01278 228004

Chamber News

You are here: 

Devon Contractors appointed on speculative development at Bridgwater Gateway

Saturday 25th May, 2019

Work is about to commence on more than 25,000 sq ft of speculative industrial development in Somerset with the appointment of contractors at the £150 million Bridgwater Gateway business park.

Devon Contractors, based at Clyst St. Mary near Exeter, have been appointed to build five 5,000 sq ft units at the site beside junction 24 of the M5 with a view to completion by Christmas 2019.

The state-of-the-art modern units will include first floor offices and landscaped, dedicated car parking at the front. There will be loading doors and parking areas for delivery vehicles at the rear, to be accessed separately.

Bridgwater Gateway is the newest business park development on the M5 corridor. The first phase of the mixed-use scheme will feature a range of new office and commercial buildings, together with a four-star hotel with conference facilities and a Premier Inn, which is already under construction.

“The decision by our investors to press ahead with what is the only speculative development in the area was a real vote of confidence in the strength of both the local industrial market and in the regional economy,” says Phil Wade, Development Manager at Bridgwater Gateway.

“Now we are delighted to have appointed Devon Contractors, a local company with an outstanding track record in the sector, to break ground over the summer and deliver these units ready for occupancy by Christmas.”

Tim Davies, head of the South West and Wales at global real estate advisor Colliers International, which is property agent for the scheme, said: “It is great to have Devon Contractors on board and to help deliver more local employment opportunities in what is already a dynamic industrial market in and around Bridgwater.”

Projects where the LEP has secured Growth Deal funding, the LEP is working with a wide range of partners to deliver investment. For other sources of funding, such as EU monies, the LEP plays a key role in ensuring that funding allocated by government departments is meeting local needs.

https://heartofswlep.co.uk/projects/

UK GovESIF logo

 

 

Latest news

Crime Crackdown: Bridgwater Chamber Urges Swift Action
March 1, 2024

In a recent letter addressed to Somerset Council and Avon & Somerset Police, the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce emphasised the critical need for action to address prevalent issues of anti-social behaviour and public drinking in the town centre. Recognising the detrimental impact of these issues on both the safety and economic vitality of the town…

Read More
Chamber delight at £4 Billion UK Battery Factory
February 29, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted with the announcement of selection of the Agratas Gigafactory, a Tata Group global battery business, as the first occupant of the Gravity Smart Campus. This decision means Bridgwater will be home to the UK's largest electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility, representing a £4 billion investment, and creating 4,000…

Read More
Bridgwater Town Deal is the highlight of Chamber AGM
February 23, 2024

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 22nd of February at the picturesque Cossington Park. Gavin Roberts, Chairman of the Chamber, hosted the event where members celebrated the work that the Bridgwater Chamber had done of the last year including impactful networking events such as that with Rebecca Pow MP,…

Read More
Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce Hosts Police & Crime Commissioner to Address Business Concerns
February 11, 2024

The Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Shelford on Friday 9th February as he visited local businesses to listen to their crime-related concerns. Accompanied by Sergeant Kat, the visit aimed to address pressing issues affecting the town's business community. The afternoon commenced with a walk through the town centre, during which…

Read More