Towers / G Park Rugeley


Site Description: Towers Business Park is a large fully reclaimed and serviced development site lying on the A513 fringing Rugeley in Staffordshire. From here, links to the A51 provide good road access to the M42 at Junction 10 and the M6 and M54. The site contains a variety of SME development and Gazeley Developments have speculatively built out a 700,000sqft distribution centre. There is an 8 acre (3.2 Hectare) plot available.

Overall Developable Land: 44 hectares gross (100 acres)

Planning Use: B1, B2 and B8

Site Owner: Gazeley Developments

Planning Authority: Cannock Chase District Council

Major Local Companies: International Power, Armitage Shanks, Ultra PMES, Amazon

Workforce: 186,353 within thirty minute drive time

Developers: Gazeley Developments

Sat Nav: WS15 1UZ


Birmingham 26 miles (42 km)
London 131 miles (211 km)
Manchester 66 miles (106 km)
Sheffield 75 miles (121 km)
Stoke-on-Trent 23 miles (37 km)
Folkestone 206 miles (331 km)
Harwich 198 miles (318 km)
Hull 118 miles (190 km)
Southhampton 160 miles (257 km)
Birmingham 27 miles (43 km)
Manchester 60 miles (96 km)
Nottingham East Midlands 41 miles (66 km)
M1 (Junction 22) 40 miles (64 km)
M6 (Junction 10) 18 miles (29 km)
M6 (Junction 11) 10 miles (16 km)
M6 (Junction 12) 10 miles (16 km)

Amazon goes to G Park

Monday, 11th of July 2011

Amazon has announced that it has signed a fifteen year lease on the 700,000 sq ft Gazeley unit on G Park Rugeley. The investment will see upto 900 full time and part time jobs created.

Rugeley Premier Inn and Table Table underway

Monday, 11th of October 2010

Construction is now underway on Towers Business Park in Rugeley where Whitbread is building a 50-bed Premier Inn and Table Table Restaurant. The next hotel to arrive in Cannock Chase will be the 60-bed Travelodge on the 14 acre Gallan Park site near Cannock town centre where development should get underway early in the New Year.

Region’s largest DC completed

Tuesday, 17th of February 2009

Gazeley has now completed the largest distribution centre in the region at Rugeley in Cannock Chase. Flair covers 695,000sqft on a 40 acre site and comprises 80 loading docks, 8 level access doors and with 14.3m height to haunch.

Flair nearing PC

Thursday, 2nd of October 2008

Size matters when you want to stand out from the competition and the Gazeley speculative 698,000sqft DC at G-Park Rugeley certainly does that. Practical Completion is clearly fast approaching.

Ultra D&B on target

Tuesday, 8th of April 2008

The construction of the 50,000 sq ft facility for Defence and Power Systems manufacturer Ultra Electronics is on schedule with the skeleton of the building already erected.

Flair now under development

Thursday, 6th of March 2008

Work is now underway on a 697,000sqft speculative shed, branded Flair, by Gazeley Developments on Towers Business Park with completion in the Summer. Visit the Gazeley website

Also on Towers, Advantage West Midlands is remarketing a 7.5 acre plot as a result of a deal falling through.

Thursday, 24th of January 2008

Defence and Powers Systems manufacturer Ultra Electronics PMES is to consolidate two existing facilities in Cannock to a single 50,000sqft unit on the 100-acre Towers Business Park in Rugeley. The new facility will sit on a 4.5 acre plot following the acquisition from Advantage West Midlands and completion is scheduled for later this year

Thursday, 2nd of August 2007

Gazeley has now won planning approval for 695,000sqft distribution centre on Towers Business Park. The developer amended an original approval in order to reflect changes in the market place and introduce some sustainability features as occupiers increasingly look to demonstrate their corporate eco credentials. Construction on a speculatively built unit is expected to commence before the end of 2007.

Thursday, 2nd of August 2007

Reinforced concrete manufacturer ROM has also gained consent for a 117,000sqft facility on the Towers site.

Tuesday, 12th of June 2007

South Staffordshire Primary Health Care Trust has taken units 107 and 111 at Anglesey Court,completing the letting of the courtyard area of Towers Plaza.

Friday, 1st of June 2007

Reinforced concrete manufacturer ROM has now had its planning application for facility on Towers Business Park approved.

Monday, 2nd of October 2006

Work has commenced on the access road from the Power Station island on to the site.

Tuesday, 20th of June 2006

Gazeley can offer immediate development of buildings from 100,000 – 720,000 sqft ( 9,290 – 66,888 sqm) on their ‘G Park’ scheme. Two additonal plots of 7 acres and 4 acres are still available with the smaller plot being marketed for higer value roadside uses, whilst the larger plot is under offer.

