County firm start work on delivering new industrial units for Cheltenham Borough Council
By James Young | 16th December 2019
Work is underway on the second phase of construction at a Cheltenham business park with a Gloucestershire contractor leading the building work.
The first phase of building at the Cheltenham Enterprise Centre on Enterprise Way was completed in 2008, offering light industrial and trade counter space.
According to land owners Cheltenham Borough Council, the second phase will help attract further investment and boost the local economy with further units up for grabs.
Three new units, ranging in size from 1,900 to 2,600 square feet, will be put on the market in the summer of 2020, once the work has been completed by E G Carter & Co Ltd.
A typical commercial unit will provide clear open trade counter/industrial space with full height roller shutter door, ultrafast broadband and dedicated parking.
Councillor Rowena Hay, cabinet member for finance at Cheltenham Borough Council said: "This investment demonstrates the commitment the council has in the strength of Cheltenham's current and future economic prospects."
The council say that as well as encouraging business and providing new employment within the borough, the scheme will also generate rental income for the council, helping to protect key services for residents across the town.
Simon Hodges senior asset management surveyor for the council said: "It's great to see E G Carter on site to finalise the development. These new units are going to be built to a high specification fit for the 21st Century."
Mark Harries associate director of E G Carter & Co Ltd added: "'We are pleased to have started work on phase two of the Cheltenham Enterprise Centre.
"Groundworks are progressing well and we are on track to complete piling before Christmas. It will be great for the existing tenant to see the industrial park completed and ready for new tenants in summer 2020."
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