Developer secures deal for 10-acre employment site

The Redsun site

Liverpool-based Redsun Projects has agreed to acquire a 10-acre site at Hawarden, North Wales.

The site will be acquired from the Welsh Government and is part of the wider Hawarden Business Park, adjacent to the Airbus UK facility.

Hawarden Business Park has been developed as business park by the Welsh Government with a focus on high tech manufacturing and aerospace.

Existing occupiers include Gardner, Aerotech and Tarvin Precision.

The site is also home to an Advanced Composites Research, Training & Development Centre, to provide on-site experience in composites manufacturing, development and research.

It is currently subject to agricultural uses but is zoned for employment use in the Flintshire County Council Local Plan.

The Welsh Government has agreed to provide funding support for the development which will see a first phase of 60,000 sq ft of industrial/logistics space delivering across four units. Future phases can accommodate a further 80,000 sq ft.

Planning will be submitted in the coming weeks with a view to construction starting early 2021.

Nick Wightman, Redsun Projects director, said: “This site fits our development model perfectly and we are confident that well-designed units in this location will prove to be very popular indeed.

“The Welsh Government have been proactive in supporting our ambitions for this site and we look forward to delivering a high-quality product in this prominent location.”

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and North Wales, said: “It’s good to see this development by Redsun progress, and I’m pleased it is moving forward with Welsh Government assistance.

“It is on a key site in the Deeside Enterprise Zone and investments like this will be a key feature as we build back better in North Wales following the COVID-19 outbreak which has had such a significant impact on the economy.”

Legat Owen and Cushman & Wakefield are instructed agents on the development.