Plans in for business park units

Friday, 5th August 2016

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Plans have been submitted for new industrial units as part of a £50m business park scheme in Wiltshire.

The second phase of development at Hawke Ridge Business Park near Westbury follows the completion of ground works at the site.

A detailed planning application for four business units has been submitted to Wiltshire Council. The units vary in size from 7,500sq ft to 36,000 sq ft with a total area of 67,500 sq ft.

HPH Ltd, the Bath-based developer behind the 35-acre scheme, has said it will help relieve the pressure on the industrial market which has built up over the last two years.

Chris Wordsworth, development director at HPH, said: “Hawke Ridge Business Park will be Wiltshire’s premier employment hub providing modern, efficient, fit-for-purpose commercial facilities with the potential to support more than 1,000 jobs.

“With the road infrastructure now fully installed, development of the site is immediately deliverable and this planning application will enable us to respond at short notice to a variety of occupier requirements.”

A report from property consultancy Alder King has suggested that the amount of industrial stock available for businesses in the South West has reached at a 12-year low of 4.2 million sq ft.

Take-up across the region is at its highest half year figure for five years and up 31 per cent from the end of 2015.

Alder King, along with Bath-based Carter Jonas, are working with HPH to market Hawke Ridge Business Park.

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