Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Mega distribution centre planned for Evesham

A single distribution warehouse of up to 74,320 sq m (800,000 sq ft) could be built in Evesham in Worcestershire at Vale Business Park.

Plans have been submitted for a 16.2ha (40 acre) tranche of land allocated in the Local Plan Review for manufacturing and distribution uses as the second phase of the park.

The plan for up to 74,320 sq m (800,000 sq ft) of space was submitted at the end of 2005 by Evesham Estates, a joint venture between Barberry and Cirrus Properties.

Distribution warehousing is expected to form a large proportion of the planned development on the A46 because of the business park’s strategic location with direct access to the M42, good communication links to the M5 and its proximity to centres such as Redditch, Tewkesbury Cheltenham and Worcester.

“Vale Business Park has the unusual advantage of being in a natural environment in the heart of the country yet also quickly accessible to a large number of the West Midlands’ regional centres,” explained Timothy Carey, director of Cirrus Properties.

“More and more logistics companies are now seeking locations close to urban centres to be able to meet with the recently introduced Road Transport Directives. We are planning to attract some big space occupiers and anticipate offering a range of size opportunities up to 74,320 sq m (800,000 sq ft).”

Richard Moon of Barberry, said: “Some 50 mainly local and regional companies already occupy the 28.3ha (70 acre) first phase of the business park. We are hoping to be granted planning consent for the second phase in the Spring.”