The latest development at a new Staffordshire business park has started as the site nears full occupancy with further expansion plans.
Redhill Business Park in Stafford has been created by Staffordshire County Council following a £10million investment. General Electric is already building a facility on the first of three plots it has taken. Stafford’s largest employer is moving its operations from its St Leonard’s site near the town centre to Redhill – a move which will allow its expansion.
Now Birmingham-based Trebor Developments, working with US firm Rockspring, has begun to build a speculative 115,000 sq ft industrial development – marketed as Triton. The Triton project is being built on a fast track basis to allow completion in December 2016, responding to a growing need for quality, large, industrial premises.
Staffordshire’s economy leader Mark Winnington said:
“It’s rewarding to be on site to see the start of work on the Trebor development. Redhill is now nearly fully occupied and will soon be a flagship business site for the county. Progress on site and the ongoing success of Redhill brings added confidence to potential investors. The site has many attributes which are attracting business and we know it won’t be long before the final two plots are occupied. It is a fine demonstration of the county council investing where it matters and working with partners to deliver jobs and growth in Staffordshire.”
Bob Tattrie, managing partner at Trebor, added: “This is a significant step forward in delivering this major single unit industrial premises. Triton will be available for occupation in 2016 and we have already received a number of enquiries. The scheme is being developed specifically to provide much needed, quality, industrial accommodation in the Staffordshire area given the close links to Junction 14 of the M6.”
Frances Beatty, Stafford Borough Council’s cabinet member for planning and regeneration said: “This development is further proof that Stafford borough is experiencing a phenomenal growth rate and is a great place to invest in. The borough and county council are dedicated to building on this success story and will be working even closer together in future on securing the area’s economic prosperity. Projects like the one at Redhill Business Park will be central to achieving that.”
There is significant interest in the final two plots at Redhill, fronting the A34. Redhill has also been shortlisted for an international environmental award in recognition of its special design to retain the site’s important natural habitats.