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St Modwen’s Quinton Business Park gets underway

St Modwen Developments Ltd is embarking on Birmingham’s most prominent business park development, which is already attracting strong interest from international companies.

The ‘gateway’ scheme – Quinton Business Park – an 18-acre site strategically positioned immediately adjacent to Junction 3 of the M5, will provide up to 24,154 sq m (260,000 sq ft) of state-of-the-art offices and generate hundreds of jobs.

Coun. Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, celebrated the completion of the £1 million new roundabout and access roads contract with a visit today (June 1) to the high profile site on Quinton Expressway – the Western gateway to the city centre.

Coun. Bore, welcoming the scheme, said: “Birmingham’s success as a location for investment means that we are in constant need of high quality business accommodation, both in the city centre and out of town. I am therefore delighted to see Quinton Business Park scheme moving ahead. It is a major development opportunity for the west side of the city and benefits from outstanding environmental and communication advantages. I look forward to seeing important jobs for the area being created as a result.

He added: “I am also delighted that we have been able to proceed with the Quinton Business Park development with an exchange of land between the City Council and St Modwen Developments Ltd which has given us a ‘Site of Importance for Nature Conservation’. This exchange has ensured, for the long term, a valuable site of environmental importance for the residents of Birmingham.”

Derek West, of St Modwen said: “Inspired co-operation between Birmingham City Council and St Modwen has enabled us to create 18 acres of arguably the best business park in the Midlands whilst retaining a nine-acre conservation site and improved footpath network for residents including for the first time, a pedestrian crossing of Quinton Expressway into Woodgate Valley Country Park.”

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Mr West added: “This is a true, high quality business park to rival anything in the UK. Offices will be purpose-built for occupiers and offer a high quality environment with excellent parking. The new offices will be located directly next to Junction 3. Occupiers choosing this location will save up to 45 minutes a day in rush hour commuter time compared with a city centre or Edgbaston location.”

The first phase of the 24,154 sq m (260,000 sq ft) development will total 4,645 sq m (50,000 sq ft). Two- and three-storey air-conditioned headquarter-style offices alongside the Quinton Expressway are planned to meet the pent-up demand for high profile quality offices and offer companies quick access to the motorway.

Geoff Thomas, of DTZ Debenham Tie Leung, agents for Quinton Business Park, said: “We are attracting a broad spectrum of enquiries, primarily from motorway commuter-dependant industries, and are in discussions with several potential occupiers interested in office accommodation .

“This is the only business park that offers convenient access to both the Birmingham and Black Country conurbations and is on the main radial route into the city centre from the west.”

Quinton Business Park’s attractions include extensive car parking and one of the finest environmental settings in the region, adjoining a nature conservation area and Woodgate Valley Country Park.

Peter Hing and Jones, of Birmingham, are the architects for Quinton Business Park and construction agents Wakemans, of Birmingham, have been appointed as employers agent, quantity surveyors and planning supervisors.

For further information contact Derek West of St Modwen on 0121-456-2800. Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).