75% of new block at Westpark 26 reserved off-plan as business confidence soars

Eleven of the 14 units available for sale or rent at a new block in the Somerset business park Westpark 26 have been snapped up off-plan as business confidence in the region continues to soar.

The developer, Summerfield, has seen strong interest for Westpark 26’s Block A, a terrace of 14 commercial units that is currently under construction at the business park in Chelston, Wellington.

The high level of enquiries for Block A follows on from the success of Westpark 26’s recently completed Block 2, which in total covers 14,350 sq ft and has seen each of its five units sold or let.

Units at Block A range from 715 sq ft to 1,740 sq ft with each having planning permission for light industrial uses B1, B2 and B8. Summerfield has created a wide range of commercial space within the new phase of development to respond to the individual needs of prospective occupiers.

Ben Trickey, Divisional Director at Summerfield, comments:

“Each new development at Westpark 26 has attracted strong enquiries with most blocks selling out in a matter of months. With construction work now underway, Block A is already more than half taken and we expect the remaining units to be snapped up.

“Businesses in the region have an increasing need and appetite to expand or update their premises and Westpark 26 offers the ideal package of a strategic location, on-site amenities and versatile and flexible accommodation.

“The business park is just off Junction 26 of the M5 and close to Taunton and Wellington and offers everything from office space to industrial units and large bespoke bases for highly specialist companies.
“Westpark 26 has rapidly become a thriving hub for the region’s business community and the units at Block A, which are due for practical completion around November, further strengthen our offering.”

Companies that have recently taken space at the rapidly growing business park include cheese and dairy exporter Somerdale International, which now occupies over 10,000 sq ft in multiple units at Westpark 26. Somerdale who are in their 26th year of business, have recently won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Notably, in late 2015, Summerfield completed 8,800 sq ft of purpose built premises for powered access machinery and training specialist Prolift Access, which has since opened a depot in Bristol and expanded its operation across the region.

Summerfield have also developed new premises for WJ Group for their south west regional headquarters. WJ Group continue to win contracts for specialist road marking services across the region.

Details about the facilities and accommodation options at Westpark 26 are available at www.westpark26.co.uk. Alternatively, for further information, please contact Duncan Brown or Tony Mc Donnell at Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455, or Ben Trickey at Summerfield on 01823 257961.