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A Great Spot for A Great Read

A Great Read


Westbury’s Woodland Business Estate has welcomed another thriving business amidst continuing high demand for quality commercial premises in the area.

Internet bookseller A Great Read has moved to the estate in order to double the size of its operation selling a wide range of titles to customers across the world. The new premises has also allowed the company to implement a more efficient order picking system, with offices and order processing facilities all under one roof.

The 8,000 sq ft unit at the Woodland Estate has been let in a 10 year deal with landlord HPH Commercial Property.

The business was set up in 2000 by David Wavre, and has enjoyed continued success as an e-tailer in recent years. In addition to the online sales, the company also has three shops in the Bath and Bristol area.

As a result of the move A Great Read has also been able to take on extra staff, with the potential to expand further in the future. The company now employs over 20 people.

David Wavre said, “The move has been a really positive one for us for many reasons. We needed to find somewhere that could meet our needs as a business in the long term, and we were impressed with the premises at Woodlands. It also has good bandwidth connections which is obviously essential to a business like ours”

“The buildings are well renovated, light, modern and airy, so they are ideal for our set up. Westbury has proved to be a great location for us, we are pleased to have been able to secure this deal in a great location.”

“HPH were instrumental in the move, helping us at every step of the process. They worked closely with us to create a quality, bespoke business premises tailored to our exact requirements and completed our move date, with their contractors, in a very tight timescale.”

Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Commercial Property added, “A Great Read is another fantastic success story coming out of the Westbury area. Westbury has good infrastructure including internet bandwidth availability which enables younger, more forward looking businesses to be accommodated. David and the team have created a thriving business and we are pleased to have been able to provide a unit that will help their business to continue to grow and enjoy future successes.

“HPH has invested significantly in the Woodland Estate over recent years, and as a result our properties are attracting up and coming businesses to the area securing employment and increasing the diversity of jobs available.”

“I would like to extend a warm welcome to A Great Read and wish them every success in their new home.”

Alder King and Carter Jonas advised HPH on the letting.

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