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Tradelight plans growth and eco-houses

Tradelight employees unveil the company's latest plans for expansion EMN-140606-140855001

Tradelight employees unveil the company's latest plans for expansion EMN-140606-140855001

A growing Market Rasen business has revealed its plans for energy efficient housing and larger premises.

Tradelight has applied for planning permission from West Lindsey District Council to build an extra 10,000 sq ft of commercial space, which will be carbon neutral. The company also seeks to build seven houses by nearby Serpentine Street.

Tradelight’s Roy Goodyear says he aims his new offices to be among the top one per cent of energy efficient buildings in the country and for the houses to be highly rated for energy use too.

This means a distinctive design for the homes, rather than something “off the shelf”. The two-storey town houses will feature small gardens and are sited on the former Travis Perkins builders yard, now used for storing skips and rubbish.

Mr Goodyear says the company will aim for a developer to try and take over the housing project, but if need be, a sister company CEMA Construction can build the houses, but he would rather Tradelight focus on growth.

Tradelight currently employs 10-12 staff in Market Rasen, making and distributing energy-efficient lighting, with plans to double numbers.

“We get so many visitors here, both nationally and internationally. It’s important the business looks right. Some of the client base is blue chip, with customers including include Birds Eye, the Co-op, Dixons Stores and Yorkshire Water. They come here, we do training here. We need a building to support us,” he said.

 

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