Truck dealer set to expand into new Worcestershire site

Photo shows: Tony Gibb John Dillon Paul May Rob Pettigrew
PM Commercials

PM Commercials, one of the UK’s top truck dealers, has secured a nine hectare site at Berry Hill Industrial Estate in Droitwich ahead of planned expansion.

Midlands law firm Thursfields Solicitors  acted for PM Commercials and a pension fund in the multi-million pound purchase of the 9.3-acre site.

Paul May, owner of the commercial vehicle dealer, plans to use around 2-acres of the new site for larger offices and truck parking spaces, with the remaining space rented out to other businesses.

In what was a complex simultaneous deal, Paul May’s pension fund bought 1.5-acres of the new site, while the remaining 7.8-acres was acquired by his property company.

Tony Gibb, director of the Commercial Property department at Thursfields, said: “This was a complicated deal, and an intensive one given the major interest in the site due to its prime location, but we successfully secured an exchange of contracts on a tight deadline to the satisfaction of everyone involved.”

Mr Gibb worked on the project for the pension fund, while Thursfields’ co-director Rob Pettigrew acted for PM Commercials.

PM Commercials is currently based at Rushock Trading Estate in Droitwich, a 1.6-acre site that it intends to retain and rent out once it has moved.

Paul said: “Our expanding business needs the extra office and parking space and the new site at Berry Hill Industrial Estate offers a great location.

“Once we have moved, we will rent out the other space we have purchased along with our existing premises.”

John Dillon, of GJS Dillon commercial property consultants, advised on land registry plans and commercial use, while Ballards chartered accountants provided land tax advice.