First business lands at new Concorde Park and sees young entrepreneur bring car wrapping service to Fareham

A YOUNG entrepreneur is the first occupier to lease a unit at a new light industrial and logistics park.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 5:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 6:19 pm
Car wrapping specialist Amigo Wraps is the first company to move into one of 10 units at brand-new Concorde Park, Segensworth. From left, Russell Mogridge of Vail Williams, Amigo Wraps owner Alan Gonzalez, Ollie Sherriff of CBRE, Mark Hooper, development director at Kingsbridge Estates, and Alex Gauntlett of Vail Williams.

Alan González of car wrapping specialist Amigo Wraps relocated his expanding business from near Southampton to a 3,000 sq ft unit at Concorde Park, Segensworth.

Amigo Wraps, a company name which reflects Alan’s Spanish heritage through his parents, signed a 10-year lease on unit 2.

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Car wrapping specialist Amigo Wraps is the first company to move into one of 10 units at brand-new Concorde Park, Segensworth. From left, Russell Mogridge of Vail Williams, Amigo Wraps owner Alan Gonzalez, Ollie Sherriff of CBRE, Mark Hooper, development director at Kingsbridge Estates, and Alex Gauntlett of Vail Williams.

Alan, 25, said: ‘Concorde Park is perfect for Amigo Wraps as we have the space for up to 15 cars on site at any one time, with five within the bay and 10 outside in dedicated parking spaces.

‘We have been incredibly busy during the lockdowns and in the run-up to Christmas, plus we are getting bookings ready for the summer when many car owners prepare to display for the show seasons.

‘From £500 bangers to supercars, such as a £250,000 Lamborghini, we treat each customer, regardless of budget, in a friendly way, hence the Amigo reference.’

Amigo Wraps was founded four years ago by Alan, from Southampton, who cut his teeth in the car wrapping industry.

He modified his first vehicle, a VW Scirocco, when he dropped out of college over seven years ago.

The growing business has three staff – Alan, vehicle enhancement specialist Ben Parnell and receptionist Chelsey Durman. Another employee starts in the new year.

Property consultancy Vail Williams manages Concrode Park, a 10-unit scheme, comprising units from 3,0000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft, on behalf of developer and owner Kingsbridge Estates.

Russell Mogridge, a partner from Vail Williams, said: ‘Amigo Wraps is Concorde Park’s first occupier and we have strong interest in all of the other units because of the quality build, convenient access to Southampton and Portsmouth and a market shortage in similar commercial buildings along the M27 Solent corridor.’

Mark Hooper, from Kingsbridge Estates, said: ‘A warm welcome to Amigo Wraps, Concorde Park’s first occupier. Through our agents, negotiations are under way on various other units as well; we are confident that full house will be called sooner rather than later as the economy rebounds.’

Kingsbridge Estates acquired the vacant site in 2019 from Hampshire County Council, which had owned the plot of land.

Companies in the area include Yodel, Geest Line, Meggitt, FedEx Express, TÜV SÜD and Wärtsilä.

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