Godwin weighs options for major five acre site in Leicestershire

Landowner Mark Webster with Stuart Pratt, group development director of Godwin Developments.

Godwin Developments has acquired a major site in the historic town of Shepshed in Leicestershire.

The five acre site in Ashby Road lies close to the Shepshed Interchange, Junction 23 on the M1, providing good links to the north and south.

Godwin’s group development director Stuart Pratt said: “This is a key strategic site which we have purchased unconditionally.

“It is well located with the centre of Loughborough less than 15 minutes away by car.

“We will now weigh up our options for this site, in discussion with the local authority, Charnwood Borough Council, with a view to providing the right development that matches both local requirements and demand.”

Historically, a centre for the wool trade, Shepshed has a population of around 14,000 and is handily placed for businesses and commuters. East Midlands Airport is less than five miles away and Birmingham International Airport is 35 miles along the M42. Rail commuters are served by the nearby Loughborough Station.

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau acted for Godwin Developments.