THE £5.5 million transport infrastructure project to open up Redditch Eastern Gateway has been completed by Stoford Developments.
Covering 78 acres off Gorcott Hill and the A4023 Coventry Highway, internet giant Amazon has already been linked as one of the first tenants at the site.
Redditch Gateway is a £200million build-to-suit logistics and manufacturing scheme delivering up to one million sq ft of brand new office, logistics and manufacturing accommodation.
Dominating the skyline is Unit A on the north side, a 366,000 sq ft warehouse.
Construction of the building, which has been pre-let to ‘a multinational retailer’ – revealed by Redditch MP Rachel Maclean as Amazon -is set to be completed by autumn this year.
Overall the project will open up approximately 35 acres of development land on the north side in the Bromsgrove district, and a further 27 acres to the south, in the Stratford-on-Avon district.
The Gateway site also has capacity for two additional build-to-suit units of between 150,000 sq ft – 250,000 sq ft, with office space and parking.
Councillor Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “It is great to see the work progressing on the Redditch Gateway site.
“These infrastructure works are critical to enabling the delivery of the brand new logistics and manufacturing premises on the site.
“Redditch Borough Council has worked closely with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP and Worcestershire LEP to support this project, which will bring new investment and jobs to the borough.
“We look forward to working with Stoford Developments on bringing investment and development to the rest of the site.”
Chris Loughran, deputy chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The completion of a high quality industrial development such as Redditch Gateway is key to securing jobs for local people and inviting new investments to the region.
“It is fantastic to see work progressing so well, and GBSLEP is committed to supporting schemes which can have hugely positive impacts for our businesses, residents and visitors. This is a brilliant example of how we can work with our partners to deliver such projects and transform previously unused sites for the development of our regional economy.”