Commercial People have learned that property developer Barberry Industrial, is set to deliver a brand new 57,000 sq ft manufacturing and design facility in Birmingham.
Located at the city’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH), Barberry Industrial was selected as the sites preferred developer for the by Birmingham City Council and Homes England.
Commenting on the appointment; Barberry Industrial’s Development Director Jon Robinson said: “We are very excited to announce that we have been selected as preferred purchaser and development partner to deliver Barberry 57 – a high quality, grade A advanced manufacturing facility located in a prime position at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub.
“This represents another excellent piece of business between Barberry, Birmingham City Council, and Homes England. The new development will provide the occupier with a state-of-the-art facility with easy access to the M6 and Birmingham city centre. It is also expected to attract further investment to the region, generate further economic growth and new jobs for the region.
“We have worked hard and invested heavily to create a Barberry brand in the mid-box industrial/logistics market, providing high-quality buildings for occupiers, built to an institutionally acceptable specification. It is therefore hugely satisfying to know that the quality of our developments is recognised.”
Construction could start on site before the end of the year, with practical completion expected in Q3 2021. The development is expected to attract investment to the region and could create up to 250 jobs.
Barberry Industrial currently has a 3.3 million sq ft industrial/logistics development portfolio with a Gross Development Value of more than £398 million.
Highlighting the significance of the deal to the city of Birmingham, Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is a huge vote of confidence in Birmingham’s economic recovery and means jobs and investment at a time when they are sorely needed. The Advanced Manufacturing Hub continues to be a real success story, with major occupiers such as Hydraforce, Guhring, Mayflex, Y International, and Salts Healthcare, creating over 1,500 jobs.
“Now, with this investment from Barberry, we can build on that success, creating the jobs and opportunities needed in Birmingham.”
Featured Image: An artist’s impression of the Barberry 57 development at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham.