The new £10m workshop and office development at Thurleigh Airfield Business Park for SMH Fleet Solutions Ltd has been completed, allowing for 200 new jobs within the next three years at the specialist vehicle management and logistics firm.

The 40,000 sq ft facility – comprising a new workshop, offices and open storage – provides existing tenant SMH Fleet Solutions Ltd with a new modern facility to replace its existing workspaces for the inspection, repair and refurbishment of vehicles.

St. Modwen gained planning consent to develop 30 acres of the Business Park in October 2016. Construction started January this year, has been completed on schedule and was handed over to SMH Fleet Solutions Ltd earlier this month.

SMH Fleet Solutions Ltd has been a tenant at Thurleigh Airfield Business Park since 2001 and Nick Smith, Development Manager at St. Modwen, commented: “We are really pleased to have been able to accommodate SMH’s expanding business requirements on site with a bespoke building that meets all their needs.”

Simon Withey, SMH Fleet Solutions Ltd, said: “Our new facility will allow us to continue to be industry leaders and will create high-value employment opportunities in Bedfordshire.”

The 389-acre Thurleigh Airfield Business Park is owned and actively managed by St. Modwen.