Friday, 23rd of September 2005

Gazeley and B&Q Properties have acquired 40 acres of Towers BP from Advantage West Midlands for around AL9 million, that will see the development of more than 500,000sqft of industrial, warehouse and office development over the next 2 years. Residual land of around 10 acres remain.

Monday, 25th of April 2005

A planning application for a 700,000 sq ft distribution centre has been passed by Cannock Chase District Council for Towers Business Park in Rugeley. The application was submitted on behalf of DIY giant B&Q, although the company has yet to conclude the deal.

Thursday, 3rd of February 2005

Construction is now underway on the long awaited Rugeley Bypass with completion scheduled for 2007

Friday, 12th of December 2003

Pritchard Holdings have begun construction on their Towers Plaza development which will provide office or mid-tech workspace units from 750 sqft to 25,000 sqft. Available for occupation Spring 2004.

Saturday, 1st of November 2003

50 acres is back on the market after McCain have pulled out of developing the site.

Wednesday, 25th of June 2003

Local developer, Pritchard Holdings Plc have taken an option on 6 acres.

Wednesday, 25th of June 2003

A West Midland food operator has taken an option on 1 acre.

Friday, 14th of March 2003

Priority Sites’ Power Park development at Towers Park has now been fully let.

Thursday, 30th of May 2002

Priority Sites have commenced construction on their Power Park development at Towers Park. Four units ranging in size from 6,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet will be completed in summer 2002. Combination of these units provides maximum space of 22,000 square feet.

Monday, 24th of September 2001

McCain – the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen chips – is to build a new state-of-the-art factory at Rugeley in Staffordshire. The AL70m plant is to be built at Towers Business Park, a brownfield regeneration site close to Rugeley ‘B’ Power Station on the outskirts of the town. The project will initially create 150 jobs, and possible future expansion could see that figure increase to 450. McCain also says that the plant will also create demand for 300 construction workers, support 1000 farming jobs and lead to the creation of atleast 50 new jobs in the local haulage industry.

Thursday, 13th of September 2001

Further site road infrastructure work has progressed along with the completion of Arcadia Park with a number of companies having located into the high-tech units that offer space from 2,800sqft.

Thursday, 3rd of May 2001

The eastern end of the site has been opened up with an internal roadway and development of smaller units in now underway.

Amazon Plans Continued Expansion in Staffordshire

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Online retailer Amazon is planning an expansion of its Staffordshire distribution centre as it bids to create thousands of new jobs over the next few years.

The company has lodged a planning application to Cannock Chase Council proposing a number of changes to its 65,000 sqm hub at the Towers Business Park in Rugeley.

The application is set to be approved at a meeting of the district’s planning committee today, once councillors have visited the site to satisfy themselves the application is suitable.

A report to the committee states: “Amazon proposes to increase staff numbers up to 3,000 (at peak times) by 2015, with potential further expansion in the future. This proposal will allow the proposed growth to 2015, with the potential further growth beyond, if appropriate.”

To cater for the increase in production on site, Amazon is proposing to improve the existing vehicle circulation arrangements on site in addition to providing extra parking for up to 344 cars and lorries, along with a new gate house and toilet and shower facilities for lorry drivers.

Planning officers have said the scheme represents a considerable economic gain for the district.

“Overall, the proposed development represents a significant investment into the Amazon site, and into Cannock Chase District as a whole, which would facilitate the expansion of the business and provide better access and parking facilities to cope with the proposed expansion. The development is also likely to result in the creation of more new jobs in the council area over the next few years,” adds the report.

The giant warehouse was originally developed by Gazeley in 2009 and was leased by Amazon in 2011.

Amazon to create 350 jobs with Rugeley expansion

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Online retailing giant Amazon has revealed plans to create 350 jobs in Rugeley as it seeks permission to expand its massive packing warehouse in the Staffordshire market town.

The company has submitted a planning application to Cannock Chase Council to create a new entrance to the building and construct a new roundabout within the site to enhance traffic flow in and out of the centre. Additional car parking spaces are also proposed, plus a new bus stop on site.

The interior of the building, which is already home to millions of products, will be reconfigured to double capacity.

If the application is successful, 350 permanent jobs would be created at the Towers Business Park centre, Amazon said.

Cannock Chase Council leader George Adamson added: “A planning application has been received which, if approved, will see the expansion of Amazon’s distribution capacity at their warehouse in Rugeley.

“Amazon’s proposal to invest further in Rugeley is to be warmly welcomed, together with the new jobs that would be created. This shows that Cannock Chase is an attractive place to invest and create jobs for local people.”

Amazon opened its Rugeley hub in September 2011 and currently employs more than 600 staff. The retailer is also expecting to create about 2,500 seasonal roles at Rugeley this Christmas.

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