Barbour Take Additional Space at Bede Industrial Estate

We are pleased to confirm that J Barbour & Sons recently leased an additional 8,537 sq ft unit at Aidan Court, part of the Bede Industrial Estate in Jarrow taking their occupied space to over 370,000 sq ft on the site.

Originally established by John Barbour in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England to provide outerwear to fishermen, sailors and mariners, to protect them from the worst of the British weather, today Barbour offers a complete wardrobe of clothes, accessories and footwear for men, women and children. Shirts, knitwear, trousers, footwear and accessories are now just as much in demand as Barbour’s iconic outerwear.

Joe Bernhoeft, Director at Barbour commented “As we bounce back from the pandemic, we’ve experienced a strong increase in demand for our products, particularly through many of our online channels. As this digital movement increases, we are investing in our capabilities and capacities to feed our digital channels with excellent quality Brand material and content. As such, we have worked with Northern Trust to expand and include a new dedicated Photo Studio, enhancing the clarity, quality, and relevance of our digital content for our customers. This exciting new step forward is a significant investment in technology and the expansion of our talented digital content team. We believe this will enable us to drive positive interactions and relationships with our consumers across the UK and global markets.”

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from left to right – Barry Nelson, Regional Property Director at Whittle Jones Welcomes Andrew Liddle, Facilities Manager at Barbour.

Northern Trust’s land ownership at Bede Industrial Estate extends to over 1 million sq ft, with 164,201 sq ft lettable space in 56 individual units with individual sizes ranging from just 495 sq ft.

Barry Nelson, Regional Property Director at Whittle Jones added “We have worked closely with Barbour for a number of years now on their occupational requirements; and are delighted we were able to provide the additional space they required to further their expansion plans. Having Barbour as an occupier on the site is a real plus for other businesses that are looking to relocate to the area.”

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