More jobs could be on the way to a business park near Burton after plans for its next phase were given the go-ahead.
St Modwen has been granted planning permission by East Staffordshire Borough Council for the second phase of Burton Gateway, a development off the A38, between Branston and Barton-under-Needwood.
The application if for three units totalling over 100,000 sq ft of industrial space. One of the units will offer 54,000 sq ft, another 40,000 sq ft and the smallest will be 25,000 sq ft.
They will be warehouse buildings suitable for suitable for storage, distribution and general industrial uses.
The plans follow the successful letting of the 87,000 sq ft first phase unit at Burton Gateway, which has been let to global logistics experts Hellman Worldwide Logistics on a 10-year lease.
Ian Romano, head of commercial (Midlands and North) at St Modwen, said: “The letting with Hellman showed there is good demand for high quality, well-connected warehouse and employment space across the Midlands. This second phase of speculative builds will further satisfy that growing need.”
The first building constructed at Burton Gateway has been successfully let
James Clements and Katie Aitchison from joint agents Knight Frank and Savills, said: “Phase two at Burton Gateway demonstrates a significant level of investment in one of the Midlands’ key strategic employment sites.
“It is great to see St Modwen addressing the shortage of high quality mid-box warehouse space that has been evident in the past 12 months.
“The new development will give businesses the opportunity to expand within the local area and will also provide much-needed last-mile delivery space for national retailers and distributors.”
Work on the second phase is expected to start next month and be completed by the autumn.
Once completed, Burton Gateway will cover 64 acres, offering a million sq ft of space, making it one of the largest warehouse developments in the Midlands.
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Source: Derby Telegraph