24 February 2022

New development: Wharton Place

Around 50 new jobs are one step closer as planning is approved for our brand-new business park in Gainsborough: Wharton Place.

West Lindsey District Council approved plans for three phases of Wharton Place, which will be our third commercial development in the area.

The site is conveniently located on Foxby Lane, adjacent Lincoln County Council’s Business Centre, Mercury House, with easy access to the A1, M180 and A15 road networks.

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.

The site currently has consent for Use Class E(g), with the potential to consider other uses subject to planning.

All units on the development will benefit from allocated parking, an electric sectional door, a personnel door and DDA compliant toilet facilities, as well as an eaves height of 5 metres to accommodate a mezzanine floor upon request.

Tony Lawton, Managing Director of Stirlin, says “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.”

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy at Lincolnshire County Council, says “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.”

Now that plans are approved, further details are due to be released on the first phase imminently.

Interested parties are asked to contact us on 01522 682752 or info@stirlin.com to enquire.