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Rapida Kingswood Lakeside
The Rapida development at Kingswood Lakeside.

Latest development at Staffordshire business park given green light

Work on the latest unit at a county council-developed business park in Cannock will now get under way after being granted planning approval this week.

The 102,000 sq ft Rapida development at Kingswood Lakeside is being marketed for manufacturing or logistics and is set to be available for occupation next year. It is being built by Midlands-based Trebor Developments and funding partner, Kay Properties (Midlands) Limited.

Bob Tattrie, managing partner for Trebor Development said:

The new development at Cannock will provide quality industrial premises in an area with excellent motorway access. Over 700,000 sq ft of larger industrial, premises are currently being developed in the immediate location. Our building, at 102,000 sq ft, will be the smallest of these, but we believe responds to occupiers’ needs for accommodation of that size. It can be available for occupation in 2018.”

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said:

Kingswood Lakeside is one of our flagship business parks with major companies operating there. There has been a lot of activity and new development on site recently and the Trebor unit will be another welcome addition.   We have worked with Trebor at another of our sites at Redhill in Stafford and look forward to seeing this development in Cannock completed and ready for business as soon as possible.  This is further demonstration of investor confidence in Staffordshire.”

Kingswood Lakeside was transformed from a former open cast mine by Staffordshire County Council and is home to a range of leading businesses. The site is close to Junction 7 of the M6 Toll and Junctions 11 and 12 of the M6.