Greenlight for £6m Warehouse

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Barberry Developments has been given the green light to deliver a 55,575 sq ft speculatively built industrial/warehouse unit in Wolverhampton, a scheme which will create around 120 jobs.

The £6m development is on a 3.5-acre site acquired by Barberry from ASSA ABLOY, a major employer in the city, for an undisclosed sum.

The development will be a highly specified Grade A building with 10-metre eaves, 2,965 sq ft of internal offices, 45 car parking spaces and 50-metre yard depths, with dock and level access loading provision.

Barberry Developments’ planning application was approved unanimously by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s planning committee.

Construction could begin in Q2 2019 with practical completion in Q4 2019

Barberry said the scheme at Well Lane demonstrates its continued investment in the region.

It will create significant job opportunities and help to address the shortage of new industrial accommodation in the West Midlands, the developer said.

Jon Robinson, development director at West Midlands-based Barberry Developments, said: “We are excited about creating a new, high quality industrial and logistics development in Wolverhampton.

“We have seen significant occupier demand for new industrial/warehouse units of this size and specification, which has led us to pursue this planning application.

“Our Well Lane scheme complements other projects we have delivered within the region where we have created best in class, Grade A buildings. Our investment within Wolverhampton will generate around 120 jobs, making a significant contribution to the local economy.”

Adrian Hickman, of ASSAABLOY, said: “It’s exciting to see Barberry Developments make progress with the planning application and we look forward to seeing a high specification, Grade A, industrial unit delivered at what is a prime logistics location.”

Other major occupiers nearby include Yodel, Euro Car Parts, Travis Perkins, Mercedes, Tool Station and Tata Steel.

Jaguar Land Rover has an engine factory within five miles at i54.

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