Developers showcase Worcester Six units as completion nears
Two new industrial units speculatively built as phase one of a major £120m development in Worcester have been unveiled by developers.
Known as Liberty 162 and Liberty 45, the units have been developed by Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments.
Respectively 162,000 sq ft and 45,000 sq ft, the units are the first to be built at the Worcester Six site – which will eventually provide up to 1.5 million sq ft of commercial space, directly accessed directly from junction 6 of the M5.
The two industrial/warehouse units are expected to reach practical completion and be ready for occupation in June. They have been designed for a variety of employment uses to include technology, manufacturing, industrial and warehousing.
Once complete, Worcestershire County Council expects the wider business park to create around 5,000 jobs.
Highways improvements to access the site have been funded by a £10m infrastructure package managed by Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Growth Deal.
Andrew Blevins, managing director of Liberty Property Trust, said: “As we approach practical completion on our first two units, the quality of the product on offer is clearly evident at Worcester Six. The scheme has been received very well by the market and by project stakeholders. We hope to secure our early lettings over the summer and would encourage anyone interested in locating at Worcester Six to get in touch.”
Stoford director Gerard Ludlow added: “The completion of the first two units at this important scheme is an exciting step forward for Worcester Six and clearly demonstrates our confidence in the market.”
Gary Woodman, chief executive of the LEP, said: “It was great to see the Worcester Six industrial units showcased to local stakeholders. The Worcester Six and wider Worcester Growth Corridor developments will have a hugely positive impact on the local economy, by creating thousands of jobs that will benefit a variety of industries.”