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ST. MODWEN SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION TO MOVE INTO NEW FACILITY AT SKYPARK IN EXETER

ST. MODWEN SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LOCAL HOUSING ASSOCIATION TO MOVE INTO NEW FACILITY AT SKYPARK IN EXETER

Leading UK regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, is helping one of the region’s largest employers, DCH, move into a new 30,000 sq ft office space at its 1.4 million sq ft Skypark scheme in Exeter. 

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen and Devon County Council’s development partner for the £210m Skypark development, said:

“We are starting on site with the first phase of offices at Skypark at the start of next year. After recent success with the new ASOC HQ and the logistics hub for Geopost, we’ve signed a forward sale agreement with DCH for them to purchase a 30,000 sq ft office unit at our Skypark site. The planning application for the building has just been approved.

“There is currently a shortage of office space in the local market which is driving development at Skypark, as shown by these ‘State of the Art’ energy efficient offices which will be the first office building to be built.”

“Skypark’s accessibility is already proving appealing to occupiers. It is located only two miles east of Junction 29 of the M5 in the new Exeter and East Devon Growth Point Area. The area has extensive new road infrastructure in place, as well as new public transport access via the new bus services and train services into Exeter and East Devon. Over £3.5 mil of infrastructure has also been delivered onsite including three acres  of Public Realm Space.

Russell Baldwinson Group Development Director at DCH said: “The granting of planning permission represents a significant milestone in the delivery of our new office building and we are very much looking forward to working with St. Modwen on the project.”

The new offices will join the Ambulance Special Operations Centre (ASOC West) and DPD UK’s new 60,000 sq ft distribution centre on site.

Being delivered over 20 years, Skypark represents one of the most important strategic developments sites in the SW of England and on completion the 110 acre site will provide 1.4 million sq ft of warehouse, industrial and office space and deliver up to 6,500 new jobs.

Any businesses interested in rent or purchase opportunities at Skypark should contact St. Modwen’s agents Alder King or visit www.skyparkexeter.co.uk.

NEW DPD UNIT DELIVERED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET AT SKYPARK

This month saw the leading UK regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, complete and deliver a new 60,000 sq ft flagship depot for DPD (UK) at its £210m Skypark scheme, situated to the north of Exeter Airport.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen in the South West, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to develop this new depot for DPD and to welcome them to Skypark. The development’s close proximity to the M5, where all of the infrastructure is now in place to facilitate quick access to the motorway, makes it an ideal location for any occupier needing excellent transport links. Interest in bespoke design and build new office and industrial or warehousing buildings at Skypark is strong, not only because of the improved market demand in the South West but also because of the fantastic environment we are creating at this development through the five acre public realm area.”

The national express delivery service will employ 147 people at its new Devon based site. The depot is one of three units across the UK that St. Modwen is delivering for DPD (UK) along with a 69,000 sq ft depot in Stonebridge Park, Liverpool and a 60,000 sq ft facility in Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent.

The 1.4million sq ft Skypark Business Park, being developed in joint venture with partner, Devon County Council, can provide accommodation to meet specific occupier needs on a design and build basis for 20,000 to 200,000 sq ft of industrial space and 5,000 to 500,000 sq ft of office space. Businesses interested in design and build opportunities at Skypark should contact agents Jones Lang LaSalle or Alder King or visit stmodwen.co.uk

BUSINSSES SET TO BENEFIT FROM NEW PRIMARY ACCESS ROAD INTO SKYPARK

BUSINSSES SET TO BENEFIT FROM NEW PRIMARY ACCESS ROAD INTO SKYPARK

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has started works on a new primary access road off the Clyst Honiton Bypass to open up the office element at the £210 million Skypark scheme in Exeter.  

The new Western Avenue Road, entering the western end of the 100 acre site, will be completed in September 2015 by civil engineering and building company, Dawnus Construction Ltd, and will greatly improve access for existing and prospective businesses to all major motorway networks via Junction 29 of the M5.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen, Devon County Council’s joint venture partner for the 20 year Skypark project, said:
“This new primary access road, together with other roads going in to the site later this year, will complete the £1 million investment of road and services infrastructure at Skypark. With the Western Fields landscaping also close to completion, all of the site’s key infrastructure will be in place for occupiers to enjoy the unique working environment being created.”

Skypark will be one of the South West’s most significant Business Park developments combining office, industrial and distribution space with hotel, local facilities and a biomass and gas combined heat and power plant in a landscaped environment of over 100 acres.

Accommodation can be provided to meet specific commercial or office occupier needs on a design and build basis, with build options from 5,000 to 20,000 sq ft. On completion, Skypark, one of the key developments forming part of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point initiative*, will provide 1.4 million sq ft of warehouse, industrial and office space and deliver up to 6,500 new jobs.

GREEN LIGHT GIVEN FOR PUBLIC REALM AREA AT SKYPARK

GREEN LIGHT GIVEN FOR PUBLIC REALM AREA AT SKYPARK

1 October 2014

GREEN LIGHT GIVEN FOR PUBLIC REALM AREA AT SKYPARKSt. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has gained planning consent to landscape five acres of land, at the £210 million SkyPark scheme in Exeter, to create a naturally picturesque entrance into the development.

