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Atropa, an expanding online pharmacy, is the latest company to become tenants of the Ideal Business Park on National Avenue, Hull, in a letting secured by PPH Commercial.

Atropa has moved into a hybrid unit that provides 3,508 sq ft of office and storage space – 10 times the space that the company had at its previous premises on Hessle Road, Hull.

When Atropa was formed three years ago it dispensed and delivered 400 items in its first month – but the company has grown so much that in November 2017 it dispensed nearly 9,000 items.

Joint owner Bryn Smales said that moving onto the Ideal Business Park has enabled the company to expand its staff from 10 to 13 and also have the space for further growth.

“We now have separate open plan areas for storage and dispensing, together with high quality office accommodation and a clinic room that will  provide the next phase of our expansion – we will be able to offer cost effective private clinics for immunisations and health tests such as PSA prostrate cancer tests and coeliac testing. Instead of people having to go to their GPs and have the inevitable wait for appointments and results we will be able to provide the results within 10 or 15 minutes.”

“To move the pharmacy into the new premises we had to change our contract licence which took time, but PPH were very flexible and helpful in progressing the let for us,” he added.

The six buildings on the one acre Ideal Business Park can be divided into 11 separate units, offering a total of 27,500 square feet of high quality office accommodation combined with warehousing, workshop or storage facilities.

The Ideal Business Park is electronically gated and CCTV controlled for maximum security and the units have electrically operated goods doors, fitted kitchens, LED low energy lighting, high thermal efficiency, optional photovoltaic solar panels and electric vehicle charge points.