Multi-million pound development announced at Northamptonshire site
Midlands-based commercial property developer Barberry has unveiled plans for the £9.5m development of a 70,000 sq ft warehouse unit at the site of a former DIY store in Northamptonshire.
Barberry today confirmed its acquisition of a 3.5-acre site at Sopwith Way, Daventry, for an undisclosed sum from New River Retail.
It marks the latest in a growing portfolio of production/warehouse developments for Barberry, which has a 2018/19 pipeline of mid-box units at 16 individual buildings totaling 850,000 sq ft.
The developer recently completed units of 46,000 sq ft and 65,000 sq ft in Birmingham. both of which were promptly placed under offer before practical completion.
In a joint venture with Richardson, Barberry has also started construction of the first phase of five mid-box industrial units, totaling 174,500 sq ft, in Bristol, and has been selected as the development partner to deliver a £140m business park – with more than 1.75 million sq ft of accommodation – at Aycliffe Business Park in County Durham.
Barberry development director Jon Robinson said: “I am pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of the former Focus DIY site in Sopwith Way, Daventry and are looking forward to delivering a high-quality warehouse in a prominent location fronting the A361 Drayton Way.
“The site is located next to the established Drayton Fields Industrial Estate, which has limited availability due to its popularity and we hope to provide additional accommodation to fit with occupational demand.
“This will be a speculative development, demonstrating our confidence in both the Barberry product, the location and the appetite within the industrial and logistics sector for warehouse units of this size across the Midlands market. Our investment will help generate new jobs for Daventry and further economic growth.”