By: 24 September 2019
Wake Smith supports land purchase for TL Killis

Wake Smith Solicitors has aided a Sheffield cleaning equipment supplier with the purchase of land for its new 37,000 square-foot headquarters.

Family-run business TL Killis and Sons, which is currently based on the Dorehouse Industrial Estate in Handsworth, Sheffield, has bought a vacant site nearby for a six-figure sum.

Plans for the development of the area, previously occupied by an Asda building that was demolished in the early part of the 2000s, were submitted late last year and approved by Sheffield planners.

The site will include warehouse storage, a workshop, training centre, offices, a showroom and a trade counter.

Wake Smith completed the purchase of the land between Orgreave Place and Rotherham Road in Handsworth for company boss Tibor Killi Jr, which will allow expansion and the creation of more than 40 jobs.

TL Killis has built its workforce up to around 50. With current expansion plans, this will rise to more than 100 within the next two years.

The company’s branding livery of blue, grey and yellow will be adopted as the colour scheme for the building’s exterior.

Tibor Killi Jr said: “We currently operate existing premises in close proximity to the site purchased for storing and distributing domestic, commercial and industrial cleaning products and equipment.”

“However, we are looking to expand our operations due to increased demand and now require larger warehouse and office facilities, which will also mean potential for more employment in the area as a result.”

“This disused plot of land will be regenerated with the development retaining a significant amount of the existing woodland plus additional planting of trees and shrubs to help screen the new service yard and retain as much of the existing ecology of the site as possible.”

Laura Sanderson, solicitor in the commercial property division at Wake Smith, said: “We were really pleased to be able to advise Tibor on the land purchase requirements.”

“This is a long established Sheffield name and a real success story of an independent business expanding in the region and we wish them the best of luck for the future.”

TL Killis has supplied cleaning machinery to the industry, from domestic vacuum cleaners to industrial ride-on sweepers, for more than 55 years. The business also supplies hotels, schools, facilities management companies, hospitals and restaurants with cleaning products such as chemicals and paper disposables.