REDDITCH Eastern Gateway developer Stoford has announced plans for the next phase at the £200million logistics and manufacturing site.
A reserved matters planning application has been submitted for the speculative development of almost 450,000 sq ft of new industrial and logistics accommodation.
Stoford plans to build two new warehouse units ranging in size from 160,208 sq ft to 286,328 sq ft, that will include an integral hub and office space, 15m clear eaves height, a secure yard and parking.
The units will be developed on the south side of the 78-acre Redditch Gateway site, off the A4023 Coventry Highway, close to Winyates Green.
The development proposes updates to the external trim trail and creation of an external gym area.
Works will commence on site in autumn 2022 subject to planning and units could be ready for occupation from summer 2023.
When completed Stoford says Redditch Eastern Gateway will deliver almost one million sq ft of brand new office, logistics and manufacturing accommodation.
The scheme includes a new 534,000 sq ft warehouse building to the north of the site in Stratford district. Online giant Amazon are already onsite at the development.
Stoford has been appointed as lead developer for Redditch Gateway, working alongside landowners, The Gorcott Trust and Homes England.
The scheme is being supported through a blend of grant and loan funding of £1.7million from Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through its Growing Places Fund and a £1.8m grant from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.
Dan Gallagher, joint managing director of Stoford said: “We are excited to be submitting proposals for the next phase of Redditch Gateway.
“There is strong occupier demand for industrial and logistics accommodation of this quality in the region, which is why we are planning to develop speculatively.
“The scheme is superbly located and benefits from excellent road transport links. It has the potential to deliver substantial economic benefits, creating jobs for local people and boosting the regional economy.”
Councillor Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “This is exciting news and demonstrates that this council is delivering on its promises to regenerate Redditch and unlock its full potential.
“Most importantly we are creating jobs for our residents and providing them with the opportunity to work locally and boost our economy with their skills.”