The property development and logistics company St Modwen has officially commenced construction on a 79 acre site in Wiltshire, which is now scheduled to become the St Modwen Park Chippenham.
St Modwen Park Chippenham is now set to be the site of various commercial and industrial units of differing size, following the approval of the Wiltshire County Council in August 2018, meaning that the diverse site is scheduled to produce around 1,300 jobs for the local and surrounding area in addition to learning and apprenticeship opportunities due to a partnership with the Wiltshire College.
The Development Director at St Modwen Industrial and Logistics, Peter Davies stated: “St Modwen Park Chippenham is a key industrial and logistics site in the South-West region. We have already had a significant amount of interest due to its excellent location and we are able to meet specific occupier requirements with build to suit solutions in addition to our high-quality speculative build programme.”
Furthermore, the site is ideally located off of Junction 17 of the M4 providing the site, which is currently being developed by a logistics company, with essential transport links to the wider nation but, more immediately, with Bristol and Swindon.
The Executive Director at Wiltshire Council, Alistair Cunningham commented: “St Modwen Park Chippenham is an important site with real potential for growing employment in the north of the county. Once complete, the site will drive economic development as well as bring job opportunities to the area.”
The Operations Manager at Winvic Construction Ltd, Ben Shearman added: “Our relationship with St Modwen has gone from strength to strength and we look forward to commencing work on site and continue working in partnership to deliver quality units across the UK.”
Subject to the progression of this first phase in the project, St Modwen expect to begin construction of a second phase in 2020.
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