Spades in the ground for speculative Black Country industrial scheme

Work has begun on the construction of 40,000 sq ft of new industrial/warehouse accommodation in the Black Country.

Hortons’ Estate Ltd is developing three new high spec units on a vacant plot of land at Electrium Point, an established commercial location in Willenhall.

A vacant existing building will be demolished to facilitate construction of the new units. They include a 20,000 sq ft industrial/warehouse, as well as two additional buildings of 10,000 sq ft each which can be combined to form a single, larger space to suit occupier demand.

Features will include 50 kN/m2 floor loading capacities, 8m clear heights and level access doors, as well as photovoltaic roof panels and EV charging stations. The scheme is targeting an EPC ‘A’ rating.

Jeremy Boothroyd of Hortons said: “We continue to see local market demand for smaller industrial units of this type and are confident of receiving significant interest in the scheme.

“Electrium Point is a popular and well connected industrial location and it has long been our intention to expand the available accommodation by developing on this vacant plot of land. We expect to complete work on the scheme in Q4 2023.”

Lewis Giles, senior surveyor at Bulleys, said: “There remains a shortage of high-quality industrial space in the Black Country so we don’t expect these units to be available for long.”

Kenny Allan, head of industrial at KWB, said: “It is rare that you get the opportunity to bring new Grade A units of this size to the marketplace and I am sure the scheme will be a huge success.”

Electrium Point is located approximately one mile from Willenhall town centre and less than two miles from Jct 10 of the M6 via Clarke’s Lane (A462) and Wolverhampton Road West (B4464). Wolverhampton city centre lies c.3 miles to the west and Walsall town centre is c.3 miles to the east.

The scheme is being delivered by a professional team including Align Architecture and PMP Consultants.

For more information regarding availability, please contact retained agents, KWB and Bulleys.