Warehouse just what doctor ordered for Medequip
January 31, 2024
A leading supplier in the health and social care sector has completed the letting of a large warehouse unit in Bedfordshire after winning a major new contract.
Medequip has agreed a new lease on a 41,228 sq ft unit at Elms Farm Industrial Estate in Hammond Road, Bedford. Kirkby Diamond acted on behalf of client Mileway which acquired the unit in 2022.
Medequip is a specialist logistics business that provides innovative solutions in the health and social care sector. As one of the longest serving providers of contracted out ‘Community Equipment Services’, it has grown in both size and expertise to now offer fully integrated services which reflect the complex needs of the sector, designed and co-produced in conjunction with commissioners, professional prescribers, community support organisations, and the families, carers and those people that use its services.
The company recently announced its successful tender for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Community Equipment Service (BLMK CES) contract. The contract, set to commence on 1 April 2024, solidifies Medequip's commitment to enhancing people's health and wellbeing and keeping people independent.
The service is commissioned by a consortium consisting of Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Borough Council, Milton Keynes City Council and NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (ICB). Medequip will provide a complete solution for the community equipment needs including sourcing, delivering, maintaining, collecting, cleaning, and re-using/recycling equipment.
Paul Quy, Industrial & Logistics Associate at Kirkby Diamond, said: “This letting to Medequip is a great result for the company and for our client Mileway who recently carried out a programme of light refurbishment at the property.
“Having won a new contract supplying services across the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes region, the location of Elms Farm Industrial Estate is perfect for Medequip with easy access to junction 13 of the M1 motorway and the A1 Blackcat Roundabout. We wish the company huge success at its new hub in Bedford.”
Medequip managing director David Griffiths said: “Our new Integrated Community Equipment Services contract will provide equipment to enable hospital discharge and help people who use the service live independently at home. Our new service centre will facilitate storage, issue and recycling of equipment after a fit-out of the building to our specifications, which includes customer service offices, facilities for visitors of all abilities, and our latest cleaning and servicing capability. We are delighted to have agreed on the lease at the Hammond Road premises.”