J&S Motorcycle Accessories have acquired the former Discover Leisure plc site at Oakmere, Cheshire, previously known as Harringtons Caravans, from the Administrators, KPMG.
The site comprises approximately 5½ acres including showrooms, café, workshops, parking and hardstanding, plus 6 acres of woodland. J&S Motorcycle Accessories was established nearly 30 years ago starting with one small store in Northwich, which has now grown to twelve stores nationwide including a substantial online business. They propose to relocate their Town Centre store on London Road and their workshops at Denton Drive, Northwich, to the Oakmere facility. The sale of both properties is being handled by their retained Agents, Fifield Glyn, who also advised in connection with the purchase of the Chester Road site.
Richard Smith, Director of Fifield Glyn, who advised J&S Accessories comments: “This acquisition was concluded in quick time following detailed negotiations with the Administrator in the face of fierce competition from, in particular, residential developers. The site is in an excellent location for J&S Accessories being located in a prominent position on the A556, Chester Road, a main arterial route connecting Manchester with Chester and North Wales, as well as being situated nearby other attractions such as Oulton Park Race Track and, as such, will continue to provide local employment.” The property was purchased for an undisclosed sum.