With ground works started and advanced planting scheduled to commence towards the end of this year, this public realm area will line the site’s frontage along the Clyst Honiton bypass.  It will include a tree-lined avenue into the development surrounded by grassland and hedges as well as ornamental plants and shrubbery native to the area.  Trim Trail exercise stations will also be provided to encourage use by local joggers and walkers as well as 16,000 sq ft of woodland area.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen, Devon County Council’s joint venture partner for the 20 year SkyPark project, said:
“Our vision is to provide a picturesque and inviting entrance into the SkyPark development, as well as recreational spaces for the local community to enjoy, both in 18 months time, when the landscaping is complete, as well as for years to come as the development expands and grows in line with business demand for unit space at SkyPark.”

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Paul Diviani, added: “With the new Clyst Honiton bypass fully operational and the new Ambulance Special Operations Centre building now complete, this first phase of landscaping work will create the perfect first impression for other commercial enterprises looking to locate to SkyPark.”

On completion, SkyPark, one of the key developments forming part of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point initiative*, will provide 1.4 million sq ft of warehouse, industrial and office space and deliver up to 6,500 new jobs.

ST. MODWEN COMPLETES NEW FLAGSHIP OPERATIONAL AMBULANCE FACILITY AT £210M SKYPARK DEVELOPMENT

ST. MODWEN COMPLETES NEW FLAGSHIP OPERATIONAL AMBULANCE FACILITY AT £210M SKYPARK DEVELOPMENT

25 July 2014

ST. MODWEN COMPLETES NEW FLAGSHIP OPERATIONAL AMBULANCE FACILITY AT £210M SKYPARK DEVELOPMENTSt. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has completed and handed over a new flagship operational ambulance facility for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, at its £210m Skypark* scheme in Exeter.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen in the South West, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to develop this new Ambulance Special Operations Centre (ASOC West) for the Trust and to welcome them on site as the first official occupiers at SkyPark.  The development’s close proximity to the M5, where all of the infrastructure is now in place to facilitate quick access to the motorway, makes it an ideal location for any occupier needing excellent transport links. Interest in bespoke design and build new office and industrial/warehousing buildings at Skypark is strong, not only because of the improved market demand but also because of the fantastic environment we are creating at this development.”

Rob Cross, Project Manager at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, added:

“Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, our new Ambulance Special Operations Centre will house a team of specially recruited, trained and equipped ambulance paramedics to provide the NHS ambulance response to a range of demanding, technical and potentially hazardous incidents across the whole of the Trust’s operational area.  This bespoke unit built for us by St. Modwen will also serve as a rapid response service for the local area including the emerging community of Cranbrook and enterprises of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point.”

Leader of East Devon District Council, Cllr Paul Diviani, added: “It is marvellous to see the first occupiers arriving at Skypark. We have been pursuing an infrastructure led approach to development here, building the roads, including the new Clyst Honiton bypass, and getting the heating network in place so occupiers can then establish themselves quickly and reap the benefits of Skypark’s strategic location.”

 

DPD UK SIGNED AND SEALED FOR SKYPARK

DPD UK SIGNED AND SEALED FOR SKYPARK

15 July 2014

DPD UK SIGNED AND SEALED FOR SKYPARKSt. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has gained planning consent alongside its joint venture partner, Devon County Council, to build a new 60,000 sq ft depot on behalf of express delivery service, DPD (UK) at the £210m Skypark scheme, situated to the north of Exeter Airport.

The approved proposal will see DPD UK employ 147 at Skypark and establish a flagship depot within the initial phase of development at the 1.4 million sq ft Business Park.

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen in the South West, commented: “Having DPD UK choose Skypark as its operational base for distribution is testament to this location and the significant investment we have put in over the past year with our joint venture partners, Devon County Council, into improving Skypark’s overall infrastructure and connectivity.

“There is real positive momentum building at Skypark with the construction for DPD UK following quickly on from the completion last month of the operational building for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and several other occupiers expressing interest. People are really starting to see the benefits of the sustainable and high quality environment Skypark has to offer.”

Accommodation at Skypark can be provided to meet specific occupier needs on a design and build basis for 20,000 -200,000 sq ft of industrial space and 5,000 – 500,000 sq ft of office space. Over the next 20 years, Skypark is predicted to create up to 6,500 new jobs with a significant positive investment into the local economy as part of the wider Exeter and East Devon New Growth Point initiative.** For further information on the scheme and to view the site masterplan visit www.skyparkexeter.com

CLYST HONITON BYPASS OPENS

CLYST HONITON BYPASS OPENS

1 October 2013

Ian Guy, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen, the company working with Devon County Council as the joint venture partner and developer of the £210 million Skypark scheme, said: “The completion of the Clyst Honiton bypass is a vital piece of infrastructure for the Skypark development and is central to the overall growth of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Area. There will be a real sense of having arrived at a vibrant new area when people drive up the bypass through the impressive new tunnel past Skypark’s new entrance. Skypark now has immediate connections to Exeter Airport, and the A30 dual carriageway linking to the nearby M5 motorway. It also sits on a new rapid public transport route, so occupiers will be able to reap the benefits of Skypark’s strategic location.”