New investment by Horncastle helps keep manufacturing in Hull

Horncastle and Rettig New Lighting Press Photos-13Horncastle and Rettig New Lighting Press Photos-1Property developers Horncastle have upgraded a manufacturing site in Hull to ensure the premises are energy efficient and fit for purpose for ongoing local employment and potential growth.

Horncastle has modified the facilities for Fan convector manufacturer Rettig (Myson) on the 13-acre Unicorn Trading Park, a key employment site close on Hedon Road, east Hull.

The upgrades to the factory include the installation of new roof lights, a scheme of new energy efficient lighting and new electrical metering of the power supplies, as well as installing replacement uPVC windows within the offices complex amongst other works.

The investment was agreed as part of Rettig’s desire to retain operations in Hull.

David Watson, Development Director of Horncastle Group said that employers were increasingly recognising the value of a great working environment. He said: “The works mean that Rettig has a much better working facility from which to grow their operation in Hull. Horncastle has a long tradition of working with our clients to assist them with the changing property requirements of their businesses. We recognise that after people and product; property can be the next most important factor in business performance.”

Rettig currently employ 40people at the Hull site, which has a long history in the manufacture of radiators and fan convectors, Rettig acquired the business from Blue Circle in 2000.

Alan Gibson, General Manager at Rettig’s Hull operation, said: “The site goes back a long way for many people in Hull so the recent improvements have provided us with a better working environment whilst maintaining our heritage. The eco-friendly installations also provide us with energy savings on running costs, which for a site with a production area of 2,800 square metres is pretty significant.”

Rettig ICC is Europe’s leading supplier of heat emitters and indoor climate comfort solutions with 15 manufacturing plants within Europe and the company are fully committed to their UK businesses demonstrated by the current extension to the lease agreement.

Unicorn Trading Park is one of several industrial properties owned and managed by Horncastle in Hull and East Yorkshire. The company are currently also constructing new commercial developments in Hull, Newport, Howden and Brough. For more information visit