HOT ON THE heels of one company taking up the lease of a newly-built industrial unit at Daedalus’ Faraday Business Park, another firm has announced its intention of following suit.
The latest arrival is UPOWA – formerly known as HBS New Energies – a renewable energy services specialist which states on its website that it offers a ‘one-stop shop’ of sustainable technology products and specialist services to housing developers, construction companies, and commercial businesses.
It has bought – for an undisclosed sum – the 999-year lease on the stand-alone Unit 14, Spitfire Way which has 12,842 square feet of space, a large yard area, ample parking, solar PV panels and capability for electric vehicle charging.
Less than three weeks ago, The Globe reported that All4 Logistics was about to move into Unit 17 and the reasons given then by its Director Caroline Millea Downing are similar to those now stated by UPOWA Managing Director James Bull.
He said: “We chose to purchase the unit at Faraday Business Park not only for its easy access to the motorway, but also its energy efficient and forward-thinking design.”
Fareham Borough Council owns much of the Daedalus site and has invested heavily to make it – in the words of Chief Executive Councillor Seán Woodward – “a premier location for businesses.”
He said he was particular pleased to see UPOWA moving in because the company represents, “the cutting edge of renewable energy solutions”, and he predicted it is, “a sector destined for astronomical growth and I am sure they will thrive here in Fareham.”
UPOWA is part of construction sector conglomerate Brickability Group PLC and states that since 2008 it has delivered more than 15,000 renewable energy installations nationwide.
Photograph (top): Unit 14 Faraday Business Park, Daedalus. Fareham Borough Council, reproduced with permission.