£28m development plans for logistics units announced

Jon Robinson

Barberry Industrial has revealed plans to develop three mid-box manufacturing/logistics units totalling 220,750 sq ft at a West Midlands business park in a £28m project.

Barberry says its proposals to build industrial/logistics units of 47,750 sq ft, 62,000 sq ft and 113,000 sq ft at Hilton Cross Business Park, just off junction one of the M54 near Wolverhampton, would bring investment and jobs to the region.

The West Midlands-based property investor and developer has been selected by landowner South Staffordshire Council as the preferred purchaser of the last two remaining plots on Hilton Cross Business Park.

Barberry has submitted a planning application to South Staffordshire District Council.

Barberry Industrial development director and shareholder Jon Robinson said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected as purchaser for this prime site at junction 1 of the M54 at Wolverhampton, based upon our track record and delivery of previous projects.

“We have submitted a detailed planning application this week for the development of three high quality manufacturing/logistics units, with a view to securing planning and enabling us to start construction on site in Q2 2021.

“We have an excellent working relationship with South Staffordshire Council and we are looking forward to working with them to deliver this prime motorway-connected manufacturing/logistics scheme of more than 227,750 sq ft of self contained, high quality accommodation to help satisfy demand in the mid-box sector.”

He added: “We are confident that the quality of our development, combined with this excellent location will generate a great deal of interest from potential occupiers, catering for pent-up demand for both freehold and leasehold requirements and provide a logistics location for occupiers supplying into i54 on Junction 2 of the M54. We are also confident that this development will attract high quality occupiers, creating much-needed jobs for the region and attracting further investment to the region.”

South Staffordshire Council leader Cllr Brian Edwards said: “When the council acquired the land at Hilton Cross we were always very keen to see it developed to bring jobs and growth to South Staffordshire and, subject to planning permission, I’m delighted that this should hopefully be the case. With the proposed development at Hilton Cross, and other key employment sites, including some of our own developments, it really demonstrates this council’s commitment to the economic prosperity of this area and the benefits it will bring to businesses of all shapes and sizes.”