A planning application has been submitted for the first phase of a major development scheme in Tamworth.
The application has been submitted by national developer, St. Mowden for the scheme which is proposed to take place on a 35-acre site, east of junction 10 of the M42, known as Tamworth logistics park.
The development could create up to 1,700 jobs in the area.
"Based on the 10-year average take up for new warehouses in the West Midlands the amount of space available will be gone within one year. The development at Tamworth Logistics Park will therefore deliver much needed accommodation in a strategic location on the M42 corridor for both distribution and manufacturing companies, observed Gregg Titley, Development Director at St Mowden
Tamworth Logistics Park is part of St. Modwen’s growing focus on the development of industrial and logistics sites in areas of high demand across the UK.
As part of the Tamworth development, St. Modwen will create a new access off Trinity Road to service the site. A substantial area of existing open space to the south-west of the site will also be retained, providing natural wildlife habitats.
If the planning application is accepted, the work onsite is due to start during the first quarter of 2018.
The application follows the recent launch of the 153,000 sq ft unit known as CP153 at St. Modwen’s Centurion Park, located adjacent to Tamworth Logistics Park, which could create up to 200 additional jobs in the area.