Commercial lettings specialist and landlord, Towngate PLC has agreed a five-year lease with Alco Valves Group Ltd for Unit AR2, Armytage Road – a 33,713 sq ft detached industrial warehouse in Brighouse.

Established in 1977, Alco Valves Ltd manufactures a comprehensive range of technically advanced, precision-made valve products and accessories, to facilitate the oil and gas industry.

Since its inception, the organisation has amassed a global presence, operating internationally across six continents – including Asia, Africa, and South America.

The unit – ideally situated on the highly-regarded Armytage Road Industrial Estate and close to the M62 – will comprise the firm’s new UK HQ, benefitting from a generous yard area, five ground level loading doors, exceptional office and showroom facilities, and an 800 KVA power supply.

Commenting on the move, general manager of Alco Valves, Michael West said: “The opportunity for Alco Valves to relocate the business to Armytage Road — less than a mile from the previous location and half a mile away from its first unit at Mission Works — cements the history of the business in the ‘valve valley’. Brighouse seems to be synonymous with valves, with a number of great companies being either founded or currently based here.

“The valued effort by both Towngate and the Alco Valves workforce to facilitate the move in such a short space of time was valiant. We look forward to all the opportunities available to the business at this time and are truly appreciative of the help and assistance offered by Towngate PLC.”

Tom Lamb, property manager for Towngate PLC, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alco Valves to Unit AR2. The property is ideally located to facilitate speedy entry to the motorway network which we hope will benefit both the company and its clients. We wish them every success in their new home.”

Paul Mack of Gent Visick — which represented Towngate PLC with the agreement — added; “Armytage Road Industrial Estate remains one of the mostly highly sought-after industrial destinations in West Yorkshire given its strategic position, adjacent to Junction 25 of the M62 motorway.

“Unit AR2 is perfectly suited for a manufacturing operation due to its height and power supply — we hope Alco Valves has tremendous success in its new premises.”