly growing business under one roof.

Auto Extract Systems Ltd is the UK’s leading dust filtration and fume extraction company. They help businesses to create pollution-free workplaces by providing design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors.

Auto Extract Systems’ new premises is 12,000 sq ft, which has given it over a 100 per cent increase in total capacity and a 50 per cent increase in office space. This increased storage and warehouse space will enable it to significantly increase its production capability.

Grant Gledhill, managing director at Auto Extract Systems Ltd, said: “We’ve been looking forward to this move since plans were first announced for Rivington Court and we’re really excited that we’re now in.

“It’s been a difficult year but, fortunately, as we work for many key industries, such as the emergency services, food industry, hospitals and pharmaceuticals, the majority of our work has continued and we have just had to carry on as much as we can, despite the challenges of Covid.

“The business has grown significantly over recent years and I have also created two new companies off the back of it, which will enable us to design and manufacture our own products and be less reliant on imports. This is something that we’ve been working for on for some time as it will enable us to be in control of our own supplies, which will be particularly valuable post Brexit.

“Moss Industrial Estate is a great place to work. The site is really well maintained with lots of open green space. The Moss family has really supported us and our growth over the years. It’s a very secure and safe site with fantastic access to the motorway network and our markets in the UK and Ireland.”

Sebastian Moss, managing director at George Moss & Sons, said: “We are really pleased with our new development at Rivington Court. The final stages of the build were extremely challenging with the explosion of COVID 19, but I am proud of our team for adapting quickly and concluding the build with the same high standards and professionalism which we are renowned for.

“Auto Extract Systems is doing incredibly well and we are really pleased that we have been able to help them to merge their three existing units into a much larger premises with space to grow and develop their manufacturing and product design businesses too.”


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