Huntingdonshire District Council has successfully completed a new seven-unit industrial development within the Alms Close area of Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon. The new development named ‘The Meadow’ has made creative use of a redundant brownfield site and will provide further opportunities to establish new businesses in the area or for existing local businesses to grow.
The project, which commenced in January 2020, was designed by DT Architects and built by MARTIN Contracting Services. This development delivers on the council’s desire to invest in Huntingdonshire, utilising brownfield sites - areas which previously have been unusable - and create economic growth.
Executive Leader of the council, Cllr Ryan Fuller, said: "Even in the current difficult economic climate we are still seeing strong demand for small to medium industrial units in Huntingdonshire. The last thing I want to see is businesses moving out of our district because they can’t find suitable commercial premises that meet their needs. Projects such as this deliver several positive outcomes - in this case we have repurposed an unused brownfield site, helped to develop our local economy by creating opportunities for local businesses to grow and will generate a revenue return from rental income to support the delivery of vital council services."
The units are of a high specification, costing circa £1.6m in total to build which was funded via the council’s commercial investment strategy. The units are all designed to allow the maximisation of the internal space by allowing for the introduction of mezzanine floors with the slab and ceiling heights specifically designed for this purpose to enable tenants the opportunity to expand within existing premises in the future.
Huntingdonshire District Council operates a mixed portfolio of commercial properties throughout the district delivering economic development opportunities for local businesses and generating ongoing revenue that supports frontline council services and keeps council tax low.