Burton Gateway


Site Description: 64 acre (26 hectare) site to the east of the A38 and Burton upon Trent. The northern section of the site will be developed with housing and the southern section for commercial use. Access to and from the A38 is from the south bound carriageway. The site has outline planning consent for up to one million square foot of commercial business space. Units will be avaiable either freehold or leasehold ranging from 21,500 sq. ft. to 420,000 sq. ft. with B2 and B8 usage.

Overall Developable Land: 26 hectares (64 acres)

Planning Use: B2 and B8

Site Owner: St Modwen Developments

Planning Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council

Major Local Companies: Coors Tradeteam, Holland & Barratt, Pirelli, Magna Automotive, Bombardier, Waterstones, Clipper Logistics, Argos

Workforce: 141,926 within thirty minute drive-time

Developers: St Modwen Developments

Sat Nav: DE14 3EY


Birmingham 25A miles (40 km)
London 131A miles (211 km)
Manchester 97A miles (156 km)
Sheffield 72A miles (115 km)
Folkestone 210 miles (338 km)
Harwich 198A miles (318 km)
Hull 118A miles (189 km)
Southampton 188A miles (303 km)
Birmingham 27A miles (44 km)
Manchester 82A miles (131 km)
East Midlands 26A miles (41 km)
M1 (Junction 23a) 33A miles (53 km)
M42 (Junction 11) 7A miles (11 km)
M6 (Junction 14) 30 miles (48 km)

Spanish Automotive Manufacturer Creates 150 Jobs in Staffordshire

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Spanish automotive manufacturer, Grupo Antolin have completed a deal with St Modwen for a further unit of 113,000 sq. ft. at Barton Business Park, Burton upon Trent. The 15 year lease increases Grupo Antolin’s manufacturing space on Barton Business Park to 183,000 sq. ft. and has created 150 jobs.

Ian Romano, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “Grupo Antolin has been an occupier at Barton Business Park for 10 years and their expansion at Barton reinforces the strength of the automotive industry in the Midlands, which is a key market for us.

“It’s important to St. Modwen to help occupiers grow at our developments and we have worked with Grupo Antolin to create a facility to suit their needs for the foreseeable future.”

Robin Hills, General Manager at Grupo Antolin, said: “Since relocating from Bristol in 2006, the Barton facility has been awarded new and replacement business over a number of vehicle programmes and reached its full manufacturing capacity.

“Grupo Antolin has committed to a major investment at the Barton facility to take a new the lease on the adjoining plot from St. Modwen to consolidate future growth. Initially this will create an additional 150 positions within the business with further vehicle programmes planned in the next few years.”

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Plans Submitted for Burton Gateway

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St Modwen have announced  plans for almost 120,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at their Burton Gateway site on the A38.

Plans have been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough council for the construction of three units of 54,000 sq. ft., 40,000 sq. ft. and 25,000 sq. ft. ; all suitable for storage, distribution or general industrial use.

Phase 1 of this site was the construction of an 87,000 sq. ft. unit which has been let to Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on a ten-year lease.

Ian Romano, development director at St Modwen, said: “There is a lack of new employment space across the Midlands, and we are building speculatively at a number of our key developments to satisfy the growing need for high quality and well connected space.

“With outline planning consent for up to one million sq. ft. of commercial business space, it is our intention to speculatively build this next phase to accommodate demand from both national and local occupiers.”

Subject to planning permission, works are expected to start in January 2018, with units available from August 2018.

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First Occupier Confirmed for Burton Gateway

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St. Modwen has secured the first letting at Burton Gateway business park in Burton-on-Trent, one of the largest warehouse developments in the Midlands, providing 1m sq ft of industrial and distribution space.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, global logistics experts, will become the first tenant at Burton Gateway. The company has taken a 10-year lease at the 87,716 sq ft unit, known as BG87, which was developed speculatively.

Previously a 280 acre wasteland site, St. Modwen carried out extensive highway works to support the regeneration of the area and, in turn, accelerate a key location for commercial and residential development, having worked with the local authority and key stakeholders.

Ian Romano, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “The letting to Hellman Worldwide Logistics at Burton Gateway for their next distribution hub demonstrates the ongoing demand for logistics and distribution space in the Midlands area.

