BUSINESS is booming at Weymouth’s newest business park with developers announcing the second phase of construction work is nearly complete.
Building work at the Link Park business development is still ongoing, but developers DJ Property have announced that the latest units will be complete by the end of the summer.
The announcement comes on the first anniversary of businesses moving into units at the business park with nearly all of the units in the first phase now in use.
The second phase consists of seven units, measuring between 1,650sq ft and 2,500sq ft, set to be completed at the end of the summer season, with the units targeted at local small-to-medium sized businesses looking to expand. Mickey Jones, chief executive of DJ Property, said: “Phase one at Link Park led very quickly to national brands such as Euro Car Parts, Halfords Autocentre, Topps Tiles, Toolstation and Screwfix and they have all enjoyed a very busy first year.
“DJ Property, as a trusted, professional developer of commercial property, continues to build long-term relationships with many local, national and international bus-inesses.
“Phase two of the development at Link Park is now well under way with seven more high quality business units being built in a slightly different way from the first phase. The second phase will consist of units measuring between 1,650 sq ft and 2,500 sq ft and will be particularly attractive to local small to medium sized businesses looking to expand their business into high quality 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 in today’s market.”
The company is firmly on track to complete more than 50,000sq ft of new units by the end of 2015, and the park has been praised by current businesses in the premises.
Screwfix was the first company to occupy one of the units at Link Park and Weymouth store manager, Ian Caruana, said: “We have enjoyed a successful first year at the park and look forward to continuing to provide the region’s tradesmen with easy access to all the essentials they need, so they are fully prepared for any job.”
Toolstation moved into the park last year and Weymouth branch manager Dorian Dando said: “As more units get built and more businesses open it benefits everyone trading here.
“Certainly at Toolstation we have noticed that the easy parking and access for our customers helps their overall shopping ex-perience, which in turn encourages them to return.”