23rd April 2013
Rockingham Park: Work commences on new Avonmouth distribution park
Infrastructure work has commenced on the site of a new distribution park in Avonmouth that will help address the acute shortage of modern and good quality industrial buildings in the region.
Terramond has secured planning consent for up to 160,000 sq ft of employment use development at Rockingham Park, an 8.5 acre site on Smoke Lane in Avonmouth.
Huw Thomas, director at Terramond says: “Rockingham Park opens up opportunities for businesses looking to acquire plots of land to undertake their own development or commission bespoke premises on a design and build basis.
“With demand for good quality modern space currently outstripping supply, there is an urgent need for modern quality stock,” he says.
Andrew Ridler, partner at Alder King who are joint agents on the scheme with Williams Gunter Hardwick, says:
“The site would suit a variety of employment uses, in particular lower density occupiers, for example builders merchants, plant and transport operators, businesses that often find it difficult to find available premises, or alternatively conventional industrial space ranging from 10,000 to 70,000 sq ft.”
Malcolm Gunter from Williams Gunter Hardwick adds: “As the economy continues to improve and with on-going shortages of stock, we anticipate good interest in Rockingham Park. The area is a thriving business location with a diverse range of occupiers.”
The Park takes its name from the former Rockingham anti-aircraft battery, a scheduled historic monument which sits at the centre of the site. As part of the proposed scheme, the surrounding area will be sympathetically landscaped to enhance the survival and setting of the monument.
More information about Rockingham Park is available from Alder King in Bristol on 0117 317 1000 or Williams Gunter Hardwick on 0117 922 1222.