Strategic development land is brought forward at Normanby Enterprise Park
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 19 Jan 2018
THE remaining 60 acres of Normanby Enterprise Park are being brought to market by North Lincolnshire Council.
One of few remaining brownfield sites of the size in the region, those behind the development state it offers favourable land prices close and with easy access to the motorway network, ports and airports.
Occupying more than 95 acres on the northern edge of Scunthorpe, Normanby Enterprise Park has capacity remaining for more than two million square feet of high quality business space for use as offices, manufacturing and distribution.
This remaining land comprises plots ranging in size from 2.88 to, as of now, the 60.88 acre ‘NEP 7’ which is the largest, stretching to the rear of Skippingdale Retail Park.
It is already the major cluster for distribution and manufacturing, with the area’s favourable land and property prices giving businesses a significant competitive advantage from the outset.
These crucial bottom line numbers are aided by the South Bank’s locational advantages include extensive transport infrastructure via road, rail, sea, and air, coupled with supply chain efficiencies.
For those considering expansion or relocation, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob Waltham MBE, (pictured left) said: “North Lincolnshire has traditionally been economically resilient and robust. The depth of culture has nurtured a dynamic workforce that is skilled, talented, passionate and flexible.
“Here in North Lincolnshire, you’ll find experience, a history to build on and new ground to break. We’ve made business our culture, and lifestyle a priority.
“With the space to grow, and the level of planned investment in the area now being realised, North Lincolnshire is on track to becoming the best place to live, work, invest and visit.
“It is a place where opportunities for growth are limited only by imagination and where imagination is unlimited. A place where quality of life is high and the cost of living is low. A place where you can grow faster, stronger and better. And a place where the infrastructure, supplier base, and – most importantly – the people are ready to help you get growing.”
Last September, the local authority received almost £1 million of government funding via the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Northern Powerhouse Fund for infrastructure works and associated services for industrial and commercial use.
Having completed Phase One of the infrastructure project on NEP7, the off-site drainage, it is now available for development.
Companies currently occupying Normanby Enterprise Park include Nisa Retail, CorrBoard UK Ltd and Bulten Ltd.
The site is also home to Normanby Gateway; 30,000 sq ft of council-owned and managed workspace.
Arnu Misra, (pictured right), chief executive of Nisa Retail Ltd, was happy to endorse the opportunity it offers. He said: “The area has gifted us a location with outstanding infrastructure and a wealth of local resource, in terms of both workforce and services. The local authority is a progressive and forward thinking one, encouraging growth in the county and we feel well supported and have done historically as we’ve invested in the area to develop the Nisa business.”
For more information about NEP 7 call the economic development team on 01724 297330.