27 May 2011
Workplace property is 40 years old today
It's our birthday! On the 27th May 1971 the company that has since evolved into Workplace Property was formed by Richard Hiblin.
As the business grew, Richard moved to an old plant hire yard on King Street, near Langtoft. Today that yard is King Street Industrial Estate.
Consisting of 40 units, currently housing over 35 businesses and employing some 200 local people drawn to its convenient rural location from Peterborough and the surrounding towns and villages, KIng Street Industrial Estate is now a thriving, pleasantly landscaped community of modern, industrial units.
In response to consistently high occupancy levels over the past few years - despite the recession - our latest block of units at King Street is being erected, with 6 new high-spec industrial units replacing an older office block.
Richard says, "it's fantastic to see the industrial estate evolving once again. I am very proud Workplace has managed to stay resilient during the current economic downturn, and throughout past recessions, to enjoy such longevity. We pride ourselves on the quality of our industrial units as well as the personal service our team provide for our tenants. I believe these values and our hardworking staff have played a key role in our success and in getting us through the tough times. I hope we can continue to play our part in the local economy for many years to come. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every member of our fantastic team, past and present, who have all played a vital role in our success."
These same quality and service principles underpin Richard's other companies - some of which can also claim to have enjoyed similar sustained success. Airblast, which manufactures and installs shot blasting and paint spray facilities for clients including the MOD and Airbus, and Polysafe, which manufactures a level crossing system for Network Rail, have been in business for 25 and 20 years respectively.
We would like to thank every one of our tenants for being part of our journey and we look forward to continuing to provide high-quality units long into the future.