Progress on Wiltshire employment hub

Tuesday, 4th October 2016

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A new £50m strategic employment hub in Wiltshire has moved forward with a visit from councillors to the site.

Ground works are now complete at Hawke Ridge Business Park, near Westbury, and an application for the first four units is currently with Wiltshire Council.

HPH, the Bath-based developer behind the scheme, recently welcomed Wiltshire’s cabinet member for economic development, skills, strategic transport and strategic property to the site.

Councillor Fleur de Rhe-Philipe and Ethandune ward councillor Jerry Wickham were shown the progress achieved so far and given an update from managing director of HPH Lindsay Holdoway and development director Chris Wordsworth.

When complete Hawke Ridge Business Park will comprise more than 500,000 sq ft including office, warehouse and employment space, and will support about 1,000 jobs.

Cllr de Rhe-Philipe said: “I am delighted to see the progress being made at Hawke Ridge Business Park, especially the recently completed roundabout and landscaping.

“This is a key employment site, as identified in the Wiltshire Council Core Strategy and I look forward to seeing how it will help support the ambitions of local firms and the positive impact it will have on the local economy.”

Chris Wordsworth added: “It has been a busy 12 months and we are very pleased with how the site has evolved. We have received positive interest from a number of companies who have visited Hawke Ridge Business Park.

“As well as the detailed planning application for the first four business units we are also looking at a potential second application for a roadside scheme.”

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