St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has completed and handed over a new flagship operational ambulance facility for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, at its £210m Skypark scheme in Exeter.
Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen in the South West, said:
“We are delighted to have been able to develop this new Ambulance Special Operations Centre (ASOC West) for the Trust and to welcome them on site as the first official occupiers at SkyPark. The development’s close proximity to the M5, where all of the infrastructure is now in place to facilitate quick access to the motorway, makes it an ideal location for any occupier needing excellent transport links. Interest in bespoke design and build new office and industrial/warehousing buildings at Skypark is strong, not only because of the improved market demand but also because of the fantastic environment we are creating at this development.”
Rob Cross, Project Manager at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, added:
“Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, our new Ambulance Special Operations Centre will house a team of specially recruited, trained and equipped ambulance paramedics to provide the NHS ambulance response to a range of demanding, technical and potentially hazardous incidents across the whole of the Trust’s operational area. This bespoke unit built for us by St. Modwen will also serve as a rapid response service for the local area including the emerging community of Cranbrook and enterprises of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.”
Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Paul Diviani, added: “It is marvellous to see the first occupiers arriving at Skypark. We have been pursuing an infrastructure led approach to development here, building the roads, including the new Clyst Honiton bypass, and getting the heating network in place so occupiers can then establish themselves quickly and reap the benefits of Skypark’s strategic location.”