The West Midlands-based commercial property investor and developer, Barberry Group, has delivered a new national headquarters for a leading packaging firm, Allgroup LLP.
Commercial People has learned that construction of the multi-million-pound, 60,000 sqft warehouse at Lakeside Business Park,, Cannock, has reached practical completion and that Allgroup LLP, (trading as Allpack), has acquired the freehold of the unit at one of the region’s key logistics hubs.
Bob Clarke, Operations Director at Allpack, said: “We are delighted to get the keys to our new headquarters, allowing us to continue supporting our clients nationally with the exceptional service levels that have become synonymous with the Allpack brand. The past 12 months has seen the e-commerce sector grow to new records and this facility will further enable us to develop and grow our business whilst continuing to service our customer needs and requirements.
“It has been a pleasure working alongside Barberry and we are delighted with the quality of the building.”
E-commerce facilitator, Allpack, is relocating its regional operations to the new HQ, bringing much-needed investment and dozens of new jobs to the area.
The 3.5-acre site was acquired by Barberry from Staffordshire County Council. Barberry secured detailed planning permission and appointed construction contractor Benniman.
Barberry development director Jon Robinson said: “We purchased this site to deliver a headquarters building on Kingswood Lakeside Business Park. We are proud to confirm we have completed construction of the Allpack HQ on schedule and budget and are delighted to hand the keys to our customer. It offers Allpack a fantastic new headquarters for its national operations as the company expands and relocates from its current base in Aldridge.
“The successful conclusion of this project clearly demonstrates the quality of our mid-box industrial/logistics buildings, the high specification we deliver, our experience and our flexible approach to catering for occupier requirements, and our ability to offer both leasehold and freehold opportunities.”
Staffordshire County Council’s assistant director for business and enterprise, Anthony Hodge, added: “Completion of the Barberry/Allpack unit is a significant milestone in the development of Kingswood Lakeside Business Park as this is the final plot. It has come about as a result of close working between the county council, the GBS LEP and Barberry.”
Barberry Group is one of the Midlands’ largest commercial property developers, boasting a 3.3 million sqft industrial/logistics development pipeline with a Gross Development Value of more than £400 million.
Barberry is currently developing a £35 million state-of-the-art precision engineering advanced manufacturing and design facility for a global leader in military and commercial engine controls systems in Gloucestershire, with work also beginning on a new multi-million-pound centre of engineering excellence in Birmingham.
Featured Image: Front row, right to left; Jon Robinson (Barberry), Bob Clarke (Allpack), Louise Brooke-Smith (GBSLEP): 2nd row – right to left; Marcus Clarke (Allpack), Henry Bellfield (Barberry), Eric Henderson (Staffordshire County Council). 3rd Row – right to left; Jim Clarke (Allpack), George Clarke (Allpack), Richard James-Moore (JLL), Jon Mott (Barberry), Nick Oakley (FDC), Kevin Zamur (Benniman).