Stoford submits proposals for Pets at Home’s new national distribution centre in Stafford

Stoford Developments has submitted a planning application for a new 770,000 sq ft development in Stafford, on behalf of the UK’s leading pet care business, Pets at Home. Phase one of the development is a 670,000 sq ft national storage and distribution centre, with a 100,000 sq ft extension forming phase two.

The proposed development of a 52-acre site at Stafford North Business Park, close to Jct 14 of the M6, will create a purpose-built warehouse unit, a three-storey office and two double-storey hub offices.

Plans include a new roundabout on the A34 Stone Road and a development access road serving the new warehouse unit.

Pets at Home has signed a 20-year conditional agreement for lease on the development, with construction set to start on site in 2021 pending planning consent by Stafford Borough Council.

Stoford Joint Managing Director, Dan Gallagher, said: “This development represents a fantastic opportunity to give Pets at Home a modern, purpose-built facility in a superb central location. Our proposals for Stafford North Business Park have been submitted following an extensive online stakeholder and public consultation. We believe this development has the potential to become one of Staffordshire’s key employment sites and will make a valuable contribution in sustaining jobs in the region during a challenging period for the local and national economy.”

Stoford has a successful track record of major development and regeneration projects spanning industrial and distribution warehousing sites, production plants, business parks, offices, retail schemes and hotels. The award-winning developer has completed commercial developments of more than 14 million sq ft with a value of over £1 billion.