03/10/2022 - Permalink

There’s no place like Shropshire: local business park in the county will house over 300 jobs

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Works are near completion at one of Shropshire’s expanding business parks. The third phase of Tern Valley Business Park at Market Drayton has already attracted interest from new and expanding businesses across Shropshire and its surrounding counties.

Developed by Shropshire Council and construction partner Redstart, the business park will welcome new tenants who have decided to invest in Shropshire, its people and economy this autumn.

The site, adjacent to Muller, has been designed specifically for start-up and expanding businesses, and has received commercial interest for its desirable location on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The park has great access links to the A53 and A4, is within easy reach of Stafford, Telford, and Shrewsbury, and is situated just 15 miles from the M6. 

Tern Valley Business Park - aerial image

Tern Valley Business Park – aerial image

The business park has attracted commercial tenants from a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, health food, pet food supplies, charitable organisations, and automotive specialists.

Each of the business units have been built to BREEAM very good status –an evaluative assessment which benchmarks developments across categories based on its sustainable value eg energy, water, pollution, waste and materials. Not only this, but tenants can benefit from great connectivity with fully serviced superfast fibre broadband from local suppliers.

John Gwilliam from Redstart Construction shared his thoughts on the development:-

“Tern Valley was the first time we have ventured into this market, and it has been a complete success story for all those involved. The units have proved easy to fill, and many of our sales have derived from word-of-mouth networking or by prospective tenants driving past us and seeing the attractive business units available.

“The park has not only received interest from businesses within the immediate locality, but also from wider areas such as Cheshire, Wrexham and North Wales, Stoke on Trent and the West Midlands. Working with Shropshire Council has been a very enjoyable experience across all three phases of the project.”

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for growth and regeneration said:-

“This is one of three major business park development programmes happening across Shropshire. We want to spread the word about the commercial opportunities the county has to offer, and the desirable history, heritage and lifestyle Shropshire can contribute to employees’ lives. It is rewarding to hear that Tern Valley has been such a success and businesses have chosen Shropshire as a strategic location to trade and operate from. We want to invest in our business and local economy to make Shropshire an event greater destination to live, work and invest.”

For more information about the business park programme, or why Shropshire is an ideal location for your business, please visit our Invest in Shropshire website or email invest@shropshire.gov.uk