Work is to begin on a new UK headquarters building at the flagship Worcester Six development after councillors gave leading developers Stoford the go-ahead.
Wychavon District Council approved a 19,849 sq ft office and 10,000 sq ft assembly building, which will be occupied by ZwickRoell, a world-leading supplier of static materials testing machines that is moving its UK headquarters to the business park.
A third unit – unit 10C – which is situated directly behind the ZwickRoell unit and comprises 37,800 sq ft of flexible employment space, was also approved. Stoford is in discussions with potential occupiers and because it has detailed planning consent, the developer believes it could be delivered within a six-month timeframe.
Edward Peel, Development Manager at Stoford, said it is to appoint contractors with an anticipated start on site in May, with completion in the spring of 2021.
“It’s good news that we are able to begin the next stage of development at Worcester Six for a global customer, which is testament to the quality of facilities there and to the superb connectivity,” he said.
ZwickRoell plans to expand its facilities in the UK, creating a new headquarters and customer experience centre at Worcester Six, and says it hopes to create further opportunities for jobs and expansion in the next few years.