MARK Pawsey MP has lent his support to an £8m business park development that will bring up to 100 jobs to the West Midlands.
The MP for Rugby was given a tour around the 85,000 sq ft Stepnell Park site on Lawford Road, Rugby, which will bring new investment and commercial opportunities to the area.
Ten new industrial, warehouse or trade counter buildings make up the first phase of work, which is due for completion later this year.
Mr Pawsey said: “Developments such as Stepnell Park are crucial for our local economy. What we see here is a West Midlands-based company that is investing in our local area and demonstrating its commitment to creating jobs in Rugby and beyond.
“After touring the site and hearing more about the opportunities it is bringing and will continue to bring throughout its construction, I am delighted to throw my full support behind the development.”
The site is being developed by construction company Stepnell, which will look to build its own new head office on the later phases of the development
The flagship scheme is being used to showcase Stepnell’s ‘Complete Construction Partner’ approach, with the company acting as landlord, developer, principal contractor and employer’s agent for the site.
Edward Wakeford, property director at Stepnell, said: “Stepnell Park demonstrates our ability to offer a complete development service, with our construction team working alongside our in-house property and development team.
“We are able to deliver schemes from the planning stages through to practical completion on site, and subsequently manage the development and its tenants.
“The site also marks a key investment in our own future, allowing us to create a modern working environment for our employees.”