Vax hoovers up more building space in Droitwich to move 130 staff


Floor care specialist company Vax UK has moved 130 of its staff from Birmingham city centre to Droitwich.

Midlands property consultancy Harris Lamb has overseen three deals on behalf of the company as the business relocates closer to its current core site in the northern Worcestershire town.

The business’ agency team acquired a three-storey offices close to the site of Vax’s purpose-built warehouse at Stonebridge Cross.

Charles D’Auncey, Director of Harris Lamb’s agency team, said: “Vax has a long-established history within Droitwich, having maintained a strong presence in the town since the company was founded more than 40 years ago.

“Having invested in the 231,000 sq ft purpose-built warehouse in 2014, it was the company’s intention to centralise the entire operation in the town.

“We were instructed last year to let the fourth and fifth floors at 2 Colmore Square prior to being tasked with acquiring a new premises in Droitwich to facilitate the relocation.

“Artillery House, which has a floor-space of 18,000 sq ft, was an ideal site, due to its close proximity to the Stonebridge Cross warehouse and the M5, which is just two miles away.”

He added that there had been a great deal of interest from potential tenants for the 40,000 sq ft available within the Colmore Business District office building, with Highways England and Jacobs UK successfully securing the space.