Fradley Park


Site Description: Fradley Park is strategically located between Birmingham and Derby on the northern edge of the Birmingham conurbation. Situated adjacent to the A38 Trunk Road, Fradley has access to the A5, M1, M42, M5, M6 and M6 Toll. Plots of up to 100 acres (41.6 ha) are available for design and build projects and detailed planning consent is in place for 430,000sqft unit.

Overall Developable Land: 111 hectares (275 acres) gross.

Planning Use: B1 B2 B8 and ancillary uses

Site Owner: Evans of Leeds

Planning Authority: Lichfield District Council

Major Local Companies: Faurecia, Hellman Worldwide Logistics, Tesco, Floreco, Kyocera Unimerco Tooling Ltd and Zytek

Workforce: 247,462 within thirty minute off peak drive time, 679,614 within thirty minute peak drive time

Developers: Evans of Leeds

Sat Nav: WS13 8RZ (Wellington Crescent)


Birmingham 19 miles (31 km)
London 119 miles (193 km)
Manchester 67 miles (107 km)
Sheffield 54 miles (87 km)
Stoke-on-Trent 32 miles (51 km)
Folkstone 203 miles (326 km)
Harwich 180 miles (290 km)
Hull 112 miles (180 km)
Southampton 145 miles (234 km)
Birmingham 23 miles (37 km)
Manchester 60 miles (97 km)
Nottingham East Midlands 24 miles (38 km)
M1 (Junction 23a) 28 miles (44 km)
M42 (Junction 10) 11 miles (19 km)
M6 (Junction 6) 23 miles (37 km)

Viessmann move to Fradley

Friday, 24th of August 2012

Viessmann, the German manufacturer of energy efficient heating systems has moved to the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics operated building on Fradley Park, Lichfield. The new premises will streamline the storage, retrieval and distribution of their products from their arrival at the warehouse through to dispatch to customers. This will mean that Viessmann will be able to offer next day delivery on orders placed up to 4pm.

Managing director Graham Russell said: “We have outgrown our current operation and we are pleased to be better set up for future growth.

“All our customers stand to benefit from the new warehouse as not only are we quickening delivery and slashing response times, but the warehouse’s management system and radio frequency scanning allows a far greater control of stock, saving valuable staff time and improving the accuracy of the service we deliver.”

DHL take former CAT unit

Wednesday, 6th of April 2011

DHL has taken the 142,184sqft former Caterpillar Logistics unit on Fradley Park in Lichfield after successfully landing a fulfilment contract with a major manufacturer.

REIT Asset Management snaps up Evans built portfolio

Friday, 27th of April 2007

Evans Property Group has announced that it is to sell-off much of their existing national property portfolio to REIT Asset Management. Included in the sale will be most of the units on Fradley Park but the Group will retain the new Tesco DC that is currently under construction and the Fradley Business Village. The company will also retain the remaining undeveloped 170 acres of site for further development

Tesco for 850K D&B

Wednesday, 20th of December 2006

Evans Property Group has now agreed a deal with Tesco for a D&B distribution centre of 850,000sqft on Fradley Park. With planning approval already consented and enabling works underway, Tesco should take occupation in early 2008.

100K spec unit now complete

Monday, 2nd of October 2006

The 100,000 sq ft speculative industrial/warehouse unit is now completed.

104K fradley

Wednesday, 30th of August 2006

The 55,000 sq ft Profine unit has been completed as is ready occupation.

Friday, 20th of January 2006

55k sqft of space has been let to Profine. 52.5k sqft of further space is about to be let. Work has started on a 100k sqft spec unit. A 435k sqft spec unit is scheduled to commence construction in Spring 2006.

Friday, 12th of December 2003

GEZE’s purpose-built office and warehouse complex has now been completed and is fully operational.

Tuesday, 21st of October 2003

Axis the new, high specification distribution warehouse of 28,000 sqft is now under construction.

Monday, 13th of October 2003

Momentum the new, high specification distribution warehouse of 125,000 sqft is under construction.

Monday, 4th of August 2003

Logistics company Wincanton Holdings have taken the 99,000 sqft distribution warehouse.

Monday, 4th of August 2003

Unimerco plan to move into their new 30,000 square feet manufacturing facility this month.

