Liberty Property Trust (a Prologis company) and Stoford Developments have completed the construction of two speculative industrial/logistics units at a £45m development in Staffordshire, which could create up to 700 jobs.
The new buildings – L115 and L48 – deliver 115,000 sq ft and 48,000 sq ft of Grade A industrial/logistics accommodation at Liberty Park, Lichfield.
Derbyshire-based G F Tomlinson was lead contractor for the development.
Based on a 30-acre development site just a few minutes’ walk from Lichfield Trent Valley train station, Liberty Park, Lichfield has planning consent for approximately 441,000 sq ft, including build-to-suit units from 40,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft.
Major improvements have been made to site access and infrastructure, including new car parking facilities and the replacement of a road bridge over the West Coast Main Line.
Tony Nash, Director, Stoford Developments, said: “We are delighted to have completed work on this major employment project, which provides quality industrial and logistics accommodation in a strategically important location.”
Councillor Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “Liberty Park presents the county with another prime investment site with superb connectivity. The county council, working on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, created access to the site with the new road bridge over the West Coast Mainline. This was a complicated engineering project which will pave the way for new jobs in the region. The project has been further demonstration of how public and private sectors have worked together to deliver results. It is also another example of the county council and partners laying the foundations for growth.”