Fire-hit online retailer is back in action at new premises

A Bradford-based online retailer whose business premises were destroyed in a fire two months ago has relocated to Marrtree Business Park in the city.

Zoozio, which sells homewares, DIY supplies and gadgets was forced to evacuate its Drummonds Mill offices in January when a devastating fire swept almost completely destroyed the grade II listed former textile mill.

Now the company, which was launched in 2010 and has grown to employ ten people, has found a new home at the 44,000 sq ft Marrtree Business Park on Bradford’s Sticker Lane, where it is has taken the final available, 18,400 sq ft, unit on the site.

Eddisons associate director Shazad Mahmood, who arranged the letting on behalf of landlord Frank Marshall Estates, said: “The Drummonds Mill fire was a devastating and very frightening incident for everyone involved and we’re really pleased to have been able to help Zoozio relocate relatively quickly to affordable, modern premises that are just a stone’s throw from the city centre.

“All ten units at Marrtree Business Park are now let, which is good news for Bradford’s economy: we are seeing demand for this sort of warehouse and industrial space outstripping supply right across the city as the economy picks up, thanks to the success of businesses like Zoozio.”

Edward Marshall, director at Frank Marshall Estates, said: “For Zoozio, and all the other businesses affected by the fire, it has been a very difficult time and as a Bradford business ourselves it’s very rewarding to be able to help provide them with suitable accommodation in a time of adversity.”

Marrtree Business Park is home to a variety of businesses including distribution and warehousing business Peckover Transport, light bulb manufacturer Crompton Lamps and European Packaging Distributors.

Walker Singleton is joint agent, with Eddisons, on the estate.