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Rochdale development will create hundreds of jobs

A 50:50 Joint Venture between Centric Property Group and Barnfield Construction has acquired 18 acres of land in Rochdale, Greater Manchester to develop a 260,000 sq ft business park.

The development is expected to bring in excess of 350 jobs to the area.

The land next to the M62, was acquired from Fortis Bank and already has planning permission for 90,000 sq ft of offices and 170,000 sq ft of industrial space.

The development ‘Crown Business Park’ is the first of a number of acquisitions planned by the JV to speculatively develop business parks throughout the North which are BREEAM excellent.

The first phase of works will also see the rest of the 18 acres opened up and serviced, ready for future phases of development. The site was acquired without external funding, however Royal Bank of Scotland are providing funding towards the speculative construction of the first phase.

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