Speculative office scheme takes shape as steel frames go up at Skypark

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Speculative building at St. Modwen’s 1.4 million sq ft Skypark scheme in Exeter is forging ahead as steel frames go up on the first of two new office buildings on site this month.

When it completes this autumn, this new office building will offer occupiers 17,142 sq ft of employment space, available in a choice of floor sizes starting from 5,582 sq ft,

The new offices will join the Ambulance Special Operations Centre (ASOC West) and DPD UK’s new 60,000 sq ft distribution centre on site.  They will benefit from the £3.5 million worth of investment in road and services infrastructure at Skypark and the five-acre public realm area, complete with trim trail exercise stations.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen and Devon County Council’s development partner for the £210m Skypark development, said:

“These speculative offices are going up alongside the new headquarters for Devon and Cornwall Housing, which is also under construction on site.  They represent the first major office development in Exeter for many years and are a strong sign of the improving occupier market in the local area.”

Being delivered over 20 years, Skypark represents one of the most important strategic developments sites in the SW of England and on completion the 110-acre site will provide 1.4 million sq ft of warehouse, industrial and office space and deliver up to 6,500 new jobs.

Joint agents on Skypark are JLL and Alder King.