Hundreds of jobs could be created as plans go in for 500,000 sq ft employment park

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An outline planning application has been submitted for a business park which has the potential to create hundreds of new jobs for a Leicestershire town.

Wellington Business Park forms part of the wider Market Harborough Strategic Development Area. The site is allocated in the Harborough District Council Local Plan for a mix of uses including offices, industrial and warehousing. The masterplan includes flexibility for a range of employment units and will also feature extensive landscaping with pedestrian and cycle links into the town centre.

Historically, the site formed part of the airfield that was used by the RAF in World War II and was home to the Wellington Bombers of No. 14 Operational Training Unit of RAF Bomber Command.

Commercial property agents, Prop-Search has been appointed as sole agent to market and promote the new business park, which has the potential for up to a total of 500,000 sq ft of space for offices and manufacturing and distribution occupiers.

Director at Prop-Search, Richard Baker, said: “Wellington Busines Park represents an exciting opportunity to create a significant number of jobs for the Market Harborough area.”

“We share our client’s ambition for the site and look forward to showcasing the breadth of opportunity it offers to investors, developers and businesses, locally, regionally and nationally – and creating business opportunities in the local community.

Buildings will be available on a build to suit basis with industrial/warehouse units from 10,000 sq ft to 100,000 sq ft and office buildings from 5,000 sq ft. They will be available on a leasehold or freehold basis.