May 24th, 2018

Ground officially broken to mark the start of construction

Developers St Francis Group held a launch onsite to officially mark the start of construction of five new units at Cransley Park, Kettering ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 sq ft. The units being constructed on the 22-acre gateway site are all being built simultaneously and expected to take 9 months to develop with completion scheduled for early 2019. They are being offered for both lease and purchase and have been designed to a high specification to achieve the BREEAM Very Good and EPC ‘A’ rating and will each feature 50K/n floor loading, 50M service yards, 8-10M eaves height, dock levellers, level access doors, car/HGV parking and first office accommodation.

Speaking at the event, St Francis Development Director, Gareth Williams said: “This morning formally marks the start of construction at Cransley Park and is an important milestone in the development of this prime development site which will deliver much needed new accommodation into the Kettering/Northampton market. Cransley Park is a prime location for business and we’ve designed a range of flexibly sized, high quality units from 25,000 up to 100,000 sq ft to cater for a range of different occupier requirements all set within an attractive, landscaped environment”

Richard Baker, of joint agents on the scheme Prop-search also commented: “The development at Cransley Park has been a long time in the making and serves as a key development in the Kettering/A14 corridor in which there is presently a chronic shortage of Grade A logistics and commercial property space. We are already fielding a significant number of enquiries in the development and confident of attracting occupiers shortly”