New business park in Gainsborough has been given planning permission

Published on 23 February 2022, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |

Wharton Place, on the outskirts of Gainsborough, will be developed by Stirlin. This could lead to the “creation of around 50 jobs” the Lincolnite and the Business desk have reported today.

The site is located on Foxby Lane, adjacent to Lincolnshire County Council’s business centre, Mercury House, and has easy access to the A1, A15 and M180 road links.

Stirlin have received planning approval from West Lindsey District Council for three phases of Wharton Place, which will be its third commercial development in the area.

Wharton Place will provide over 18,500 sq ft of new employment space across 1.3 acres, with a mix of light industrial units in sizes ranging from 1,270 sq ft – 2,500 sq ft.

Tony Lawton, managing director of Stirlin, said: “We are delighted to receive approval for Wharton Place. We’re seeing a significant increase in demand for modern, cost-effective industrial units for manufacturing and distribution, particularly now that more people than ever are trading online.

“This is the third plot of land in Gainsborough that we have purchased from Lincolnshire County Council, following the success of our two other developments in the area: Stirlin Place and Willoughton Place.

“Our investment in the area is a testament to the town’s growing appeal as a thriving place to live, work and invest in. We are pleased to be able to help facilitate the town’s growing business base and bring new employment to the area.”

Councillor Colin Davie, executive councillor for economy at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The sale of this land and development of the new business park will be a great and substantial addition to this part of Gainsborough. Building on and enhancing the commercial offer that is already in place nearby, including our own business centre Mercury House, the land will support businesses to start-up, re-locate and grow.”

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