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For those who do not know where Skypark (026) is, it's at the end of the airport runway; and (025) the Intermodal or Sainsbury Distribution Centre, the largest Industrial site (42Ha) - which strangely doesn't get listed as employment land on the Local Plan.
Remember how they wanted somewhere near to the centre of East Devon, although being nearer to Exeter makes it closer to Devon County Council when it is amalgamated.
Map of proposed Skypark site for East Devon District Council offices - west of Exeter Airport
The vision for Skypark is to redevelop a 100 acre disused site into a truly sustainable Business Park, which will accommodate more than 1.4 million sq ft of office, industrial and manufacturing space when complete.
Working closely with joint venture partners, St. Modwen will seek to realise the full economic potential of Exeter as a major regional centre by providing regional and national occupiers with access to high quality employment space which will in turn create around 6,500 jobs over the course of the Business Park's development.
- Close to junction 29 of the M5
- Next to Exeter International Airport
- Soon to be a short distance from the new Cranbrook railway station on the Exeter to Waterloo line
- Devon County Council and St Modwen the UK's leading regeneration specialist.
- Landscaped environment of 100 acres
- 1.4 m sqft of office, industraial and manufacturing space
Predicted investment value:
Expected date of completion:
- 15-20 year project
- First phase of development expected to start in second half of 2011
- 6,500 jobs
Current land owners:
- St. Modwen
- Enquiries regarding availability on Skypark contact Skypark at www.skyparkexeter.com
- For all media enquiries contact Catrin Millar or Zara Cottle at Equinox Communications - 02920 764 100 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skypark Business Park - Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
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