VIDEO: Take-off for bid to build 35 business units at Exeter SkyPark – with work to start in February

Plans for 35 new business units at Exeter SkyPark have been given the green light.

Construction of the ‘high-quality’ scheme is due to start in February and is expected to be finished in August.

Burrington Estates says the development will provide options for start-ups and small to medium businesses looking to expand.

It includes a café unit and flexible spaces from 1,000sq ft in size.

Ninety per cent of the units have already been reserved.

Two further phases of varying unit sizes are set for delivery in 2022.

The scheme will be built to the BREEAM [Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method] ‘excellent’ benchmark.

Burrington Estates bought the site at Skypark, near Clyst Honiton in East Devon, last year.

The firm’s commercial managing director Matthew Bennett said: “We are delighted to get the go-ahead for this development, allowing us to provide superior options for start-ups and small to medium businesses looking to expand.

“We are also proud that Burrington has a presence at SkyPark, the flagship business park development in the South West.”

The energy-efficient development will include solar PV and insulated panel technology and electric vehicle charging points to reduce operational costs.

Covered bicycle storage has also been included to encourage sustainable transport.

An artist's impression of the business units at Exeter SkyPark. Image: Burrington Estates

An artist’s impression of the business units at Exeter SkyPark. Image: Burrington Estates

Development manager Charles Berry added: “To attract such a strong demand from SMEs for the business units underlines the need for this type of high specification, sustainable development in the South West.

“Alongside superb quality, businesses are clearly also looking for premises that focus on sustainability and flexibility.”

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