St Austell Brewery has taken 100,000 sq ft at the St Columb Major Business Park, near Newquay, in the largest industrial leasehold transaction completed in Cornwall this year.

The units on the 7.3 acre Columb park were previously occupied by Borders Books.

St Austell Brewery, founded in 1851, is one of the largest private companies in Cornwall and has taken the two units as a new regional distribution centre.

Alder King advised on the transaction and Tim Smart, head of agency in Cornwall for the firm, said: ‘This is a significant deal for the Cornish commercial property market. It is rare that industrial units of this size reach the market in Cornwall and this is one of the few distribution centres in the region.’