Commercial agents at Harris Lamb have secured a high-profile aircraft developer as the occupier on the remaining unit at Ergo Stafford.

Acting for Aver Property, a joint venture between Ergo Real Estate and NFU Mutual, the business has secured Hill Helicopters as tenant for Ergo 66 on a ten-year lease.

Hill Helicopters will occupy the 66,738 sq ft unit to help to produce a new British- designed and built aircraft, joining existing tenant FDL at the site.

Andrew Groves, of Harris Lamb’s Stoke-based Agency team, said: “We are thrilled to have secured a high-calibre occupier for this unit. 

“Located off junction 14 of the M6 in an established distribution area, Ergo 66 is a prime industrial building with six dock level doors, two level access doors, a 10m haunch height, 50KN/m2 floor loading, a six-person passenger lift and first floor offices. The sustainable unit also includes 82 parking spaces, four disabled parking bays, four HGV parking bays, cycle parking and two EV charging points, and has attracted significant interest from potential occupiers due to its superb access links, sustainable credentials and first-class facilities.

“The building will now be adapted to Hill Helicopters’ requirements to include a new gantry mill, machine shop, paint shop and composites production line, a customer showroom and lounge. This is a hugely exciting deal and we look forward to seeing the completed fitout,” he added.

Leigh Burnett, asset manager at Ergo Real Estate, said: “Hill Helicopters completes the lettings for Ergo at Stafford, bringing an exciting new dimension with its innovative business model. The high calibre of tenants have been attracted by the quality of the design and construction of the units, as well as the sustainable credentials which include the buildings benefiting from an EPC rating of A and a BREEAM Very Good rating.”

Peter Teare, chief executive of Hill Helicopters, said: “Hill Helicopters is delighted to have acquired such high-quality space in Stafford, which secures the path into production for a new, all-British designed and built aircraft and engine.”

Other occupiers within the area include Screwfix, Altecnic, Culina Logistics and Saint-Gobain. 

Savills acted as joint agents and CBRE acted for Hill Helicopters.