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Fast-growing DRL signs deal for new Bolton headquarters

Online white goods retailer DRL, one of the North West’s fastest growing companies, is relocating to a new 50,000 sq ft head office in Bolton.

Manchester-based OBI Property secured the site at 5A Parklands, Middlebrook, Bolton for DRL on a 15 year lease. It represents the largest letting in Greater Manchester outside the city centre so far this year.

DRL needs more space due to the rapid growth of its Appliances Online brand, soon to be re-named AO.com. The move comes just ten months after the firm took premises of 30,000 sq ft in the same business park, owned by Orbit Developments.

Will Lewis, director, OBI Property said: “We have been working with DRL on its property needs for the past 12 months and having outgrown their space quickly in Middlebrook, we worked with them and Orbit Developments to find one building to accommodate the growing team.”

OBI is also handling the project management of the fit out and interior design of the new headquarters.“

Tony Jones, managing director of Orbit Developments added: “We are pleased to be able sustain our strong relationship with DRL and their expansion within Middlebrook is a testament to the increasing demand for office space in this part of Bolton. We look forward to working alongside them again in the future.”

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