Work has started on a £38million development in Staffordshire that is set to create more than 700 new jobs.
The new units at Liberty Park, Lichfield, - L115 and L48 - will provide 115,000 sq ft and 48,000 sq ft of Grade A industrial/logistics accommodation with up to 230 combined car parking spaces and 17 lorry spaces. Derbyshire-based G F Tomlinson has been appointed as lead contractor and is expected to complete work on the new units in October 2019.
Construction at Liberty Park, Lichfield, adjacent to the A38 and M6 toll road is backed by development partners Liberty Property Trust and Stoford.
Liberty Park, Lichfield is a 32-acre development site with planning consent for approximately 441,000 sq ft, including units from 40,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft. Major improvements have already been made to site access and infrastructure, including new car parking facilities and the replacement of a road bridge over the West Coast Main Line.
The development is situated approximately 16 miles north of Birmingham, providing speedy access to the A38 and the M6 Toll (Junctions T4 and T5). The site is a minute’s walk from Lichfield Trent Valley train station, with mainline links to London and cross-country links on the Midland’s rail network. Local occupiers include DHL, Newell Rubbermaid, Florette, Tesco and Palletways.
Liberty Park, Lichfield, has been backed by £4million funding through the Government’s Growth Deal and was the first such project to get underway in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The funding is part of an £128million package of major Growth Deal projects being delivered across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire by the local enterprise partnership.
Liberty Park, Lichfield is being jointly marketed by CBRE and Avison Young.