Midlands-based commercial property developer, Morris Property have been commissioned to build a new manufacturing HQ for sister company, Morris Site Machinery. The move comes after planners gave the £6 million development, taking place at i54 South Staffordshire, the green light.


Work is expected to start shortly (11th November) at the 239-acre site - located on the boundary of South Staffordshire and Wolverhampton - delivering more than 60,000 sq. ft of manufacturing and office space. Morris Site Machinery will be in good company at the location, neighbouring Jaguar Land Rover on the high-tech business park.

When the 12-month building programme is complete, it will enable Morris Site Machinery to relocate from its existing base at Four Ashes, Wolverhampton, to the purpose-built base (three miles away). Having a number of renowned business parks in the region meant that Morris Site Machinery could remain local to the West Midlands, safeguarding jobs in the area.

New images released show a distinctive building, designed by DPS Architects, that will help Morris & Co. to expand their group at the prime central location (which boasts well-connected communication links). The growing site machinery company, Morris Site Machinery is distinguished for its SMC mobile lighting towers (sold worldwide) and range of other high-quality site equipment (including generators, welders, pumps and pressure washers).

James West, Chief Operating Officer for Morris Property, said:

“We have a track record of building quality schemes at major Midlands business parks. We are proud to be awarded this contract for a project that will make a significant difference to a sister business and which will add to our parent company portfolio.”

Chris Morris, CEO of Morris Site Machinery, commented:

“This exciting development is in good hands and represents an important step in our ambitions to build a flagship premises which can grow with us. We’ll be able to retain our skilled workforce by remaining local and have plans to also create new jobs.”

Morris Property and Morris Site Machinery are both part of a Shrewsbury-based, fifth-generation family-ran group, Morris & Company. The company is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

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Aerial photograph of i54 South Staffordshire.