New Site Supports Expansion Plans of Pop Culture Merchandise Firm

Licensed pop culture merchandise business GB eye has agreed a major lease at an industrial scheme in Tankersley.

CBRE Global Investors has secured the lease with the business at Enterprise 36 industrial park, a month after acquiring the speculatively developed unit from Wilton Developments.  CBRE’s Industrial team in Leeds, alongside joint agent CPP, advised on the deal.

GB eye has signed a lease for the 77,906 sq ft Unit 2 at Enterprise 36 as a result of sustained growth.  The business, which has specialised in in posters and fan-based merchandise since 1986, is expanding into the new premises to support their growth plan following its recent consolidation to the European Abysse Corp Group.

Unit 2 at Enterprise 36 industrial park forms part of a four-unit scheme located in Tankersley, South Yorkshire. With deals completed by Wilton Developments last year on both Unit 3 and Unit 4 and work well underway on Unit 1, the successful letting of Unit 2 concludes the scheme.

Danielle Raunjak in CBRE’s Leeds Industrial Agency team, said: “It is a fantastic result to have secured a deal with GB eye at Unit 2, Enterprise 36, particularly with an established, growing Sheffield business. The deal demonstrates the high demand for grade A, well located units along the M1 corridor and this is further compounded by the severe supply constraints.”

Steven Birks, managing director at GB eye, added: “The team at GB eye are delighted to have completed the lease on Unit 2, Enterprise 36. This warehouse gives the platform we need to expand our pick and pack capabilities and aid our growth in the UK.

“Abysse have big investment plans in the UK, and this unit was an ideal fit as far as size and location. With the addition of these premises, we will be expanding the GB eye team across this site and our existing site in Sheffield to enable this growth.”