Monday, 4th of August 2003

GEZE UK’s 35,000 square feet purpose-built office and warehouse complex is now under construction. GEZE is a world leader in the field of manual and automatic door and window control systems, plus smoke and heat ventilation systems. GEZE also specialise in Glass products, in particular, innovative frameless glass systems, which can be partnered with GEZE manual or automatic door systems.

Wednesday, 25th of June 2003

Danish company Unimerco new 30,000 square feet manufacturing facility is nearing completion.

Wednesday, 30th of April 2003

The second new distribution warehouse of 99,000 sqft of high specification including dock and ground level loading, 10m eaves, secure service yard and 2,500 sqft of offices has now been completed.

Wednesday, 30th of April 2003

Danish company Unimerco new 30,000 square feet manufacturing facility is now under construction.

Monday, 28th of April 2003

The new Industrious Design and Build distribution warehouse scheme ranging from 5,000 to 125,000 sqft are under construction.

Thursday, 13th of March 2003

A new 125,600 sqft speculative warehouse unit is planned.

Monday, 3rd of February 2003

A new 99,000 sqft spec building is now occupied by Autoflow.

Monday, 3rd of February 2003

A further 99,000 sqft speculative unit is nearing completion with another planned to follow.

Wednesday, 30th of October 2002

Newell Window Fashions, part of US conglomerate Newell Rubbermaid have signed up for the 400,000sqft unit as part of the company’s rationalisation of existing distribution facilities.

Friday, 26th of July 2002

Salad firm Florette UK, plans to create 100 jobs after winning planning permission for the massive extension at its Fradley headquarters. Today, Florette UK announced that they are doubling the number of jobs to 200, overtaking the initial expectations. As a result Florette UK, part of the Floreco division of the Europe-wide Soleco group, will double its annual production to more than 12,000 tons of salad and employ more than 500 people in total.

Thursday, 30th of May 2002

Planning consent for a 400,000 + square foot facility for aan as yet unnamed company has been granted and initial works for the building are underway.

Thursday, 30th of May 2002

Danish company Unimerco have been granted planning consent for the development of a 30,000 square feet manufacturing facility. Unimerco have been based in Lichfield since 1998 and design and manufacturer customised machine tools. The building will house their expanding UK operation.

Wednesday, 29th of May 2002

Construction of the Zytec Motorola facility at Fradley Park is now well underway with completion of the building anticipated in early 2003.

Tuesday, 14th of August 2001

The 107,000sqft spec unit with 10m eaves is now clad and will be ready for occupation within the next few weeks.

Friday, 4th of May 2001

US electronics giant Motorola have teamed with British automotive experts Zytek in a new venture which will bring some 130 jobs to Fradley Park, Lichfield. Zytek are specialists in electronic automotive engineering and already produce cutting edge products for the motor industry and for Formula 1 racing cars. Zytek’s marketing manager, Chris Tremble, said that Fradley Park provided an excellent location and they hoped that the headquarters of the new joint venture – employing some 130 people would be operational in two years.

Thursday, 3rd of May 2001

Evans Group have commenced construction of a 100,000 square feet unit distribution on site due for completion in summer 2001.

Zytek Automotive Success Leads to Recruitment Drive

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British engineering company Zytek Automotive is recruiting additional engineers to fill positions created by new contracts since the companyas acquisition by Continental Engineering Services in February.

The combination of over 25 years of Powertrain and Electric Vehicle Engineering experience at Zytek Automotive Ltd with the global Engineering & Manufacturing capabilities of Continental Engineering Services has developed into an attractive package for a number of international customers.
While significant Engineering contracts in the field of Electric Mobility have been awarded recently, the transfer of development tasks from Continental Engineering Services to Zytek in the area of Chassis Control, Driver Assistance Systems & Interior Electronics has taken place.

Neil Heslington, Zytek Automotiveas Managing Director, said aSince Zytekas acquisition by Continental we are now in a stronger position to provide a wider range of products and services to the global automotive industry. This is reflected in the contracts we have taken on and hence our need to recruit new engineering staff.a

Zytek Automotive has a highly-skilled workforce of 150 at its headquarters in Fradley, Staffordshire. The Company is now recruiting up to 20 engineers to join other experts in their field. Many of the roles available are for software engineers to enhance the rapidly growing department. For more information about these positions please visit our careers pages at

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