Worcester sewer rehab firm expands to cater for business growth

Karl Dobson, of Colus, with Lauren Allcoat, of Fisher German, and Steven Jaggers, of JLL.

A drainage and sewer rehabilitation firm based in Worcester has expanded to cater for its growing workforce and future-proof the business.

Colus has moved to a new unit on Blackpole Trading Estate after signing a 10-year lease through leading property consultancy Fisher German, joint agent alongside JLL, acting on behalf of a private client.

The unit was snapped up just hours after going live on the open market as demand for industrial properties in the area remains strong.

Colus specialises in drainage and sewer repairs as well as emergency maintenance, civil engineering and pipe replacement, with one of its biggest clients being Severn Trent.

The firm has been expanding its Worcester depot during the last three months, working on an increasing number of projects and taking on 18 new members of staff.

Colus has moved from a smaller warehouse on the industrial estate to its new 25,377 sq. ft. unit to cater for this growth and future-proof the business for the next 10 years.

Simon Aylott-Cleaver, Managing Director of Colus, said: “The move to our new unit is to support the expansion of the company.

“We are a specialist firm and have been growing the business as well as our highly-skilled workforce over the past three months, and our new unit will enable us to put a long-term plan in place to continue this.

“Location is extremely important to us, and Blackpole Trading Estate has fantastic motorway links which is essential in our sector.”

Lauren Allcoat, of Fisher German, said: “It is an excellent premises in a favourable location, close to Worcester city centre and nearby motorway links, which will support the future growth plans of the business.

“Vacancy rates on the trading estate as well as in the wider Worcester area are incredibly low, demonstrating how buoyant the market is.

“The market for units of this size has shown no sign of slowing during the pandemic, resulting in an increasing number of off-market deals being completed.”