Clinical trials firm takes space in Northwich

Elpida Sciences Swinton has signed a 10-year lease on 8,000 sq ft at Brickfield Business Centre on Manchester Road, east of the town centre. 

Founded in 2020, the firm runs medical trials for pharmaceutical companies. 

Owned by Moorland Property Solutions, the previously vacant 16,000 sq ft complex is now 50% let following Elpida’s arrival. 

Joint letting agents for the scheme, Roberts Vain Wilshaw, Matthews & Goodman and Williams Sillitoe, are now planning to launch a marketing campaign for the remaining space. 

Joseph Wilshaw, principal director of Roberts Vain Wilshaw, said: “Despite the global pandemic, interest in the property has been strong and such is the high quality of the space, Elpida Sciences Swinton completed a lease of the property within five weeks of its first viewing.” 

Oliver Moorhouse, director at Moorland Property Solutions, said: “This letting demonstrates that whatever the market conditions, there is always demand for well-located, high-quality offices.”