A masonry merchant is expected to open in July, creating 20 new jobs. Travis Perkins will open later this summer in a new purpose-built store in Worksop.
The unit is at the Vesuvius development site and will provide a new supply chain facility for existing local businesses and bring economic benefits to the region. Will Moss, director of acquisitions at Travis Perkins plc, said: “ We are truly delighted to have secured this new two acre site in Worksop which will be a key branch for Travis Perkins providing a fantastic offering to our customers.
“Scheduled to open in July, which means we can create new jobs in the community and help support construction workers and tradespeople in Worksop with the knowledge and expert advice that they expect from Travis Perkins.”
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The construction was managed by the property development and investment company CEG. The company is currently managing the regeneration of the Vesuvius site. Will Martin, Head of Strategic Lands at CEG, said, “We welcome Travis Perkins to this thriving business community.
“This brownfield regeneration has proven successful with many successful businesses on the site. It is the largest speculative development of this scale and quality at Worksop for many years and we continue to see a lively interest in the space from well-known national retail and industrial occupiers alongside small local businesses.
In 2018, CEG and D2N2 delivered a £5.5million works package to create a new roundabout and access road opening up the site and rehabilitating it for redevelopment. This makes the site easily accessible to the A60, A57, Worksop and surrounding areas.
Will Morlidge, Acting CEO of D2N2 LEP, said, “It’s great to see that the new Travis Perkins branch is complete and will soon be open for the benefit of the local community. The Vesuvius site represents an exciting historic development for Worksop and the wider region, and we are very proud to have supported it.
“The success of the site demonstrates the renewed appetite for investment in North Nottinghamshire, supporting our collective ambitions to rebuild and grow our economy.”
Chris Proctor & Anthony Barrowcliffe of FHP and Ben Flint of Fisher German market the site. Chris Proctor said: “It’s fantastic news to have attracted big name Travis Perkins to Vesuvius. This strong brand complements an already strong lineup of names in this Worksop business destination.
“We only have four industrial commercial units left on this first phase of the development offering from 3,750 square feet to 5,100 square feet. This presents a great opportunity for local and national occupiers. There are also land opportunities for units up to 200,000 square feet. We would be delighted to speak with any company considering a move to Vesuvius, Worksop.
The Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has also acquired land on the site and built a new fire station. Later phases of the plan will also offer larger employment units, including speculative projects as well as pre-lease, design and construction projects for offices, light industry, storage and distribution.