Work has started on the next phase of development at Portsmouth City Council's award winning business park Dunsbury Park.
Leader of the council Cllr Donna Jones said she was delighted to announce that planning applications had been submitted for two new units at the 45-acre parkland site which is being built on land the council owns next to junction 3 of the A3(M) in Havant.
The council hopes that a 3,300 sq m warehouse, with up to 80 parking spaces, due for completion in Spring 2019, could create up to 50 new jobs, subject to planning permission.
It’s hoped that the second building will provide nearly 1,200 sq m of industrial space, including offices and up to 120 parking spaces. This building is expected to be completed and opened at the end of this year, at which stage it's hoped that it could create up to 30 more jobs, subject to planning permission.
"This is more great news for Dunsbury Park," Cllr Jones said.
"We're very proud of what we're achieving at this site which was named Business Park of the Year at the South Coast Property Awards 2017.
"With these two new buildings we'll be ready to welcome more prestigious businesses to join global clothing giants Fat Face at Dunsbury.
"This will give another boost to local jobs, the local economy and to council services in Portsmouth which will benefit from the rental income Dunsbury continues to generate.
"We are a commercial, entrepreneurial council and our commitment to generating income, to help fund the services that matter most to local people, is making a real difference in Portsmouth."
Dunsbury is served by a custom-built link road. All 45-aces will shortly be levelled and the site will be served by high voltage power supply in excess of 9MVA as well as high speed broadband, mains water and gas and drainage capacity for a one in 100 year storm.
The two new buildings will be designed and built by international construction firm BAM and it's hoped that work will start on site this summer, subject to planning permission.
Dunsbury offers bespoke manufacturing, industrial, distribution and office units on a built-to-suit basis in its premier location on the London/Solent corridor.
The council already has outline planning permission to develop a total of 665,000 sq ft at Dunsbury of which 80,000 sq ft is already let to Fat Face for their global headquarters. The wider site also has provision for hotel and conference facilities totalling 60,000 sq ft.
Find out more at www.dunsburypark.co.uk or call 023 9283 4954.
To find out what Dunsbury Park can offer your business, call agents Lambert Smith Hampton on 01489 479 479 or GVA on 020 7491 2188.