May 8, 2019 1.51 pm This story is over 30 months old

Second phase of 70-acre A46 business park approved

It’s hoped the larger units will bring investment to the area

The second phase of a 70-acre business park, which will create 960,000 square feet of commercial space, near Swinderby has been approved.

St Modwen’s Network 46 development will see two new business units of 50,000 sq ft and 25,000 sq ft created on the north-western corner of the site.

Designs of the new Network 46 units.

Responding to the plans, North Kesteven District Council’s economic development officer said: “[Network 46] is advantageously located just off the A46 between Lincoln and Newark providing excellent connectivity to local, regional and national markets.

How the second phase will fit into the Network 46 masterplan.

“Network 46 is already partially developed with some significant business in occupation.

“The site is aimed meeting the needs for large scale investment that requires significant land take, these units would match that brief.

“The unit sizes proposed are not readily available within the district and will provide premises opportunities for either inward investors or local companies requiring new or grow on space.”

The view from the approach towards phase two.

The district council’s planning officers agreed and approved the plans, adding that the units were of “attractive modern design and materials which complement the existing development.”

As well as the warehouses, the plans will include offices and a reception area, gated service yards, cycle and refuse storage and a pumping station.

The build will include 65 car parking spaces between the two units.

Breaking the ground of the first phase of St. Modwen’s Network 46 development in Lincolnshire. Photo: Lindum Construction

Lindum Construction began the first phase of the site, which looked to create more than 95,000 sq ft of warehouse and manufacturing accommodation, in August last year, and building work was due to be completed in February.

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