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New industrial unit for Walsall business park

By Gurdip Thandi | Walsall | News | Published:

A new industrial unit is to be created in a thriving Walsall business park after planners gave approval to a proposal.

Beecham Business Park in Northgate, Aldridge. PIC: Google Street View

Goold Estates will build the new warehouse facility on part of land currently used as a 43-space car park at Beecham Business Park, in Northgate, Aldridge.

Bosses estimate that the new unit will create at least 10 new jobs once it is built and occupied.

Walsall Council planning officers have granted permission for the facility, which will measure 843 square metres.

In its application, Goold Estates said the existing 15 units at Beecham are currently let to a variety of different business. It added the car park is under-used while the rest of the land is poorly landscaped.

The new unit will feature 19 on-site car parking spaces for any new business wishing to move in there.

A report said: “Beecham Business Park in Aldridge near Walsall is an estate of approximately 105,000 sq ft of industrial and office space on a 6.5 acre site.

“It is currently fully let with 15 tenants. Occupiers include Dennis Eagle, Westway Nissan and Oak Furniture land.

“Goold Estates who purchased the site in 2017 are proposing to build a new 9,142sq. ft (including mezzanine) unit to compliment the existing industrial buildings and which will provide an element of up to date modern space for letting.

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“The building detailed in this submission has been specifically designed for business, industrial or warehouse use.

“The site will be landscaped to an approved scheme, with access, servicing and parking – for cycles, motor cycles and cars.”

Steve Pretty, Walsall Council’s head of planning, said: “Walsall Council seeks to work proactively with owners, developers and their agents in the public

interest to promote sustainable developments in the borough.

“In this instance the council has been able to support the proposed development and has worked with the applicant.”

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi
@Gurdo

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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