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LONDON-Pilkington Glass has taken a 37,312-sf unit on Chartwell Land’s mixed-use Imperial Park development on the site of the former Wills tobacco factory in South Bristol. Pilkington has taken the unit at a rent of £225,000 ($350,000) per annum on a twenty year lease, will use the factory for the manufacture of toughened safety glass and as a glass distribution depot.

Imperial Park is a predominantly retail site, but industrial uses were included as part of the planning consent to boost employment in the area. Other recent letting sinclude new stores for Carpetright, Powerhouse and ScS and Big W is to take a 100,000-sf store on the park .

Ian Mashiter, Director of Development at Chartwell Land said: “This major letting to Pilkington is a major step forward in the regeneration of the site and highlights our commitment to creating more investment in South Bristol and more employment opportunities.”

Colin Buckle & Co and King Sturge advised Chartwell Land.

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