St. Modwen is continuing to bolster its south west portfolio with the commencement of steelworks for its first speculative 106,000 sq ft unit at St. Modwen Park Chippenham.

The unit forms part of the first phase of development at the 73-acre site which involves comprehensive site wide preparation including a new roundabout access and is expected to be ready for occupation by September 2020.

Once complete, the whole scheme is expected to create around 1,300 jobs as well as skills, training and apprenticeship opportunities through a planned partnership with Wiltshire College during construction. Longer term, St. Modwen Park Chippenham will generate significant inward investment for the local area.

The site is strategically located off junction 17 of the M4 in the heart of the south west logistics triangle, serving the M4 corridor and between Bristol and Swindon.

With work now underway on the scheme, build-to-suit opportunities are available immediately ranging from 100,000 sq ft to 1,000,000 sq ft.

Peter Davies, Development Director at St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics, said:

“The first phase of development at St. Modwen Park Chippenham is an exciting start to this key strategically located logistics employment site, which already has a significant amount of interest due to its excellent location and high-quality speculative build programme.”

Neil Bannerman, Project Manager at Winvic Construction Ltd, commented:

“We are proud to be delivering this high-quality unit as part of phase one in Chippenham, one of a number of schemes Winvic is currently constructing as St. Modwen’s partner.  We hope to continue working with St. Modwen across their UK portfolio and exceeding expectations along the way.”

The joint agents for the site are Alder King, DTRE and JLL. For more information on both sites, please visit: https://stmodwenlogistics.co.uk/property/st-modwen-park-chippenham/