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Construction has started on St. Modwen’s Nunnery Park development in Worcester, after Worcester City Council approved detailed plans for the new gateway scheme.

Strategically located to the east of Nunnery Way on the edge of Worcester, the 20 acre scheme will provide over 240,000 sq ft of employment space and bring a further boost to the local jobs market, with 500 new jobs in the pipeline.

Work has begun to provide direct access to the development, by creating a dedicated left in and left out junction off Nunnery Way, and pedestrian and cycle linkages will be created within the site. Construction will start shortly on the nine speculative trade counter units which will be delivered as part of the first phase of development. St. Modwen has already exchanged contracts with Greene King and KFC to bring forward a new family pub restaurant and a drive-through restaurant on the site.

Julie Rossiter, senior asset manager at St. Modwen, said: “Nunnery Park is a hugely significant scheme for Worcester, creating a new mixed use development incorporating new trade counter units, business and industrial units, as well as a vehicle showroom, new family pub and a drive-through restaurant.

“We are pleased that works are now underway on site and we will continue to work closely with Worcester City Council and the County Council to bring new businesses and jobs to Worcester as the scheme progresses.”

Situated on the A4440, Nunnery Park lies between Junctions 6 and 7 of the M5, making it an ideal location for businesses requiring both local, regional and national connectivity. The development is already attracting a significant amount of interest from local and national occupiers, with further lettings to be announced imminently.

As the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen is already a major investor in Worcester, owning several strategic employment sites including the 275,000 sq ft Shrub Hill Industrial Estate and Great Western Business Park, where work is underway on the next 60,000 sq ft phase.

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