LCP to speculatively build industrial unit in Burntwood

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Plans for a new industrial unit in Burntwood, Staffordshire, have been unveiled after Lichfield District Council granted planning permission to leading commercial property company LCP.

This speculative development in zone 3 of Burntwood Business Park, which will comprise a total of 50,000 sq ft of industrial space, follows an increase in enquiries from firms looking for industrial and trade premises in the town, says Andrew Preston, LCP industrial portfolio manager.

He is confident that firms will be attracted to the business park, particularly because the units will be available in multiples of 10,000 sq ft.

“We have very low levels of voids there and the level of enquiries we are receiving from businesses that want either to relocate to Burntwood or who are already there and want to expand suggests that there will be a demand for them,” he said.

“We are offering flexibility in the size of units available, which makes it an even more attractive prospect.”

LCP intends to start on site later this year with an anticipated completion date of summer 2018.

The new buildings, which will be steel portal frame construction with minimum eaves height of 23ft (7m), can be tailored to meet reasonable occupier requirements.

LCP owns Zones 2, 3 & 4 Burntwood Business Park, which has more than 80 units and 765,000 sq.ft (65,032 sq.m) of commercial property. The park is conveniently located between Cannock and Lichfield on the A5190, just six miles from junction 11 of the M6 and eight miles from junction 1 of the M54. Junction T6 of the M6 Toll Road is less than one mile away and the A5 is one and a half miles away.

It benefits from mobile security patrols and 24hr CCTV security coverage. Existing tenants on the park include Ebrex UK, Staffordshire Signs & Graphics, Emak UK, Gradient Flat Roofing and Uniseal.