Clowes Developments Bring Forward a Superb Site for Development in Long Eaton

26th October 2011


Richard Sutton of NG Chartered Surveyors and Tim Gilbertson of FHP have been appointed as agents on Clowes Developments latest exciting scheme in the East Midlands, the proposed redevelopment of former industrial premises at Fields Farm Road in Long Eaton, now titled Forbes Park.

Formerly the home to a substantial manufacturing complex, the site has been launched with occupiers in the warehousing and manufacturing sector targeted as well as trade counter operators.

With the benefit of terrific prominence, the site fronts onto Fields Farm Road, effectively the eastern loop road for Long Eaton. The site should appeal to any occupier seeking a visible base, ideal for production or warehouse operators with showroom elements.

Equally, the site should appeal to trade counter users and an exciting scheme has been drawn up to maximise this road frontage and provide terrific signage and visibility options.

The site can accommodate built to suit units from as little as 30,000 sq ft up to 150,000 sq ft and we already have initial discussions with local and indeed regional occupiers.

Andrew Bock, of Clowes Developments commented:

“From the enquiries we’ve had to date it is apparent that a number of Long Eaton based businesses have outgrown their units and are looking to relocate within the vicinity in order to retain their workforce. There are no sites of this size within the vicinity so we hope to make a start on site soon”.

Richard Sutton, joint agent at NG Chartered Surveyors added:

“I think we are in a unique position with Forbes Park due to its location, it differentiates itself by its proximity to a massive labour supply and is ideally placed to focus on the demand in the manufacturing sector as opposed to distribution companies. Even at this early stage of our marketing, collectively we have been encouraged by the volume of interest from local companies and we are working hard to finalise terms”.

Tim Gilbertson, Partner of FHP commented:-

“Forbes Park aims to build on the success that Clowes Developments have had at East Midlands Distribution Centre (EMDC) which sits approximately 4 miles to the south near Castle Donington and where construction is nearly complete on a new facility of approximately 1,000,000 sq ft for Mark & Spencer.

Whilst Forbes Park is obviously a smaller option, aimed at occupiers of space from 30,000 sq ft to 150,000 sq ft, this location is again superb and within easy access to an excellent labour pool.

Prominently sited fronting Fields Farm Road and in a traditional employment area of the town, the opportunity should be ideal for any operator seeking prominence with the potential to maximise upon trade counter or showroom use”.

The site is cleared and ready for redevelopment and the joint agents would be delighted to hear of initial expressions of interest from occupiers who want to take advantage of this superb location.


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