First developments approved for Worcester Six

First developments approved for Worcester Six

Work on the first developments at the Worcester Six is set to get underway after planners gave them the green light.

Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments have been granted permission by Wychavon District Council for two large industrial units, of 160,000 sq ft and 45,000 sq ft.

The site, just off junction six of the M5, will provide up to 1.5 million sq ft of accommodation in a range of high quality business units.

They have been designed for a variety of employment uses to include technology, manufacturing, industrial and warehousing.

Worcestershire County Council expects the wider £120m park to create around 5,000 jobs once the whole development is complete.

Stoford director Gerard Ludlow said: “We’re delighted with Wychavon District Council’s decision to approve plans for Worcester Six.

“The scheme is the first large-scale development designed to capture local and regional demand in the Worcester area for more than 10 years and with this planning approval, we are a step closer to delivering the new buildings in 2017.”

Andrew Blevins, managing director of Liberty Property Trust added: “Worcester Six is a fantastic investment opportunity for local technology-based businesses looking to expand their offering in the area.

“Wychavon District Council’s decision to approve planning on the site is yet another example of the strength of the Midlands property market and a sign of things to come.”

Work on a £10m infrastructure package, provided by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Growth Deal to improve traffic flow to Junction 6 of the M5 motorway, is also making good progress.

Councillor Ken Pollock, cabinet Member with responsibility for economy, skills and infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council said: "We at the County Council are very pleased with today's decision.

“Worcester Six gives us the chance to create thousands of jobs and in addition it will demonstrate that the County is a first class place for development and investment. We look forward to welcoming high tech businesses to occupy the units becoming available in this next exciting chapter for Worcester Six."



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