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Company lights up Old Library base

Written by Peter Davison on .

Unit 13 Dean Hill ParkUnit 13 Dean Hill ParkA company specialising in translucent porcelain lighting has moved into a new base at a former Ministry of Defence armaments depot at West Dean near Salisbury.

Boatswain Lighting Ltd has signed a seven-year lease on The Old Library building at Dean Hill Park for which the quoting rent was £15,000 per annum in a deal brokered by property consultancy Myddelton & Major.

Myddelton & Major partner Dean Speer said: “It was a pleasure to help such an internationally-recognised company relocate and find new premises.

“Boatswain Lighting works closely with architects, interior designers and private clients to create bespoke lighting features renowned for their candle-like glow.

“The company, which was previously based in Bedfordshire, has worked in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi.”

The 2,556 sq ft (237.45 sq m) Unit 13, known as The Old Library, is a workshop unit with integral, fitted offices.

It is situated on Dean Hill Park, part of the redevelopment of former MOD buildings to provide workshop, warehouse and office space. Dean Hill Park provides an open parkland setting within a secure fenced site.

After opening in 1941, the depot stored heavy weapons for the navy fleet based in Portsmouth, before being closed by the Government 2004.