MAR 00] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE
Prime Site Up For Grabs
A prime site on the
entrance to a new business park in Stratford-upon-Avon has come back onto the market,
after the original buyer decided to relocate elsewhere.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is about to start work
on the Shottery Brook Business Park on the north west outskirts of the town, where some
3½ acres forming the gateway to the site have become available for business development.
Members of the council's Management Committee were told
that the Finelist Group no longer wished to relocate to the business park. Stratford-based
Finelist had been granted planning permission for an extensive office complex which was to
form their new headquarters.
The remainder of the 14 acre site has already been
allocated for a high technology research and development complex to be built by Color
"It is disappointing that Finelist will not be going
to the new business park, but I understand that they still intend to relocate within the
said Cllr Jean Holder, chairman of the Management
"I am happy that this council has done everything
possible to assist Finelist, but we regret their decision not to proceed. However, this
should not affect the business park in any way, as we have had considerable interest from
"The unexpected availability of the plot previously
allocated to Finelist will, I'm sure, easily be sold, as it will form the prime gateway to
this business park. The site will now be put on the open market by our agents,
Work is due to start in April on the first road
improvements to the site, which will be the extension of Timothy's Bridge Road. It will
eventually link into a new roundabout at Bishopton Lane, which is also being improved to
provide a through route from the business park onto the A46. The road infrastructure, on
which Stratford-on-Avon District Council will be spending over £2m, is expected to be
complete towards the end of this year.
Some 1,600 residents and business around the site were sent
a newsletter earlier this week explaining the project and the works that will be carried
Mark Lepkowski, Press Officer 01789 260104
Joel Hancock, Project Officer