latest location will add to the company’s existing 80 plus sites within the UK including a Midlands refurbishment unit based in Nuneaton, where the majority of the company’s maintenance and accident repairs are carried out.
Phil Mather, Derby branch manager, said: “From our first day of trading we have experienced a high level of turnover, which I’m sure the prominence of the location has helped to achieve.
“We have also been impressed with the amount of space we can use for our vehicles, which will certainly be a huge help during busy periods.
The property deal was secured by Tim Richardson, associate director at Derby office of Innes England, who acted on behalf of a private landlord in the letting. He said: “We were delighted to secure such a good quality occupier and high profile business such as Thrifty Car and Van Rental, and this highlights the benefits of owning prominently located buildings with easy access and good external space.
“The premises extend to some 7,662 sq ft of warehouse space with ancillary office and forecourt parking situated in a prominent position fronting onto Mansfield Road – an area popular with the motor trade. Thrifty Car and Van Rental has undertaken various alterations to the building to adapt it to its use. The enclosed yard space will be particularly useful, as it is normally difficult to find.
“A new five-year lease was agreed and all documentation was completed within a tight timescale at the same time as securing planning permission.”