A 46,000 sq ft warehouse is to be built on a north Birmingham site as the city finally begins to make progress on ambitious plans for new logistics floorspace.
Stourbridge-based developer Barberry is to speculatively develop on a 2.5-acre site at Walsall Road, north of the city centre. Work on site will be completed this year.
It will have fully-fitted first floor offices, and secured loading yard with both level and dock level access. The site has an extensive frontage to the A34 and is a six-minute drive from Junction 6 of the M6.
Jon Robinson, development director at West Midlands based Barberry Developments, said: “Our scheme will provide much needed stock to the mid-sized industrial/warehouse sector within Birmingham."
“We have already had several occupiers contact us about the scheme and hope we can satisfy their requirements.
“We have several other projects of a similar size in the pipeline, which we will announce in 2017, as we seek to capitalise on the many opportunities presented by this dynamic sector.”
JLL and MWRE are the retained property consultants for Barberry.
The move is among the first to follow the formal go-ahead for Birmingham’s new city development plan, which was finally approved by ministers just before Christmas 2016.
A 'holding direction' preventing Birmingham City Council from proceeding with the 15-year development plan has been lifted by the government in December.