Saturday, August 20, 2022

Duo of businesses move into St. Modwen Park at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough

Two growing businesses – bespoke freight company Transglobal and paper merchant Premier Paper – have moved into St. Modwen Park at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough, bringing much needed local investment and jobs.

Stanton Cross is a flagship mixed-use development district for Northamptonshire which is gaining more than £1 billion of investment in Wellingborough by Stanton Cross Developments LLP.

Once finished it will feature 1.5 million sq ft of high-specification industrial, logistics, leisure, retail and office space, in addition to opening up access to modern transport links and infrastructure. Furthermore, it will provide 3,650 new homes along with community facilities – offering a large local workforce for businesses looking to operate in or relocate to the area.

St. Modwen Park at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough offers 314,500 sq ft of sustainable warehouse space, initially comprising three buildings – 96,000 sq ft, 43,500 sq ft and the development of a further 175,000 sq ft speculative unit, which will start in Q3 2022. The initial phase has been delivered by principal building contractor, MCS Group.

Future developments of 600,000 sq ft across three parcels of land will offer additional logistics space for the area.

Keir Edmonds, group Managing Director of MCS Group, said: “We are very proud of this project. We have delivered two very high-quality warehouse units on time for St. Modwen, according to the 39-week programme, at this impressive development at Stanton Cross. As a result, we have a very happy client and two tenants who are now able to commence the fit-out process right on schedule.”

Transglobal signed an agreement for the 96,000 sq ft building, which is a multi-use warehouse used to provide freight solutions by land, sea and air. The move will aid its rapid business growth and accommodate its customers’ evolving needs.

The 43,500 sq ft building has been let to wholesale paper and materials supplier Premier Paper. The unit will allow the company to expand into a larger warehouse space, following the diversification of the business. It will also facilitate its growth, and continue providing stocks of paper, print substrates and packaging to customers across the UK.

The completed buildings, at St. Modwen Park at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough, come with sustainability benefits including features such as PV solar panels, electric vehicle (EV) charging points and will deliver BREEAM Very Good and EPC A accreditations. Infrastructure has been installed to accommodate up to 20% of the parking spaces, which will be served by EV chargers.

Polly Troughton, Managing Director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “St. Modwen Park at Stanton Cross, Wellingborough, is set to become a thriving commercial hub and we’re delighted to have created the space to accommodate the needs of Transglobal and Premier Paper and offering larger warehouse space which will enable them to continue to grow and succeed.

“The park is set to deliver new job opportunities and provide sustainable warehouse space for rapidly expanded businesses such as these. We welcome them to Wellingborough, which will help to support the town’s wider regeneration.”

Stephen Knight, Managing Director at Transglobal, said: “Moving into this additional facility at Wellingborough will not only support our business growth and expansion, but also help us to accommodate the growth of our clients.”

David Jones, group marketing director at Premier Paper Group, said: “We’re pleased to have signed a deal with St. Modwen Logistics. This new high quality and flexible warehouse facility becomes our latest ‘flagship’ branch which will support our future growth further cementing our position as being one of the most successful businesses of our type in Europe.”

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