Barberry Industrial reveals £28m logistics plan

Barberry Industrial has revealed plans to develop three manufacturing/logistics units totalling 220,750 sq ft at West Midlands business park in a £28m project.

The proposal will see an industrial/logistics unit of 47,750 sq. ft, 62,000 sq. ft and 113,000 sq. ft built near Wolverhampton at Hilton Cross Business Park, and would reportedly bring a “much-needed investment” and jobs to the region.

Jon Robinson, development director and shareholder of Barberry Industrial, said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected as purchaser for this prime site at junction 1 of the M54 at Wolverhampton, based upon our track record and delivery of previous projects.

“We have submitted a detailed planning application this week for the development of three high quality manufacturing/logistics units, with a view to securing planning and enabling us to start construction on site in Q2 2021.”

He added: “We are confident that the quality of our development, combined with this excellent location will generate a great deal of interest from potential occupiers, catering for pent-up demand for both freehold and leasehold requirements and provide a logistics location for occupiers supplying into i54 on Junction 2 of the M54.”

The West Midlands-based property investor and developer was selected by South Staffordshire Council as the “preferred purchaser” of the last two remaining plots on Hilton Cross Business Park.

Barberry reportedly submitted a “detailed planning application” to South Staffordshire District Council.

Brian Edwards MBE, Council leader for South Staffordshire Council, said: “When the council acquired the land at Hilton Cross we were always very keen to see it developed to bring jobs and growth to South Staffordshire and, subject to planning permission, I’m delighted that this should hopefully be the case.

“With the proposed development at Hilton Cross, and other key employment sites, including some of our own developments, it really demonstrates this council’s commitment to the economic prosperity of this area and the benefits it will bring to businesses of all shapes and sizes.”


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