Goodman unveils plans for second phase of development at Solent Business Park (UK)

Following the success of the existing Park, which has attracted occupiers such as Zurich Insurance, National Air Traffic Services and Meridian Television, Goodman has earmarked an adjacent 16.8 acre site for extension. S2 will offer bespoke space for businesses to grow, situated close to major transport infrastructure between Southampton and Portsmouth. The site benefits from existing planning consent which can service requirements from 30,000 ft² (approx. 2,800 m²) to in excess of 250,000 ft² of business accommodation all surrounded by natural woodland.

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Goodman has earmarked 16.8 acres to extend the Solent Business Park.

A choice of masterplans have been designed by Goodman, including a single 258,000 ft² campus style office development, individual office buildings ranging from 30,000 ft² to 80,000 ft², plus a combination of office and warehouse space totalling 250,000 ft².

A major attraction is the combination of a sheltered location with direct access to Junction 9 of the M27 motorway, which is just 12 miles from Southampton International Airport. S2 is also well served by 60 retailers, based at the Whitely Village Outlet Shopping Centre and the nearby Meadowside Leisure center. Goodman is confident that the flexibility of the S2 site along with the proximity to the New Forest, Solent beaches, and the array of cultural activities in Southampton and Portsmouth will attract leading occupiers.

The first phase of Solent Business Park, which is managed by Goodman, continues to grow towards 2.55 million ft². Highlighting its standing as one of the South Coast's premier out of town business locations, it has already attracted high profile occupiers, including Zurich Insurance for its European HQ, National Air Traffic Services, Regus, Meridian Television, and Northrop Grumman amongst others.

James Raven, Development Director for Goodman's UK Business Parks, said: "We hope that S2 will emulate the success already achieved by Solent Business Park through our expertise in managing and developing workspace solutions. The indicative masterplans we have produced illustrate the potential of S2 and the opportunity for companies to create a unique business space close to good transport links and local amenities. We are confident that this development will attract new business to the area and provide existing businesses with room for expansion."

Source: FD

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