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Barberry Industrial Reveals £28m Business Park Project

Barberry Industrial has today revealed plans to develop three high-quality manufacturing/logistics units at a prime West Midlands business park as part of a £28 million project.

Barberry’s propose to build units of 47,750 sq ft, 62,000 sq ft and 113,000 sq ft at the 220,750 sq ft Hilton Cross Business Park, near Wolverhampton.

Barberry Industrial Development Director and shareholder Jon Robinson said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected as [the] purchaser for this prime site at junction 1 of the M54 at Wolverhampton, based upon our track record and delivery of previous projects.

“We have submitted a detailed planning application this week for the development of three high-quality manufacturing/logistics units, with a view to securing planning and enabling us to start construction on site in Q2 2021.

“We have an excellent working relationship with South Staffordshire Council and we are looking forward to working with them to deliver this prime motorway-connected manufacturing/logistics scheme of more than 227,750 sq ft of self-contained, high-quality accommodation to help satisfy demand in the mid-box sector.”

The units which will bring much-needed investment and jobs to the region will be built to exacting energy efficiency and sustainability levels and will also include provisions for electric charging points – future-proofing the facility for the recently announced ban on new petrol & diesel cars in 2030.

The West Midlands-based property investor and developer was selected by landowner South Staffordshire Council as the preferred purchaser of the last two remaining plots on the well-established business park.

Grant Mitchell, Assistant Director [of] Enterprise and Growth at South Staffordshire Council, said: “The council has worked positively with Barberry for some time to realise the potential of the two plots on Hilton Cross and it’s good to see such well-located quality employment land coming forward for development. The proposals will create much-needed jobs in difficult times and demonstrates the attractiveness of South Staffordshire that Barberry are keen to invest here and add to their already impressive portfolio.”

Despite this year being a challenging one at best for many businesses, 2020 been a busy year for Barberry, who only recently announced the development of a 57,000 sq ft manufacturing and design facility in Birmingham.

Barberry is a major industrial, logistics and manufacturing-led developer with a 3.3 million sq ft development portfolio. The firms’ expansive portfolio also has a Gross Development Value of more than £398 million.

Featured Image: Jonathan Robinson of Barberry Industrial.

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