St Modwen Developments Ltd is replacing derelict buildings at Woodingdean, Brighton, with a 9.5 acres business park that will create hundreds of employment opportunities for the city.
Work has started on the demolition of the former Sunblest Bakery to make way for the development of the 4,313 sq m (154,000 sq ft) Woodingdean Business Park. Detailed planning consent has been granted for the first phase, a 1,760 sq m (18,940 sq ft) office building. The site has been brought forward for redevelopment by St Modwen in collaboration with the freeholders, Brighton & Hove City Council.
Simon Rutter of St Modwen Developments, the development subsidiary of St Modwen Properties PLC, said: “We are pleased at long last to be able to make a start on the redevelopment of this prominent site. Demolition of the former bakery, which has been vacant for a number of years, is now underway and the first speculative building will be started in the Spring.
“Interest in occupying both office and industrial accommodation on the site is very positive and we are hoping to continue a rolling programme of new buildings over the next two to three years.”
Brighton & Hove Executive councillor for Regeneration, Don Turner, said: “The development of this site is a major part of our strategy to bring more jobs to Brighton and Hove. The high quality premises that will be built on this eastern gateway to our city will attract inward investors and encourage local companies to expand and stay in the city.”
The letting agent for the scheme is Meyrick of Haywards Heath.
For further information contact Simon Rutter of St Modwen on 020 7499 5666.
Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).