Commercial property developers Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments have completed construction of two speculative industrial/logistics units at a £45 million business park in Staffordshire.
Located at Liberty Park in Lichfield, the scheme is expected to create up to 700 jobs. The two new buildings – L115 & L48 will deliver 115,000 sqft and 48,000 sq ft of Grade A accommodation.
Briefly commenting on the completion of the construction work, Tony Nash, Director at Stoford Developments, said: “We are delighted to have completed work on this major employment project, which provides quality industrial and logistics accommodation in a strategically important location.”
Liberty Park is based on a 30-acre development site just a few minutes walk from the nearby Lichfield Trent Valley train station, as well as 14 minutes drive north of Birmingham, making it an ideal place for any logistics firm in the county.
Councillor Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “Liberty Park presents the county with another prime investment site with superb connectivity. The county council, working on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, created access to the site with the new road bridge over the West Coast Mainline.
“This was a complicated engineering project which will pave the way for new jobs in the region. The project has been further demonstration of how public and private sectors have worked together to deliver results. It is also another example of the county council and partners laying the foundations for growth.”
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Chris Kershaw, Director, Leasing, Liberty Property Trust UK Limited;
James Leavesley, board member, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP and Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire with special responsibility for business;
Ed Peel, Development Manager, Stoford;
Caroline Binns, Associate Director, Marketing & Leasing, Liberty Property Trust UK Limited;
Tony Nash, Director, Stoford;
Richard King, former Director of Place and Community, Lichfield District Council;
Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council.