DB symmetry gains giant Beds industrial consent
DB symmetry has gained reserved matters planning permission at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade in Central Bedfordshire for the development of over 1m sq ft of logistics and manufacturing (B2/B8) space in five units ranging from 72,000 sq ft – 515,000 sq ft.
The 50-acre site forms the sixth phase of the successful Stratton Business Park and is located just 600 metres from the A1, two miles to the south east of Biggleswade, 11 miles south east of Bedford and only 29 miles north of the M25.
DB Symmetry controls 1,007 acres with consent for 15.5m sq ft with a further 2,000 acres in the planning process seeking consent for 29.8m sq ft.
Tom Leeming, development director at db symmetry, added: “We are very pleased with the decision. Biggleswade has become a well-established business location with a number of high profile occupiers, such as Bibby Distribution and Jordans Ryvita already based here. Being located only 29 miles north of the M25, the site is of strategic importance for business with a ready labour supply on the doorstep. With detailed planning now secured we will shortly be announcing our construction and investment plans for the site.”
Jason Longhurst, director of regeneration and business at Central Bedfordshire Council, added: “We are delighted with the Symmetry Park, Biggleswade consent and look forward to db symmetry investing in the area to attract new businesses to this active town and allow existing business to expand. The new site will complement the other recently committed developments in the area, unlocking the A1 Corridors’ potential and bringing significant investment opportunities, creating local jobs in Central Bedfordshire in advanced industries.”