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Medium-sized industrial buildings with extra-large yards – a rare feature in Staffordshire – are attracting keen occupational interest for St. Modwen on its well-established business park, Centre 38, Barton Business Park at Barton-under-Needwood, near Burton-on-Trent.

The two buildings, of 35,000 sq ft and 30,000 sq ft and scheduled for completion at the end of October, are now clad and will offer a ‘middle range’ of industrial accommodation, with impressive oversize yards.

Paul Smith, development surveyor, St. Modwen, stressed the importance of the scheme.

“Oversize yards for this size of building are quite unusual and allow for occupiers to have a good amount of external storage area. Prospective occupiers will have the option of either buying or renting the units.”

Paul Rushton, director of Rushton Hickman, joint agents with Atisreal, said:

“We generally experience a good level of demand in this strategic A38 corridor which is attractive to logistical and warehouse companies. This development appeals to such companies because each unit also has four dock-loading doors, an uncommon facility in buildings of this size.”

The 125-acre Business Park comprises more than one million sq ft of industrial accommodation and employs over 1,000 people. Just one plot of 6.5 acres remains undeveloped; fronting the business park, with superb visibility from the A38, it is capable of accommodating 109,000 sq ft in a single unit or a range of smaller units.

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Notes to Editors:

St. Modwen Properties plc

St. Modwen is the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, operating across the full spectrum of the property industry through a network of seven regional offices and a Birmingham based head office. The company is wholly focussed upon regeneration with expertise in town centre regeneration, partnering industry, brownfield land renewal and heritage restoration.

For further information, please contact:

Charlotte McCarthy

PR Manager

St. Modwen Properties plc

Tel: 07970 949 914


Paul Raymer

Howle Chapman Raymer

Tel: 0121 313 1000

Paul Smith

Development Surveyor

St. Modwen Properties plc

Tel: 012 222 9400