St. Modwen, the expert developer and regeneration specialist, is progressing a further phase of speculative building at its Celtic Business Park in Newport with a planning application to provide 130,000 sq ft of additional warehousing and industrial space.
Celtic Business Park is part of the £1bn Glan Llyn site, being developed by St. Modwen. It is already home to online retail giant, Amazon and the new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence for Spanish rail company, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF, S.A.). Subject to planning consent, the next 130,000 sq ft build will be delivered as two speculative units, available for rent, with floor space of 100,000 sq ft and 30,000 sq ft respectively. Both units will be available for occupation in the 3rd quarter of 2019.
This latest activity on site is part of an ongoing programme of speculative and build to suit development at Celtic Business Park, which is set to deliver around 1.5 million sq ft of prime location logistics and production space for South Wales with a potential to create over 6,000 local jobs in the next decade.
Pete Davies, Development Director for St. Modwen West and Wales said:
“National demand for premium quality industrial and logistics space close to the M4 corridor means that our speculative building programme at Celtic Business Park in Newport is continuing to meet occupier requirements and to inject even more inward investment into South Wales, in line with our purpose of changing places and creating sustainable new communities.”It is a strategically important site for St. Modwen, for Newport and for South Wales – the calibre of our new occupiers, Amazon and CAF, are testament to that. The end of the Severn Bridge tolls later this year will remove a significant barrier for occupiers reviewing locations on the M4 corridor, either side of the River Severn. Together with other relevant factors such as available local labour supply and excellent road connections, Celtic Business Park provides a great location for businesses.
The site’s close proximity to junction 23a of the M4 motorway makes it the perfect choice for logistics and distribution firms, as well as local businesses seeking prime real estate to expand their operations.
Design and build opportunities are available to suit requirements from 20,000 – 1million sq ft. Interested parties should contact Knight Frank, Jones Laing LaSalle or visit www.celticbusinesspark.co.uk