St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has gained planning consent alongside its joint venture partner, Devon County Council, to build a new 60,000 sq ft depot on behalf of express delivery service, DPD (UK) at the £210m Skypark scheme, situated to the north of Exeter Airport.
The approved proposal will see DPD UK employ 147 at Skypark and establish a flagship depot within the initial phase of development at the 1.4 million sq ft Business Park.
Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen in the South West, commented: “Having DPD UK choose Skypark as its operational base for distribution is testament to this location and the significant investment we have put in over the past year with our joint venture partners, Devon County Council, into improving Skypark’s overall infrastructure and connectivity.
“There is real positive momentum building at Skypark with the construction for DPD UK following quickly on from the completion last month of the operational building for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and several other occupiers expressing interest. People are really starting to see the benefits of the sustainable and high quality environment Skypark has to offer.”
Accommodation at Skypark can be provided to meet specific occupier needs on a design and build basis for 20,000 -200,000 sq ft of industrial space and 5,000 – 500,000 sq ft of office space. Over the next 20 years, Skypark is predicted to create up to 6,500 new jobs with a significant positive investment into the local economy as part of the wider Exeter and East Devon New Growth Point initiative.** For further information on the scheme and to view the site masterplan visit www.skyparkexeter.com.