Willis Commercial Engineer Purewell Deal
Willis Commercial have sold the former Priory Engineering works at 60 Purewell in Christchurch. The property comprises around 11,000 ft² of high bay industrial and office space together with a large yard and forecourt parking. Having initially leased the premises, the new owners Christchurch Hotels Ltd, part of the Harbour Hotels Group
, subsequently exercised an option to purchase the freehold interest. The company has since undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment of the building. Commenting on the deal, Patrick Willis said "This site having been synonymous with heavy engineering for around the last 100 years it was a shame to see Purewell Engineering close. However we were pleased to assist in bringing about a transaction which has enabled the new owners to breathe fresh life into the building turning the property into a modern facility commensurate with their thriving business."