Gazeley is pleased to announce that it has been granted detailed planning permission for a 462,000-ft² (approx. 43,000 m²) single distribution unit at Meir Park in Stoke-on-Trent.
The 20-acre site that will form G.Park Stoke, is now immediately ready to develop. The scale of the proposed development, and size of the site, provides an excellent opportunity for Gazeley to partner with potential customers to deliver bespoke, best in class facilities of up to 462,000 ft².
It is an established commercial location, adjacent to the A50 and within easy reach of the A520, M6 and M1, and will form the next phase of development at Meir Park.
Nigel Dolan, Development Manager for Gazeley, adds, "G.Park Stoke will offer a strategically located, sustainable development that will provide a commercially established hub from which to service the region.
"We will focus our efforts on offering locally based occupiers a first class option for relocation in the area, while also endeavoring to attract new companies and inward investment"
G.Park Stoke will incorporate a number of environmental measures. These will include rain water harvesting and recycling, energy efficient lighting, solar panels, low water use appliances and FSC approved timber, all provided as standard by Gazeley. As well as reducing the environmental impact of the development, Gazeley's sustainable design concept will also deliver significant annual operating cost savings for occupiers through reduced energy consumption, and is already ahead of minimum legislative requirements.
This milestone is the latest boost to Gazeley's growing and successful portfolio of sites in the strategic logistics location that is the Midlands. With sites in Chatterley Valley, Tamworth and Rugeley, plus completion soon due at G.Park Crick, the progress at Meir Park is another example of Gazeley's commitment to the region.
Nigel Godfrey, UK Senior Vice President for Gazeley, comments, "Achieving planning consent at Meir Park is yet another boost to Gazeley's expanding land bank, reinforcing the progress already made at key sites across the UK. With multiple major deals agreed this year, the news places Gazeley in a strong position to continue investing in and developing strategic locations in the UK."
Gazeley will continue to work closely with representatives from the Council and local community to ensure that the proposed development will take careful consideration of the neighboring area.
Once operational, the proposed facility at G.Park Stoke will bring a significant number of jobs to the area. Additional employment would also be created during the construction phase.
Source: Lexis PR