Latest News | 22 May 2023

Ground broken on major new employment site

Ward Recycling
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A contractor has officially broken ground on a major new employment site in Derbyshire.

John F Hunt is now on-site at New Stanton Park – a 180-acre scheme on the former Stanton Ironworks site, led by Verdant Regeneration – a partnership between Ward Recycling and Trust Utilities.

The contractor is currently completing the ground and infrastructure works that will ultimately allow three serviced plots to be developed, capable of accommodating buildings from 11,000 sq ft to one million sq ft-plus, with a dedicated rail hub facility.

Works have commenced on plot one, offering buildings of 11,000 sq ft to 45,000 sq ft and will then move through on to plots two and three, where larger buildings can be accommodated.

Recently, plans were submitted to Erewash Borough Council to build the first warehouse at the site.

According to the application, the proposed warehouse, known as Unit 1, would cover an area of more than 20,000 sq ft and create around 130 jobs. The occupant for the new building has not been disclosed.

It is hoped that New Stanton Park will eventually feature 2.5 million square feet of warehouse and industrial unit space to accommodate around 4,000 jobs.

David Ward, a director at Verdant, said: “This is a great news story for the local area with New Stanton Park now really gathering momentum and becoming a reality.

“Ultimately, the scheme will deliver large scale job creation and transform this former industrial site into a high-quality environment with the aim of delivering a blend of industrial, warehouse and manufacturing.”

The development is being marketed by joint agents M1 Agency and TBD Real Estate.

James Keeton of M1 Agency said: “This is a really exciting development for the site, and the transformation of the planning and development stages into reality.

“Having already secured our first occupier deal, infrastructure woks will immediately flow into construction, and we will be delivering buildings from Q1, 2024 onwards.”

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