Major jobs boost on the cards as landmark site brought to the market

One of Redditch’s most recognisable landmark sites is being brought to market with a price tag of £5.5m.

The 6.3 acre commercial development opportunity at 13A & B Ravensbank Drive is best known for the highly visible tall radio mast and satellite dish array which dominates the end of the Coventry Highway.

The site is expected to attract national and international interest and has the capacity to create dozens of jobs for the town.

It is next to the Redditch Gateway speculative development where Amazon has agreed to take a new 534,000 sq ft building on Phase One. Work has now begun on the second and final phase of the development.

Ian Parker, joint managing director of John Truslove, said: “The site comprises an obsolete data centre that was built by British Leyland, later Rover, in the 1970s but it has passed through a number of owners.

“Up until recently, it was owned by the well known AT&T Istel, a major employer in the Redditch area in the 1980s and 1990s, but is now owned Dawn UK Holdco Ltd, an American company that operates data centres in the US.

“We believe that such is the demand for sites like this, that we will receive both regional and national interest from developers and occupiers.

“The site is just off the A435 which leads directly to the Portway junction 3 of the M42 which feeds into the M40, M6, M5 and the national motorway network.

“It also provides fast access to Birmingham International Airport and the national railway network to London and all major cities.”

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