St Modwen Properties chairman Sir Stanley Clarke and officers of South Derbyshire District Council toured the 80-acre Hilton Business Park in an open-top bus at the opening of the new management office on the renamed park.
The offices, formally opened by Coun. Mick Bale, chairman of the council, provide an impressive entrance to the business park which is being created on the site of the former Ministry of Defence’s central vehicle storage depot., more than 110 acres of which have been allocated for housing.
Over the past ten years St Modwen with the MoD have demolished more than 1.5 million sq ft of redundant buildings and then put in roads and infrastructure to serve hundreds of homes that have been built as a natural extension to the village of Hilton. Seventy acres have already been sold and developed for housing and a further 15 acres of residential land will be put on the market next Spring.
The adjoining business park has half a million sq ft of existing warehousing let to 15 companies employing more than 120 people, and , including this area, St Modwen, who bought the Hilton site outright from the MoD just over a year ago, has 80 acres of land now available for redevelopment with the potential for a future railhead connection.
Peter Robbins, senior development surveyor at St Modwen, said: “A number of new enquiries have been generated, including the possible sale of a four acre site for the development of a 15,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre. We can offer tailor made solutions for any potential occupier and have the facility to accommodate the largest of enquiries.”
Issued on behalf of St Modwen Properties PLC by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).