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Work begins on final plot at Kingswood Lakeside
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Work begins on final plot at Kingswood Lakeside

Construction work has started on the final plot on one of Staffordshire’s leading employment sites.

Packaging firm Allpack Group, trading as Allpack Packaging, has acquired a multi-million pound warehouse, which will become its national headquarters at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock in a deal wrapped up by commercial property investor and developer Barberry Group.

Allpack acquired the freehold of the 60,000 sq ft unit which is being developed by Barberry on Allpack Group, trading as Allpack Packaging at one of the region’s key logistics hubs.

Barberry has started work on the site and is expected to reach practical completion of the new headquarters logistics building in 2021. The deal will bring much-needed investment and dozens of new jobs to the region.

Barberry development director Jon Robinson said:

We are thrilled to have agreed to sell the freehold of our high quality warehouse unit to Allpack Group before we have reached practical completion on site.”

It offers Allpack a fantastic new headquarters for their national operations as they expand and relocate from their current base in Aldridge. The successful conclusion of this deal clearly demonstrates the quality of our mid-box industrial/logistics buildings, the high specification we deliver, our experience and our flexible approach to cater for occupier requirements, while being able to offer both leasehold and freehold opportunities.

We have worked hard and invested heavily to create a Barberry brand in the mid-box industrial/logistics market, providing high quality buildings that we are proud of being built to an institutional acceptable specification that also satisfy occupier’s requirements.”

The 3.5-acre site was acquired by Barberry from Staffordshire County Council. Barberry secured detailed planning permission and appointed construction contractor Benniman. The ground treatment works required to enhance this prime employment location were part-funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) via its Local Growth Fund. The location offers occupiers excellent connections to the motorway network, with immediate access to M6 Toll Road, the M6, M42, the A5 and A34.