“We will shortly submit further planning applications for four more industrial units ranging from 25,000 sq ft up to 110,000 sq ft which will be available from Autumn 2018.”

Andrew Sulston, Director of Contract Logistics at Hellman Worldwide Logistics, said: “The opening of this DC at Burton Gateway represents the second brand new warehouse for the UK Contract Logistics division of Hellman Worldwide Logistics within the last two years and gives Hellmann the capacity to continue this rapid growth in the UK Contract Logistics market. We have worked with St. Modwen to ensure the building meets our existing and future business needs and we are delighted with the result. We are looking forward to the opportunities created by the move and the continued development of the Burton Gateway business park.”

Burton Gateway is strategically located adjacent to the A38 at the entrance to Burton-upon-Trent, with good links to the M42 and A50. Nearby occupiers include Pirelli, Unilever, Boots, Rolls Royce, Tesco and Toyota.

Savills and Knight Frank advised St. Modwen on the letting.

Colliers advised Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

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St. Modwen toasted the completion of BG87, the first speculatively-built warehouse at the 64 acre Burton Gateway commercial business park in Burton upon Trent, with a VIP event on the 14th April 2016.

The exclusive launch event was attended by representatives from East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and East Midlands Borough Council, who declared the building open with an official ribbon cutting.

In a nod to Burtonas brewing heritage, guests enjoyed a craft ale-infused breakfast before embarking on a tour of the expansive 87,716 sq ft unit. They also took away a keg of St. Modwenas aGateway Golda ale, sourced from locally-based brewers.

BG87 is the first warehouse to have been built at what is set to become one of largest industrial and warehouse developments in the Midlands, providing 1 million sq ft of industrial and distribution space.

St. Modwen, the UKas leading regeneration specialist, has recently submitted two further planning applications for two more industrial units offering 108,000 and 220,000 sq ft of warehouse space in the next phase.

Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: aToday marked a real milestone in the delivery of Burton Gateway. With the first phase now complete, people can see for themselves the quality and scale of what is on offer here.

aTogether with the next planned phase of warehouses totalling 328,000 sq ft, BG87 is helping answer the shortage of prime quality sheds on the A38 corridor in East Staffordshire.a

Burton Gateway is strategically located adjacent to the A38 at the entrance to Burton upon Trent, close to the A38, M42 and A50. Pirelli, Unilever, Boots, Rolls Royce, Tesco and Toyota, are among the major occupiers based nearby.

Burton Gateway launch event_smlCouncillor Jacqui Jones, Deputy Leader, East Staffordshire Borough Council, said: “I’m delighted to be here today to mark the official completion of BG87, which really kick-starts the future development of this expansive site, creating new jobs for local people and attracting further investment into East Staffordshire. I look forward to watching the scheme develop over the coming months.”

Burton Gateway represents the commercial element of the wider Branston Leas community that St. Modwen is currently delivering, which will include 660 family homes overlooking the River Trent, an extension to Rykneld Primary School, a local retail centre, Branston Square, and the new 82 acre Branston Leas Woods.


Speculative Industrial Development at Burton Gateway

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AA major new speculative industrial warehouse is being developed by St. Modwen in Burton-on-Trent. BG87A is a 87,000 sq ft warehouse which is due to be built by the end of the year.

BG 87 will be the first speculatively-built unit at St. Modwenas new Burton Gateway Industrial Park, where it has outline planning permission for up to 1 million sq ft of industrial units. This makes it one of largest industrial and warehouse developments in the Midlands, which is set to create up to 1,500 jobs.

Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: aWe took the decision to deliver this speculative unit in response to the increasing demand for warehouse space in the buoyant Midlands market.

aIt reflects our belief and confidence in Burton Gateway as a high quality product we are bringing to the market.a

Work Commences on Burton Gateway

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Planning consent has been granted for a further 21,500 sq. m. of warehousing, distribution and general industrial units at Burton Gateway, south of Branston Interchange to the east of the A38. The site is a mixed use development with housing to the north of the site and commercial use to the south.

Access to the commercial units will be via a new left in / left out junction with the A38 southbound. The site will seeA 93,000 sq. m. of warehousing, distribution and general industrial units.

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