Leicester employment park gets go-ahead

Justin Sheldon

Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has secured outline planning permission for its 4-acre industrial development at Troon Park, Leicester.

Once developed out, Troon Park will house purpose-built units ranging from 2,000 sq ft – 60,000 sq ft three miles north of Leicester city centre.

The scheme is the latest of several being brought forward by HBD throughout the Midlands, including the landmark 48-acre New Horizon industrial scheme in Nottingham, plus two mixed-use projects in Daventry.

As part of the application, a new family pub or restaurant will also be delivered to the A607 frontage once the units are complete.

Justin Sheldon, regional manager at HBD, said: “Troon Park offers an excellent opportunity not just for large businesses but also for smaller companies looking to grow. The scheme not only provides Grade A industrial space – which is in short supply throughout the Midlands – but purpose-built space to suit occupiers’ exact requirements, in a popular location and with an established labour pool.”

“HBD has an excellent track record of delivering high-quality industrial schemes – initial interest has been extremely positive at Troon Park and we look forward to continuing conversations and bringing the scheme forward.”

Kate Richardson, Surveyor at JLL, said: “To create sustainable economic growth, smaller sub 100,000 sq ft facilities are also required – in this market, new-build is a rare commodity, build to suit even more so, with occupiers able to tailor their exact size requirements and specification from 4,703 sq ft upwards. We’re already getting enquiries from a mix of potential occupiers, including manufacturing, storage and distribution companies, as well as ecommerce businesses – Troon Park is an ideal spot for urban logistics companies looking to access the city.”