Barberry reveals £28 million development plans

Barberry, Jon Robinson

Barberry Industrial has today revealed plans to develop three high-quality mid-box manufacturing/logistics units at a West Midlands business park, in a £28 million project.

Barberry’s proposals to build industrial/logistics units at Hilton Cross Business Park, just off junction one of the M54 near Wolverhampton, would bring much-needed investment and jobs to the region.

The units will be built to exacting energy efficiency and sustainability levels, to include photovoltaic cells on the south-facing slopes of the roof and provisions for electric charging points.

Barberry Industrial development director and shareholder Jon Robinson said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected as purchaser for this prime site, 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.

“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. We are also confident that this development will attract high-quality occupiers, creating much-needed jobs for the region and attracting further investment to the region.”

South Staffordshire Council leader Councillor Brian Edwards M.B.E. 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.”

Grant Mitchell, assistant director enterprise and growth at South Staffordshire Council, said: “The council has worked positively with Barberry for some time to realise the potential of the two plots on Hilton Cross and it’s good to see such well-located quality employment land coming forward for development. The proposals will create much-needed jobs in difficult times and demonstrates the attractiveness of South Staffordshire that Barberry are keen to invest here and add to their already impressive portfolio.”