Global property group Goodman has secured a planning consent from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to broaden the scope of future new development at its Birmingham Business Park.
While Goodman already has planning consent to develop further office accommodation on the site, the company has now received consent to widen the choice of usage on part of the site.
An area of land, Plot 5000, has a new outline planning permission for up to 370,000 ft² of industrial/warehouse development. The consent provides Goodman with the flexibility to attract a broader range of companies, and potentially evolve Birmingham Business Park into a commercial hub offering a diverse variety of workplace accommodation, as experienced at Goodman's business parks in Hatfield and Gloucester.
As part of the agreed planning consent, Goodman has established a set of design guidelines to ensure the development maintains the highest standards of quality established at the Park. These are designed to ensure that the development integrates with the existing high quality office development at the park.
James Raven, Goodman Development Director for UK Business Parks, said: "Birmingham Business Park is established as one of the most successful business locations in the Midlands. In broadening its appeal to a wider range of companies we are accelerating the prospects of further occupation and contributing even further to the region's economy."
He continued: "Delivering business locations which offer a mix of different occupational uses is a model that Goodman has deployed to great effect across a number of sites nationwide. We firmly believe that adopting this approach at Birmingham Business Park will enhance the prospects of continued success."