Posted on Monday 20th March 2023
The i54 South Staffordshire extension site
Work to develop two plots at a major Midlands business park in preparation for new occupiers will soon get under way.
One is on the main i54 South Staffordshire site, with the other on the recently completed western extension, which provides a further 60 acres for business development.
An access road will first be built for the occupier on the main site, beginning next month, while construction on the western extension plot will start later this month.
The i54 South Staffordshire management team is now marketing the final plot on the western extension. Businesses and developers can find out more at www.i54online.com
i54 South Staffordshire was delivered by a partnership of Staffordshire County Council, the City of Wolverhampton Council and South Staffordshire Council. The western extension was completed last year and will support the creation of more than 1,000 jobs when fully occupied.
The extension includes around 42 acres of fully serviced factory platforms ready for new occupiers to build units on for advanced manufacturing, technology, training and innovation.
The works included the construction of a 1km road linking the main i54 site to the new extension, new footpaths and cycleways, diverting and improving the public bridleway, drainage works, the planting of 10,000 trees and the development of a further access road to serve future occupiers.
Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy and skills Philip White said:
Further development at i54 South Staffordshire is great news for the site and the local economy, with more employment opportunities in the pipeline. We know the occupiers want to be operating as soon as possible.
Seeing construction beginning of the final plots along with the main i54 South Staffordshire site along with the first on the western extension is a significant milestone. With other businesses ready to begin development soon and keen interest in the remaining plot, we can expect to see more activity in the coming months.
The success of i54 South Staffordshire demonstrates how we’re delivering on our long-term economic growth strategy. This sets out how we plan to develop our key transport corridors, complete major infrastructure projects with partners and attract investors which support job creation. Ultimately this activity generates business rates which in turn supports the funding of public services.
The strength of our partnership with the City of Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire councils has been the real driver in the success achieved so far.”