St. Modwen has started work on a £1 million junction on the A38 trunk road in Burton-on-Trent to provide direct access to its new 64 acre Burton Gateway industrial park.
The dedicated junction into Burton Gateway will provide occupiers with direct access to the A38 between Birmingham and Derby and is expected to be a major draw in attracting national and international businesses.
The start of work on the new junction represents the first phase at Burton Gateway – which has outline planning consent for up to 770,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution space.
With the option of units as large as 250,000 sq ft combined with the park’s strategic location, St. Modwen has already attracted interest from high profile occupiers in the distribution and retail sectors. Major local occupiers include Pirelli, Unilever, Boots, Argos and Toyota.
St. Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to East Staffordshire Borough Council for the first 84,000 sq ft warehouse on the scheme following the Council’s approval of the outline planning application last year.
Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “The dedicated site access road will boost Burton Gateway’s prominence on the A38 and provide ready access to the wider Midlands road network”
”Once planning approval for the first warehouse is granted by East Staffordshire Borough Council, we expect to start construction by the summer. Burton Gateway is set to answer the demand from industrial occupiers for prime quality warehousing in the Midlands.”
Jon Ryan-Gill, partner at Knight Frank Birmingham, added: “St. Modwen’s commitment to Burton Gateway demonstrates their confidence in the market.
“There are only a handful of prime industrial buildings remaining in excess of 50,000 sq ft available on the A38, A50 and M42 corridors covering North Birmingham to Derby so Burton Gateway will help answer growing demand from a range of occupiers. The commitment to build on site infrastructure means businesses can benefit from a fully serviced, ready to go site.”