Industrial development gets go-ahead

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Property company Key Land Capital has been given the green light for a development of small industrial units near Birmingham city centre.

A planning application to redevelop the site of Kestrel House, at Aston Brook Street East, in Aston, has been approved by Birmingham City Council

Key Land Capital acquired Kestrel House, a 16,600 sq ft unit on a 0.42 acres site for £700,000, last year.

The plans include seven new build, high quality class E and B2-usesmall industrial units. The company hopes to start work on site in early 2022.

Kestrel House is the former headquarters of Hobday, which traded as e-shopfitting, wholesalers of shop fittings and sign equipment.

The three-storey property was originally built in 1900 and comprises a variety of buildings, which have been acquired and adapted over time. It includes a showroom, stores and offices and links to adjacent warehousing, workshops and outbuildings.

Key Land Capital managing director Kevin Sharkey said: “There is a growing demand for small business units so we are delighted that we have gained planning consent for our redevelopment of the site in Aston.

“We are confident the units will be popular with companies looking for high quality accommodation in a great location with excellent transport links Aston is an area we believe has enormous potential and we will continue to invest in the area.”