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WHITLEY BUSINESS PARK PUTS COVENTRY IN POLE POSITION

St. Modwen’s Whitley Business Park scheme is helping to put Coventry on the map as a thriving location for business, putting the city in pole position for future key relocations.

Strategically located off the A45 Coventry Road, adjacent to Jaguar’s research and development centre in the city, Whitley Business Park will eventually comprise 1.1 million sq ft of office and industrial accommodation. The Business Park has boosted the provision of quality new office space in Coventry and the first 49,578 sq ft phase, known as Lakeside, is attracting the attention of a range of potential occupiers.

Five units are currently remaining at Whitley Business Park, ranging in size from 2,800 sq ft to 26,000 sq ft. All offer flexible office accommodation which can be tailored to occupiers’ needs. The largest property, Building One, has been designed to suit a company headquarters and can be sub-divided into four separate offices. There are also design and build opportunities available for bespoke industrial/ warehouse space.

Mark Watkins, development surveyor for St. Modwen, said: “Whitley Business Park has made an impact with occupiers because of the range of opportunities it presents, the flexibility of the offering, and the aesthetics of the new business park environment. The feedback we have been receiving has also proven that its location, with quick access to the city’s major arterial routes and at the heart of Coventry’s transport network, will seal the success of Whitley Business Park.”

The scheme benefits from significant frontage to the A45 Coventry Road, close to its junction with the A46. There is excellent connectivity to the surrounding motorway network and in particular the M6, the M40 and the M1. Mainline rail connections are via Coventry City Centre, Warwick Parkway and Birmingham International train stations. Birmingham and Coventry Airports are within a short drive, the latter being within two miles of the scheme.

Savills and Shortland Horne are joint agents for Whitley Business Park. Jonathan Ottewell explained how the city’s improving commercial property market has been boosted by the delivery of quality new office space. “There are several reasons why the Coventry has fast become established as a viable commercial location. Often successfully competing with Birmingham’s offering, the city has scored a host of major occupiers such as Severn Trent, Jaguar Land Rover, BT, AXA and the RICS.

“The city is relatively small, yet there is there is the strong sense of a thriving business community, supported by the City Council and the likes of Coventry First. St. Modwen’s Whitley Business Park is standing out as a model of regeneration and we hope this landmark scheme will act as a catalyst for continued investment.”