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100 new jobs for Weymouth
WEYMOUTH is set for another jobs boost.
The £1.5million second phase of the Link Park development is set to bring in up to 100 jobs to Weymouth.
Planning permission for the next stage of the town’s newest business park has been submitted by site developer DJ Property.
Phase one of the £14millon extension to the Granby Industrial estate was completed at a cost of £2.5million at the end of last year.
Dozens of jobs have already been created at the business park, which is set to get a further £10million investment.
Within just eight months four national companies took over units at the site including Screwfix, Toolstation, Halfords Autocentres and Topps Tiles.
A fifth national company is planning to soon occupy the remaining two units.
Mickey Jones, chief executive of DJ Property, said he was ‘delighted’ to announce the second phase of the development.
He added: “What’s good for south Dorset is good for us.
“It is hoped that phase two of Link Park will attract up to 100 jobs when fully let.”
The second phase will consist of seven units measuring between 1,500sqft and 2,500sqft and will be suited to local small to medium sized businesses.
Subject to successful planning application, building will commence at the end of this year and the units should be ready for occupation by spring.
Mr Jones said: “Phase two of Link Park will be constructed in a slightly different way.
“It will be particularly attractive to local small to medium sized businesses looking to expand their business into new commercial space.
“The units will be of market-leading quality and are very visible from the busy Chickerell Link Road, just what occupiers are demanding.”
He added: “Phase one has let very well and I am proud of the companies who have chosen to come to Link Park as they can see that DJ Property is a trusted, professional developer of commercial property that builds long-term relationships.
“Phase two will build on these relationships with local businesses as we have always supported successful local businesses.”
Buildings will consist of modern high eaves finished with high quality brickwork, cladding and glazed elevations.
They are set to look very similar to those in phase one, which Mr Jones said have been well received by the market.
Developers claim that Link Park’s location on the Chickerell Link road and proximity to Weymouth’s major routes makes it an ideal location.
All buildings at the site benefit from reduced cost solar PV generated electricity.
To find out more about Link Park contact Mickey Jones via websites linkparkweymouth.com or djproperty.com
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