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New HQ for Berrys on Shrewsbury Business Park

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News from our partners Alaska Property Group

Alaska Property Group is pleased to announce that Berrys, one of Shropshire’s leading firms of surveyors and valuers, have selected Shrewsbury Business Park for their new headquarters building.

Alaska, in partnership with Shropshire Council, is developing Shrewsbury Business Park as the county’s leading office location. Already more than 200,000 sq ft of space has been created, with another 100,000 in the pipeline. Supported by the Holiday Inn Express, Children’s Day Care Centre and recently the Co-op Foodstore, the Park is becoming a balanced community for office users.

Phase 2 is the latest phase of development in the Business Park with £1.5m being invested in new infrastructure and a new access point from Wenlock Road.

To date, total private sector investment in the Park has been over £50m delivering 250,000 sq ft of floor space and creating over 1,200 jobs.

(l-r)Alan Hay, Alaska Property Group; Matt Anwyl ,Berrys; Chris Jones, Berrys; Chris Hill, Shropshire Council.

(l-r)Alan Hay, Alaska Property Group; Matt Anwyl ,Berrys; Chris Jones, Berrys; Chris Hill, Shropshire Council.

Alan Hay, Managing Director of Alaska Property Group, said:

“Berrys were already occupiers of a smaller building on the Park and there is no better vote of confidence than for them to expand in the same location.”

Berrys will occupy about 10,000 sq ft in this £1.5m development, overlooking one of the ponds on the Park. It will house their valuation, planning, estate agency, professional services and architectural departments and includes break-out space for staff.

Chris Jones and Matthew Anwyl of Berrys said:

“As Berrys’ specialisms have broadened, so has the team. The Shrewsbury office staff numbers have been growing rapidly for a number of years and continue to do so. So it was time for us to find new premises which were more fitting to our staff and clients’ needs.”

“Alaska’s development allowed us to do that within Shrewsbury Business Park, meaning that none of the benefits of our current office space were lost (parking, good accessibility from the motorway network), and we could also benefit from an office with more space for our growing team and a better quality of facilities for our visiting clients.”

Steve Charmley, Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, and Cabinet member for business and economy, said:

“This investment is a wonderful sign of the confidence people and businesses have in Shrewsbury and Shropshire as an excellent place to do business. We have worked with Alaska for many years, and we’re pleased to see another project come to fruition after so much hard work has been undertaken behind the scenes.”

if you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alan Hay at 07850 787676 or email ah@alaskagroup.com.

Or contact Chris Jones at Berrys on 01743 271697.