The Climbing Hangar is set to open a new centre at Marsh Barton Exeter. The company have exchanged contracts to take occupation of 6 Marsh Green Road, Marsh Barton after Exeter City planning department gave the green light to a planning application by the company. The building was previously occupied by Touchwood Design who went into receivership due to the pandemic. The building was purchased by Devonshire Property who sub divided it, retaining the rear 1/2 for their use as a glass store. The front section which comprised some 1,222.80 sq.m. (13,162 sq.ft.) of space has been let on a new 15 year lease.
The Climbing Hanger started life in a Liverpool warehouse in 2011. Since then they have grown to become a national business with four sites, 70 employees and over 12,000 climbers coming through the doors every month (4000 of whom are Hangar members).
The premises are due to be converted for the tenant shortly and the facility will include indoor climbing areas, a fitness studio, café and shop. The premises are particularly suited to the leisure use as the building once housed Pilkington Glass who specified a particularly high eaves height to accommodate a roof mounted rolling crane. The building has undergone substantial changes over the years but this last one shows that older buildings in key locations are still capable of providing owners with a strong income stream if correctly targeted.