Jobs created as 15,000 sq ft removals and storage facility launches

A 15,000 sq ft removals and storage facility is the latest development to open at Westpark 26 in Somerset.

The facility opened just before Christmas at the growing Westpark 26 development and has seen Fox Self Storage taking occupation alongside Chudley International Removals, relocating from Ilminster.

The bespoke build on a 15,200 sq ft warehouse and storage facility is part of the Fox Group’s expansion plans and has created and retained 30 new skilled and semi-skilled jobs, while also providing a self-storage facility to meet local and regional demand.

Ben Trickey, commercial director at Summerfield, said: “The creation of jobs is always a welcome part of any new commercial development; enhancing the local economy further and enabling the continued growth of the Fox Group.  I am delighted that Paul Fox entrusted Summerfield Commercial with his latest development here in Somerset and wish him and the team all the best with this new facility.”

Fox Group was founded in 1971 and the latest development is its eighth site in the UK.

Paul Fox, managing director of Fox Group said: “Having taken the completed building back in August last year, I am pleased to have opened the new facility; a very high specification new build on the prestigious and growing site of Westpark 26.”

Westpark 26 has established itself as a prime modern business park, with a range of amenities, serving both the Wellington/Taunton area and the wider M5 corridor.

The 300,000 sq ft site features industrial warehouses, distribution depots, workshops, trade counters, offices and small employment units with planning consent in place for further uses including logistics, manufacturing and health, as well as frontage and roadside options.

The business park boasts a range of existing amenities including a 60-bed Travelodge hotel, the Skylark pub, Shell service station with a Budgens convenience store and Subway, in addition to Costa and McDonald’s restaurants, both with drive-thru facilities.

Summerfield are working on the next terraced units to deliver on Westpark, with unit sizes ranging from approx. 1,800 sq ft up to approx. 18,800 sq ft, – and are currently registering interested parties.

Available to rent now is Unit D1 (2,576 sq ft), Block D, opposite McDonalds and close to Screwfix, Toolstation and Riverford.

All interested parties are encouraged to contact Summerfield Commercial directly, or joint agents Alder King or JLL.


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