£120m business park to create 5,000 jobs in Worcestershire

£120m business park to create 5,000 jobs in Worcestershire

Plans for a £120m development in Worcestershire are predicted to create around 5,000 jobs.

Subject to detailed planning permission, the first two units of 160,000 sq ft and 45,000 sq ft, part of a joint development agreement between Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments, will be the first to be built at the site, providing up to 1.5 million sq ft of space for local businesses.

The warehouses at Worcester Six have been designed for a variety of employment uses including technology, manufacturing, industrial and warehousing.

Andrew Blevins, managing director of Liberty Property Trust, said: “Worcester Six is an exciting development with enormous potential.

“We are targeting high quality tenants across the greater Midlands market as well as the local market.

“This first phase will give us the best opportunity to attract and secure inward investment into the region and to nurture local technology-based businesses.”

Stoford director Gerard Ludlow said: “Our decision to progress development of the first two units on this important scheme is an exciting step forward for Worcester Six.

“We look forward to making a start on site once planning consent is achieved. Our aim is to complete construction of the two units by the first quarter of 2017.”

Worcester County Council expects the wider park, located near junction 6 of the M5, to create around 5,000 jobs once the whole development is complete.

Work on a £10 million infrastructure package for the park is making good progress.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure, added: "Worcester Six sends out a very positive message to the rest of the business world that Worcestershire is the ideal place for development and investment."



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