AGENT WELCOMES PERMISSIONS TO EXTEND WORCESTER SIX BUSINESS PARK
Stoford has had its plans approved to extend Worcester Six Business Park to provide more than 600,000 sq ft of commercial space, and agents Harris Lamb have welcomed the news at a time when industrial property is in high demand.
Wychavon District Council’s planning committee approved the application on December 9th, which means the leading developer will be able to provide up to a further 680,000 sq ft of floorspace to the southern side of the site on 61.18 acres of land, adjacent to Newtown Road.
An extension has always been part of the Worcester Six Business Park plans and it is included in the South Worcestershire Development Plan, which was adopted in 2016 by councils in south Worcestershire.
Gerard Ludlow, Director at Stoford, said: “This is an important step forward for the growth of Worcester Six and it comes at a time when we are in a strong position to put forward our long-term plans to add carefully designed units that are in keeping with the location. We are looking forward to making a start so that we can attract even more national and international companies to Worcester, bringing much-needed jobs to the area.”
Charles D’Auncey, Head of Harris Lamb’s award-winning Commercial Agency team, said: “This is fantastic news, not just for Stoford and the Worcester Six development, but for the region in general. For many months now, industrial stock across the Midlands has been in critically short supply, and any steps to address that are most welcome.
“Worcester Six has been a very successful site to date, attracting key occupiers including IONOS, Kohler Mira and Spire Healthcare.
“Most recently, construction on the 43,708 sq ft unit for IONOS reaches practical completion, comprising of a cutting-edge 30,729 sq ft data centre and 12,978 sq ft of ancillary offices, while a bespoke 19,849sq ft office unit for ZwickRoell, which is relocating its UK headquarters to the business park has been brought forward and is expected to be completed in Q3 2022.
“We look forward to seeing the additional development opportunities at the site progress, and anticipate strong interest from occupiers keen to establish a presence at this premium UK location,” he added.
Stoford is also fulfilling its commitment to safeguarding and improving the green space at ensuring Worcester Six. It has worked with Worcestershire’s Green Infrastructure (GI) Partnership to create a long-term GI Concept Plan, which will see Stoford putting aside 6.55ha of the site for natural habitats and landscaping, in addition to on-plot landscaping.
Plans include the retention of woodland, grassland areas, and species-rich hedgerows. New habitats will be created, including a wildflower meadow, a wildlife tower, and a variety of structures to support insects, invertebrates, birds and bats .
Worcester Six Business Park is a few minutes’ drive from junction six of the M5 and home to a number of major national and international companies, including IONOS, Kohler Mira, Spire Healthcare, Cornelius, Kimal, and Materials Solutions.
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