New build office and warehouse approved for Worcester’s Hartlebury Trading Estate

New Hartlebury offices

Planners have given the green light to a 30,000 design and build opportunity at Worcestershire’s largest commercial estate.

Hartlebury 30 will provide 30,000 sq ft of warehouse and office space at Hartlebury Trading Estate, as well as a yard area and 58 car parking spaces.

The permission means that occupiers wanting to establish themselves at the site can now fast-track a design and build project and could be operating from the Estate in as little as 12 months.

Rupert Jeffries, of Collingwood Rigby, the asset manager for the Estate, said: “Demand for opportunities at Hartlebury Trading Estate is high, with the site currently experiencing record low void rates, and we wanted to be able of offer prospective new occupiers a brand new building built to the latest modern standards”

The building will have extensive parking and yard-space.

The planning permission encompasses a single-storey steel portal framed building with an eaves height of 10m with dock and level access doors. The opportunity will include fully fitted office accommodation including raised floors, suspended ceilings, recessed lighting, carpeting and gas fired heating.

Hartlebury Trading Estate currently houses 90 businesses in 130 building ranging from 500 sq ft to more than 100,000 sq ft in a fully landscaped environment that extends to over 230 acres.

Rupert added: “Opportunities of this kind are rare – there has been a very well-documented shortage of high-quality industrial stock across Worcestershire and the West Midlands as a whole, and the chance to be involved in creating and constructing a purpose-built hub is one that we’re confident will be well received.”

Occupiers at the Estate include FedEx, TNT, Wyvern Furniture, FW Hipkin, Concept Furniture and Forest Garden.