St Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has teamed up with Reflex Nutrition to gain full planning permission for a new company headquarters at Woodingdean Business Park in Brighton.
Brighton and Hove-based Reflex Nutrition is Britain’s number one sports nutrition manufacturing company. The firm, which is currently operating from a number of local buildings, now plans to relocate its headquarters to a new 37,500 sq ft production, office and storage facility at Brighton’s leading business park when construction completes in 2011.
Reflex Nutrition manufactures, sells and distributes a range of sports and health supplements both in the UK and 23 export markets. The company, which has a turnover of £7 million, was established in Brighton and Hove in 1996 and the new facility at Woodingdean Business Park will allow for its further expansion.
Nick Kay, development director at St. Modwen, said: “We are delighted to obtain planning consent for this stunning new facility which is bespoke to Reflex Nutrition’s needs. Reflex is now set to locate its new headquarters at Woodingdean Business Park, which is one of Brighton’s premier business destinations. St. Modwen is bringing unused brownfield land adjacent to the existing park back into use for the benefit of the local economy.”
James Phillips, managing director of Reflex Nutrition Ltd, said: “We are excited to be rapidly expanding the business at Woodingdean Business Park and we feel this is an ideal location for Reflex Nutrition to grow further. We’re excited by the quality of the plans and we’re pleased to be able to expand while staying in our home town of Brighton and Hove. The site gives us enough space for the new facility while still being well-connected and close to Brighton. We’re delighted that St. Modwen has secured consent for these plans and we look forward to moving in.”
In designing the plans, Reflex Nutrition and St. Modwen have focused on developing sustainable and environmentally friendly proposals. Energy saving features such as windcatchers and sunpipes have been incorporated into the buildings, which also include the provision of a wind turbine to provide power for the site, with excess energy feeding into the National Grid.
Woodingdean Business Park currently comprises 75,000 sq ft of office and industrial accommodation and is situated two miles from the A27 on the edge of Brighton and Hove. Reflex Nutrition’s headquarters will be the fifth of six development phases of the Business Park. Alongside this new facility, St. Modwen will be providing additional opportunities for Brighton and Hove-based businesses by providing six new industrial units at the park to which local companies can locate.
Companies wanting to register their interest in these units should contact Oakley Commercial which represented St. Modwen.