Infrastructure sites and project news
The county council is involved in almost £250 million of investment in business parks, infrastructure, superfast broadband and skills.
Working with our partners, we are supporting the development of eight key business sites across Staffordshire - giving local businesses the space they need to grow, and a cost-effective base for businesses to relocate here to create jobs and invest in the local supply chain.
We also support 395 businesses in our 11 affordable Enterprise Centres to support businesses to start up and grow with flexible lease terms.
January 2017 update
Redhill Business Park
A Staffordshire County Council owned site located to the north of Stafford on the A34, close to junction 14 of the M6
Redhill in Stafford will be home to two new facilities for the town’s biggest employer, General Electric. A speculative unit by Birmingham developer, Trebor, will be completed early in the new year. Redhill is now nearing full capacity.
Kingswood Lakeside Park
To the south of Cannock, high quality business park located adjacent to the M6 Toll.
Hellerman Tyton, the leading cable management manufacturer of products for fastening, fixing and protecting cables and connecting components, have located their new UK distribution base to Kingswood Lakeside.
The company’s new UK distribution base incorporates state-of-the-art conference facilities along with product demonstration areas. It is developing space for the training of staff as part of Hellermann Tyton’s academy programme and to introduce customers to the company’s extensive product range.
HellermannTyton’s development saw a £750,000 investment from the Government’s Growing Places Fund through the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by the county council land opposite HellermannTyton is being developed to house the new headquarters of Cannock-based catering equipment distributor First Choice Group.
The developer Opus Land has also had plans approved for two speculative developments on two more plots, covering 14 acres of land.
Kingswood Lakeside is already home to environmental management firm Veolia and logistics company APC Overnight.
The County Council’s involvement has transformed the site from low quality agricultural land.
More information about Kingswood Lakeside Park - high quality business park located adjacent to the M6 Toll.
400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site. Developer: Nurton Developments.
The Branston Locks development, which is to the south west of Burton-upon-Trent, will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site. Infrastructure works will pave the way for the development and are on schedule to complete by summer 2017.
Bericote Four Ashes, South Staffordshire
52 acre site with a new outline planning consent for B8 distribution development.
Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to 550,000 sq foot site at Four Ashes – and development is already well underway.
Following the allocation of £2million through the Local Growth Fund, the county council created an access road to the site and work will now take place to improve the trunk road junction, linking to the M6 and M54. The site is now owned by Bericote Properties.
More information about Bericote Four Ashes - on the makeitstokestaffs website.
Liberty Park, Lichfield
441,000 sq foot of industrial and warehouse units
Liberty and partner Stoford Developments have secured planning permission for the construction of new industrial and warehouse units.
Road access improvements was carried out by Staffordshire County Council cost £4million and was paid for from the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal funding allocation from the Government, with additional financial contributions from the Liberty Property Trust.
More information about Liberty Park - On the makeitstokestaffs website.
i54 South Staffordshire
located next to Junction 2 of the M54, near to Pendeford, on the boundary between South Staffordshire and Wolverhampton
Two more companies recently announced relocation to the site – British security hardware and electronics business ERA and engineering firm Tentec Ltd. They join a number of global companies already at the site including Aerospace company MOOG, food testing specialists Eurofins, ISP (International Security Printers) and Jaguar Land Rover.
More information about i54 South Staffordshire - On the makeitstokestaffs website.
Innovation Centre 5 and 6
High quality office and workshop accommodation for high tech businesses at Keele University Science and Innovation Park.
Two businesses have now relocated to IC5 on five year leases with strong demand for the rest of the space. The county council will formally decide whether to invest in the development of IC6 in January to further capitalise on demand.
The county council invested £7million to fund and help build IC5.
More information about IC5 and Keele University Science and Innovation Park - On the makeitstokestaffs website.